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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

Tyron Saunders

Tyron graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011. Throughout his degree, Tyron gained valuable experience in both the public and private health sectors, as well as two specialised units within the Western Bulldogs Football Club and The Australian Baseball League.

Tyrons’ 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.

Tyron has developed an interest in treating shoulder and knee injuries where he has regular contact with specialists to gain excellent rehabilitation outcomes. Tyron is currently practising at our Altona meadows and Tarneit clinics where he also completes musculoskeletal screening and Pilates assessments.

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

Outside of work Tyron has completed his first Melbourne Ironman and is keen on finishing a couple of Marathons.

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Manjot Jassal

Manjot graduated from La Trobe University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy having completed his degree in Albury-Wodonga and Bendigo. Manjot has experienced a wide array of presentations ranging from rehabilitative orthopaedics to chronic pain. Throughout his degree, Manjot gained valuable clinical and non-clinical skills across metropolitan and regional Victoria ranging from Mildura to Ballarat

Practicing at our Altona Meadows and Tarneit clinics, Manjot has a strong and enthusiastic interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Manjot adopts a holistic approach and focuses on patient specific goals to achieve the best rehabilitation outcomes for his clients.

Hailing from Melbourne, Manjot has a keen interest in sports having provided services to various metropolitan rugby teams, country AFL teams and currently consults members of the Australian Powerlifting club. Manjot is one of the Physio’s for the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Junior Gold Cup elite development squad where he works with experienced strength and conditioning coaches and physiotherapists gaining knowledge in the field of sports.

Outside of work, Manjot is a competitive powerlifter with the sight of representing Australia in upcoming national and international Powerlifting competitions. Manjot is fluent in speaking Hindi and Punjabi and regularly partakes in cultural events including preforming as part of a cultural Bhangra dance team.

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Emily Cousins
Physiotherapy/Exercise Physiology

Emily graduated from Melbourne University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2015. She gained extensive experience across Melbourne, rural Victoria and overseas in the public and private settings.

Having grown up in the world of dance and competitive sport, Emily has always had a special interest in sports physiotherapy and injury rehabilitation. Emily continues to work with local AFL and netball clubs and in 2015 was a member of the sports medicine team for the University of Melbourne at the Australian University Games. Emily also has a keen interest in treating paediatric conditions, having completed her final year research project on Osgood-Schlatter disease in partnership with Western health.

Emily has additional skills in rehabilitation and chronic disease management. Being an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, she has provided exercise therapy to patients with a wide variety of conditions including osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and cancer.

Having grown up in Sydney, Emily enjoys spending her spare time exploring Melbourne’s cafes, but also enjoys returning home for the weekend to visit family and friends. Emily continues to compete in touch footy, hockey and netball.

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Matt Delaney

Matt graduated from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Science in 2014 and then completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Newcastle in 2018. Throughout his degree, Matt had experience treating a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions in both metropolitan and regional areas of New South Wales. Matt has a strong interest in sport and supporting athletes in their rehabilitation. During his time in NSW, he has been involved with the Newcastle Knights Juniors and Newcastle Jets Youth Teams, facilitating training and rehabilitation programs for young athletes.

Matt is currently practicing at the Altona Meadows and Tarneit clinics. Matt has developed a passion for the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and sporting injuries in general population as well as athletes. Matt has a particular interest in injuries of the knee and shoulder and it is a professional focus area for him to pursue ongoing training for treatment practices of these areas. Matt adopts a holistic, client-centred approach to clinical practice and tailors programs to suit the individual patient. In his clinical approach, he focuses on creating a supportive and productive environment in order to provide the best care for the patient and their treatment journey.

In addition to his professional sports focus, Matt is a fitness enthusiast and sports fan outside of clinic hours. He is a strong supporter of the Richmond Tigers AFL Team and he regularly participates in CrossFit competitions. It is a personal goal to complete a half Ironman towards the end of 2019 and he is consistently focused on training to acheive this goal.

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Eliza Roughead

Eliza graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master Physiotherapy Practice in 2018. Originaly from country Victoria she grew up playing many sports including basketball and netball at a regional and state level. This has lead to a passion for sport, treating sporting injuries and enhancing athletic performance. She enjoys playing netball, AFL and running.

Whilst involved in sport she has worked with Marcellin Old Collegians in the VAFA football league and Melbourne Victory Women’s Soccer Team. Throughout university she developed specialised interest in treating various acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and paediatrics.

She has compelted placements throughout Melbourne, regional Victoria and overseas in both India and Vietnam. She has a strong passion for working with Atheletes and the general population with a focus on client centred practice and working with the individual to achieve their goals.

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Tristan Davies

Tristan graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Physiotherapy in 2019, following a Bachelor of Sport Science degree at Victoria University. Throughout his studies, Tristan has gained clinical experience working with a wide variety of patients within Sydney’s major public hospitals and private practices, with which he has developed a well rounded understanding of patient specific rehabilitation.

In addition to his clinical placements, Tristan has been involved with both the Oztag State Cup and Sydney Uni rugby union teams, assisting with various rehabilitation programs and acute sporting injuries. He is passionate about adopting a holistic approach to health and returning to function for both sporting and non-sporting patient populations.

Tristan has personal experience as a semi-professional athlete, playing state league football for Williamstown (VFL) and Sydney University (NEAFL) over the past six years, which complements his theoretical knowledge of the physical demands of high level sport.

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Mark Staniec

Mark, a western suburbs local, completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Albury/Wodonga, graduating in 2019. Mark’s dedication to Physiotherapy has been reflected in his academic success, being awarded with a Executive Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Mark’s history of playing competitive basketball sparked his passion for Physiotherapy, and he has a deep understanding of a client’s perspective on needs and expectations during the rehabilitation process.

Clinically he has a keen focus on facilitating rehabilitation and injury prevention by prescribing therapeutic exercise. It is important to Mark to promote evidence based treatment, allowing his clients to get the most from his programs. He is planning on completing some additional training in Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy to further his musculoskeletal skills.

Outside of the treatment room, you will find Mark shooting hoops, kayaking or riding a motorbike – depending on the weather.

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Carleigh Earl

Carleigh graduated from La Trobe University in 2019 with a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice and Bachelor of Applied Science. Carleigh has also undertaken further training in Clinical Pilates. Throughout her degree, Carleigh worked within major public hospitals and outpatient settings treating a wide variety of clients and conditions.

Carleigh was trained in dance growing up, in styles such as jazz, tap and ballet. This gave her an appreciation for movement, and injury prevention and management, fuelling her passion for physiotherapy. Carleigh also has experience working with local mens and womens Aussie Rules teams as a sports trainer.

She has an interest in treating neck and back pain, sporting and dance injuries and working with pain during pregnancy. Carleigh utilises an approach that combines manual therapies for symptom management with long term active rehabilitation techniques to achieve her client’s goals.

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Emma Draffin

Emma graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Health Science and then completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at ACU. Emma has a strong passion for sport, which has been demonstrated through her continued participation in competitive football (AFL) and netball, which motivated her to become a physiotherapist. Emma has worked with both local and elite sporting clubs, including Carlton’s reserves side in the VFL (previously known as Northern Blues Football Club) and Sandringham Dragon’s Under 18 Girl’s side in the then known TAC Cup. Her continued participation in the sporting environment has led Emma to gain further qualifications as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Throughout her studies, Emma gained invaluable clinical experience with a wide variety of patients in both metropolitan Melbourne and country Victoria. During this time, Emma developed an interest in Women’s health and the rehabilitation of sporting injuries, knee and shoulder injuries. Emma places a great emphasis on exercise as a rehabilitation tool and uses this in conjunction with other treatment techniques to achieve the best rehabilitation outcomes for her clients. Emma enjoys working with both the general population and athletes to achieve their goals and get them back to their sport and/or everyday life.

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Maria Frederikos

Maria graduated from a Doctor of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Sport Science. Maria’s history of playing competitive soccer and experience working along-side professional sporting teams including Melbourne Storm, Northern Blues and FFV developed her passion and knowledge of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Throughout her studies, she has gained valuable experience working as a personal trainer, utilising exercise to empower women to reach their goals. Outside of private practice, Maria enjoys powerlifting and martial arts.

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Ally Dean

Ally graduated in 2014 with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy from the Australian College of Sports Therapy and works with the Symmetry Physiotherapy team at Altona Meadows and Hoppers Crossing Clinics.

Throughout her time studying Ally has gained significant experience at Williamstown Football Club in the VFL, as the lead myotherapist and with a variety of clubs within the WRFL. This has allowed Ally to work one on one, on and off the field with the footballers and fellow health and fitness staff.

Ally has a keen interest in the management of headaches and chronic back pain. She has also gained a lot of experience in dry needling, cupping and the management of sports related injuries.

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