James Barker

Principal Soft Tissue Therapist


  • Bachelor of Exercise Science, University of Canberra
  • Advanced Diploma Applied Science (Soft Tissue Therapy), Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Myofascial Dry Needling
  • Kinesio Taping

Association Memberships

  • Massage and Myotherapy Australia (formerly AAAM) #15872

Professional Achievements

  • Full-time course lecturer in Soft Tissue Therapy at CIT
  • Twenty Years service at Clinic 88

Treatment Areas of Interest

  • As a middle-distance runner for nearly 40 years, Lower limb injuries in the running athlete including gait assessment
  • Focus area of expertise Achilles Tendon injuries, Calf and Hamstring injuries
  • Interest area in foot/ankle injuries and cervical spine
  • Overuse injury in the young athlete


About Jimmy…

Jimmy exhibits a passion for acute and chronic lower limb injuries, especially the ankle and Achilles region. As a long time middle distance runner, he draws on his athletic experience to assess gait patterns and perform musculoskeletal screenings for runners & triathletes.

Jimmy is a father of two active boys and enjoys a spot of gardening in the Summer months.

James is available at the Macquarie location on Fridays only.