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Symmetry Physiotherapy offers a wide range of services in the Western, North Western and Bayside suburbs of Melbourne, including Physiotherapy, Myotherapy and Clinical Rehab / Pilates. Our Altona Meadows team use the latest technology and rehabilitation strategies to ensure you acheive your ultimate health outcomes..

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Our Altona Meadows team will assess your problem or injury and provide a comprehensive treatment plan catered to your individual requirements. Reach out to us via a call, email or book an appointment below.

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Meet our Altona Meadows team

Symmetry Physiotherapy Ty Saunders
Tyron Saunders

Tyron has developed an interest in treating shoulder and knee injuries where he has regular contact with specialists to gain excellent rehabilitation outcomes. Tyron has completed further training in areas of interest including; spine injury assessment and management, sporting injuries and rehabilitation, hip and knee osteoarthritis management, shoulder injuries assessment and management, hip and groin injuries and dry needling.

Since graduating from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011 Tyron’s strong interest in sporting injuries has led to him being the team Physio for Williamstown Football Club in the VFL and also consulting Physio for Baseball Victoria Development Academy. Ty has also enjoyed being involved with local footy and athletics clubs and really understands the return to sport requirements.

Tyron conducts musculoskeletal assessments for various injuries and then tailors specific programs to the individuals goals and needs which is beneficial for strengthening, conditioning and injury rehabilitation.

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Symmetry Physiotherapy Tristan Davies
Tristan Davies

Tristan has a strong interest in sport although his passion is not limited to the athletic population, working with clients from all facets including WorkCover and TAC. Tristan has specific training in treating the shoulder, and uses different modes of treatment including dry needling to optimize physical function.

Tristan graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Physiotherapy, following a Bachelor of Sport Science degree at Victoria University. With further training in sporting injuries assessment and management and lower limb tendon injuries.

Experience working in the Oztag State Cup and with Sydney Uni rugby union teams are notable in Tristan’s working career. Personal experience as a semi-professional athlete, playing state league football for Williamstown (VFL) and Sydney University (NEAFL) for more than six years complement his theoretical knowledge and equip him with understanding the physical demands of high level sport.

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Carleigh Earl

Carleigh is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals with the aim to improve their overall quality of life. She has a particular interest in treating women’s health conditions, spinal presentations, ankles, and acute injuries, however, has experience treating a wide range of issues across the body.
Carleigh can also perform Pre-Pointe Assessments for dancers.

Carleigh has completed further training in Clinical Pilates, dry needling, sporting injury assessment and treatment. Currently, Carleigh is working as team Physiotherapist at Williamstown Soccer Club. In the past, she has worked with local men’s and women’s Aussie Rules football clubs.

Carleigh draws on her experiences to reduce pain and then strengthen the area for a sustainable approach to therapy.

Outside of work hours, you will find Carleigh eating her way through Melbourne’s restaurants one at a time, and travelling once borders open back up! She loves going for a walk and challenging herself at the gym.

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Conor Lynch

Conor enjoys managing a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries of all ages; however, he has developed a particular interest in managing hip, knee, and ankle pathologies, along with muscle and tendon sporting injuries of the lower limb. Conor is passionate about implementing best evidence practice and above all, he believes that every injury requires a clear management plan which must be tailored to achieve the goals of each individual.

Conor’s enthusiasm for sport and subsequent injuries guided him to complete a Masters of Physiotherapy at Swinburne University in 2022, and he had previously completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2020.

Most recently, Conor has worked for several years as a Level 1 Community Athletics Coach (Middle & Long-distance running) in addition to working within WRFL, VFL, and rehabilitation settings as an Exercise Scientist. This has allowed him to work with individuals from the onset of their injury up until their return to performance.

In his spare time, you’ll find Conor doing anything running-related, drinking coffee, and enjoying his time with his family and friends.

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Chinmay Bhide

Chinmay has a strong interest in sport although he enjoys working with all types of patient population to make then independent and injury free. He has special interests in treating shoulder and knee injuries by using different modes of treatment including Dry needling and manual therapy.

Since completion of his Masters degree in 2016, Chinmay has a keen interest in sport which has led him to working with different Olympic as well as other sports including archery, shooting, wrestling, badminton, athletics, cricket etc.

He as an official Physiotherapist for the Indian Archery team at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. He has travelled with the Indian team across the world covering major competitions for Archer and Shooting.

Outside of work, Chinmay enjoys watching sports, spending time with friends and family, going on hikes and exploring new places.

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Nikolas Nikolaidis

Nikolas enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries; however, he has a keen interest in lower limb pathologies and sporting injuries, more specifically, tendon injuries. Nikolas is passionate about improving the quality of life in all the clients he encounters and empowering them with the confidence and knowledge to better manage their conditions individually, providing them an active role in their rehabilitation. Nikolas is passionate about using the best evidence available to treat injuries whilst tailoring treatment to the needs of the client and therefore, providing a clear management plan to get them back to their very best. Above all else, Nikolas ensures you are as happy and focused as possible to get the best possible outcomes with your treatment.

Nikolas completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2019 at La Trobe University before completing a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2022 at the University of Melbourne.

Throughout his study, Nikolas completed 260 hours of clinical placement to receive a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance through Exercise Research Australia (ERA). This entailed him learning to complete a wide array of fitness testing and assessments, whilst also taking clients through tailored exercise programs designed by him. Nikolas utilised this learning recently as he was working as an Exercise Scientist at Kieser in 2022, completing similar work as he was through ERA. Nikolas also worked as an Assistant Physiotherapist/Sports Trainer for the Melbourne Victory Junior Academy in 2022, primarily assisting the Under 18’s on match-day while working with the other junior athletes from the Under 14’s through to the Under 23’s (reserves).

In his spare time, Nikolas loves watching sport. In particular, he is a faithful Manchester United supporter in the soccer and North Melbourne supporter in the AFL, but keeps up to date with most current sporting news. He also is an avid exercise junkie, music and movie buff, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Blessy Thomas

Blessy is a dedicated and passionate physiotherapist who is committed to helping her patients achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they may be. With a special interest in managing musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries, particularly neck and back pain, and lower limb injuries including both acute and chronic knee pathologies, Blessy provides targeted yet thorough care to her patients.

Blessy’s experience is extensive and diverse, having worked with a wide demographic in regional Victoria where she was involved in managing a range of conditions. Her experience has not only given her the ability to diagnose and treat injuries, but also to understand the unique needs of each patient. She holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from Monash University and has completed additional training in Clinical Pilates and Level 1 Dry Needling.

Currently, Blessy is working as team Physiotherapist at Williamstown Soccer Club, where she prioritizes the well-being and recovery of players by providing expert care in injury management and prevention.

Outside of work, Blessy is an active person who enjoys staying fit at the gym and indulging in her love of coffee. She also loves going on road trips with family and friends and discovering new spots for food and drinks.

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Mateo Glavan

Mateo has developed a keen interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries, with a true passion to help clients of all ages achieve optimal health and quality of life. Mateo prides himself on implementing the most recent evidence-based Physiotherapy techniques to manage a wide variety of injuries and conditions that come through the door.

Mateo completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2022 at the University of Melbourne. Throughout his study, Mateo undertook a range of placements in both metro and regional areas across Victoria. During this time, Mateo helped numerous athletes, as well as everyday individuals, to regain independence, pain-free movement and function. In particular, Mateo gained extensive experience in managing sports-related injuries, delivering post-surgical rehabilitation protocols, and treating numerous musculoskeletal conditions associated with chronic and persistent pain. Prior to this, Mateo completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University, where he studied aspects of molecular anatomy, immunology and pharmacology.

More recently, Mateo worked closely with Victorian men’s and women’s amateur hockey teams, where he managed acute injuries and supervised injury prevention programs.

Outside of work Mateo loves to spend his time outdoors; often going for a walk, or running, along the beach. Mateo also enjoys weight training and playing tennis with friends.

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Riley Haddad

Riley is passionate about treating musculoskeletal conditions (sports related or from day-to-day life). He has a particular interest in hip and pelvis pathologies, educating the client and correcting postural imbalances that could be impacting your conditions.

Riley Graduated from RMIT with a Diploma of Remedial massage and an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy. During his time at RMIT he worked with the FITZROY STARS and SEDA.

In his free time Riley likes to exercise and stay fit but taking his dog for walks, playing sports with friends and weight training. Riley is continuing to develop as a therapist by studying Pilates and Personal Training.

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Adrian Rodrigues
Exercise Physiologist

‘Adie’ is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Elite Performance Coach and Rehabilitation Specialist with over 20 years’ experience working with athletes, coaches and managers ranging from a variety of sports, athletes, martial arts, dance professionals, state and national athletes, corporate clients, high-profile clientele and the general public.

He develops specific rehabilitation and chronic disease training programs, sport specific training techniques, elite training sessions and specific educational programs for a huge variety of sports, coached and athletes Australia wide.

Adie is dedicated to helping as many people as possible with their health to enable them to live their best lives. Specialising in Chronis Disease management, injury, nutrition and recovery methods.

Adrian offers training workshops to individuals, gym members, athletes, fitness professionals and sporting clubs. Providing the opportunity for all to learn from one of Australia’s leading fitness, health, performance and training professionals.

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Andrew Ward
Exercise Physiologist

Andrew’s passion for fitness, health, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, comes from a life of sport, high level competition and training.

Andrew’s philosophy for coaching is “Know your athletes/client and stick to the basics”. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Accredited Exercise Scientist, with over 10 years of experience working in the sports, health and fitness industry.

Andrew has gained 5 years’ experience as a strength and conditioning coach working with sub-elite athletes across AFL, Soccer and Hockey in sport. Dealing with varying injuries and providing fast return to play (RTP) rehabilitation programs. This was achieved with his aggressive method relating to rehabilitation and RTP.

Andrew is also a trainer and assessor with 4 years’ experience in teaching personal trainers and allied health assistants. Andrew has progressed in his health and fitness career to a stage where he can assist new health and fitness professional coming into the industry.

His passion for education and guiding peers in the industry, has lead to him develop an educational/ mentoring program for university students starting their career in the health and fitness industry.

Some career highlights for Andrew include:

  • Training athletes that competed at a national level
  • Having a business for over 8 years
  • Mentoring the new health and fitness professionals

Andrew loves quiet time with his family and furry friends, Food & Beverages, Travelling, Hiking and Camping.

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