Tim Fields

Hope Island Senior Physiotherapist

Tim Fields is a distinguished Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist, and Strength & Conditioning Coach with a robust background in sports medicine, performance testing, injury rehabilitation, and return-to-play protocols. He holds a Doctor of Physiotherapy from Bond University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation from Flinders University, and a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Tim has extensive experience working with elite athletes across various sports, including ice hockey, athletics, volleyball, tennis, basketball, soccer, kendo, rock climbing, and the blind sport of goalball. Tim held previously roles with Queensland Volleyball and Tennis Australia and has spent time working in High-Performance Centres in Vancouver.

Which has refined his expertise in sports science testing, program development, and high-level coaching. Tim excels in bridging the gap between injury rehabilitation and peak performance, utilizing cutting-edge sports science equipment and innovative testing procedures, ensuring a seamless journey from injury to optimal health.

Additionally, over the past decade, Tim has dedicated himself to rehabilitating and managing conditions such as stroke, COPD, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and chronic pain through behavioural strategies and using exercise and movement as medicine. He is an advocate for healthy lifestyle practices and has developed specialized interests in adolescent injuries (e.g., ACL, growth plate), overhead athletes and upper limb injuries (e.g., rotator cuff, swimmer’s shoulder, tennis elbow), as well as concussion and tendon injury management. He uses hands on techniques such as massage, manipulation, dry needling, taping in combination with movement strategies including corrective exercise, Pilates, DNS, and postural restoration.

Tim’s career is marked by a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development, evidenced by his participation in numerous professional courses and conferences. He is dedicated to advancing his industry and contributing to the broader Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy communities through education and mentoring.

Outside of work he spends his time with his family and 2 German Shepards. You will likely catch him playing in the mountains, at the beach or at a local coffee shop.