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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, Exercise Physiology and Podiatry. Our Taylors Lakes team use the latest technology and rehabilitation strategies to ensure you acheive your ultimate health outcomes.

Symmetry Physiotherapy
here in Taylors Lakes

Our Taylors Lakes team will assess your problem or injury and provide a comprehensive treatment plan catered to your individual requirements. We service the following suburbs: Airport West, Delahey, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Sydenham, Keilor Park, Sydenham, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes. Reach out to us via a call, email or book an appointment below.

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Meet our Taylors Lakes team

Symmetry Physiotherapy Phoebe Skinns
Phoebe Skinns
Physiotherapy

Phoebe has developed a strong interest in the rehabilitation of sports and exercise-based injuries from adolescent children and weekend warriors, through to elite athletes. Phoebe has also gained a special interest in Women’s Health whilst completing her studies, specifically relating to exercise and musculoskeletal conditions during the Ante and Postnatal period.

Currently Phoebe works in the EDFL with Taylors Lakes Football Club and in the AFL with the St Kilda Football Club. Over the last 4 years, Phoebe has also worked with many sporting teams including Boroondara Express Netball Team (VNL), Chisholm State Netball Team and Williamstown Football Club (VFL).

Phoebe enjoys working with all population groups of all ages to treat a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Phoebe bases her rehabilitation and injury management around evidence-based practice, holistic health and incorporates a variety of hands-on, exercise-based techniques and education principles into her sessions to get people back to what they love doing.

Outside of the clinic, Phoebe enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sport and staying fit and healthy.

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Symmetry Physiotherapy Elise Beynon
Elise Beynon
Physiotherapy

Elise has a strong passion to help others achieve their goals and return to the things they love doing. She recognises that recovery requires a holistic approach that is tailored to the client’s needs and suits their lifestyle. A central component to her treatment is providing education to empower her clients and ensure results are sustained in the long term.

Elise is passionate about therapeutic movement. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne she has completed further training in Clinical Pilates through APPI and loves leading the Clinical Rehab Pilates classes that are run in-clinic. Elise also has experience working with local footy clubs and has a keen interest in helping people overcome and prevent their sporting injuries.

Growing up Elise enjoyed all things sport including netball, tennis, swimming, volleyball, and distance running. She enjoys cheering on the mighty Dogs and can often be found watching the Aussies play cricket in the summer. Away from sport, Elise loves the outdoors, planning her next holiday and spending time with her family.

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Symmetry Physiotherapy Meagan Kiely
Meagan Kiely
Physiotherapy

Meagan has developed a special interest in treating lower limb injuries in both the sporting and general population. She’s passionate about educating and inspiring her patients, and guiding them through the process of achieving their goals. She aims to keep people doing what they love and simply modify activity where possible.

Meagan has completed her dry needling course and has undertaken further study in sports physiotherapy. She graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney and has worked in the private practice sector, in both Sydney and Melbourne. Meagan was one of the physiotherapists for the Sydney Rabbitohs Women’s Rugby League team in 2019 and has experience treating athletes from a wide range of sports.

Meagan plays football for Richmond in the AFLW and has an extensive sporting background, having boxed, played soccer, squash, cricket and tennis growing up. She enjoys going to the footy, walking her Vizsla Addie, swimming at the beach, getting back home to see her family in Tassie and catching up with friends for quality coffee and food.

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Symmetry Physiotherapy Harrison Thorton
Harrison Thornton
Physiotherapy

Harry graduated from La Trobe University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and a Master of Physiotherapy Practice.

He chose to become a physiotherapist, as he always wanted to help people thrive and maximise their quality of life. He loves the feeling of making a difference in someone’s life. Harry bases his treatment around evidence bases practice, using a combination of hands-on therapy, exercise based techniques and proper education to achieve his client’s goals.

Since graduating he has spent time in both private practice and aged care. During his studies he spent time as a sports trainer for Melbournce City FC’s youth team. Through his work at sporting clubs and private practice, he has gained a strong interest in rehabilitation of sporting injuries from a social level to professional athletes. Through his aged care experience, he has grown an interest in working with age-related conditions. He is passionate about helping the aging population transition through their later years, healthy and pain-free.

Outside the clinic Harry keeps active playing soccer, badminton, table tennis or bushwalking. When not on the go, he is planning his next trip to wherever has the most adrenaline filled activities. You can be sure to bump into Harry at any of the Melbourne City games or whenever his beloved Swannies are in town.

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Symmetry Physiotherapy Nathan Skirrow
Nathan Skirrow
Physiotherapy

Nathan completed his physiotherapy degree in Sydney. Knowing exactly what journey to embark on, Nathan started his private practice career at Symmetry Physiotherapy.

Knowing his passion lied in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, he started working as a physiotherapist for an NPL level soccer team (North West Sydney Spirit FC) and its association youth league teams. Through his sporting experiences, Nathan has developed a strong interest in rehabilitating acute and chronic injuries, running biomechanics and exercise prescription.

Nathan has further developed a passion for paediatric physiotherapy through his experience working with youth soccer teams and university placements in paediatric hospitals. Nathan is always looking to give back to the sporting community that took him in from a young age by getting involved with community sporting teams. During his school-age years, Nathan loved soccer, cricket and athletics.

After spending several years in Sydney and Wollongong, Nathan developed an avid passion for surfing and is always looking for an excuse to head down to the surf coast. Since moving to Victoria, he was forced to switch football code allegiances to AFL, his team of choice is now Essendon. Nathan enjoys a healthy lifestyle that includes Yoga, going for runs and playing soccer. Nathan has recently taken interest in cooking and baking, stemming from his fluent French language skills.

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Symmetry Physiotherapy Brad Hassall
Brad Hassall
Physiotherapy

Brad has a keen interest in supporting individuals in returning to what they love doing. Spanning across improving everyday activities to high level recreational and sporting activities. Brad uses an individually tailored approach to all physiotherapy treatment to help individuals succeed in achieving their own unique goals. He also has a strong focus in creating a strong foundation for patients’ belief in themselves and encouraging self-management to improve individuals’ outcomes long term.

Brad graduated from La Trobe university where he developed a keen interest in working with musculoskeletal conditions in the acute and chronic stages. He also has previous experience working in a hospital as well as local AFL football clubs and in the AFL NAB league.

Outside of the clinic basketball has been a part of Brad’s life from a young age, and after playing in Alberta, Canada for 3 years, now you will find him competing in the semi-professional league Big V with the Craigieburn Eagles.

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Kirstie Martin
Physiotherapy

Kirstie has a great passion for treating all types and levels of sporting injuries, in particular, AFL, basketball and weightlifting. With a keen interest in treating women’s health conditions, she is passionate about combining hands-on therapy, exercise prescription and education to ensure her clients achieve their goals and optimal health.

Kirstie graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, gaining invaluable experience working as a sports trainer with the Box Hill VFL. She followed up with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University, working with a variety of age groups and conditions ranging from paediatrics to geriatrics, cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological clients.

Kirstie’s lifelong passion to pursue physiotherapy arose from her childhood sporting background of gymnastics and basketball. She is very passionate about living a healthy, active lifestyle; in her spare time, she keeps active by playing AFL, basketball.

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Kyle Loudon
Physiotherapy

Kyle has been working in private practice for 10 years treating patients ranging from those with chronic pain to those with acute sports injuries. Headaches and complex migraine patients are a special interest area of his where he uses the Watson Headache Technique combined with knowledge around medications and cognitive based training to coordinate the best outcome for his patients. Kyle enjoys helping chronic pain sufferers, patients with hypermobility syndromes (incl. EDS) and undertaking strength & conditioning rehabilitation for athletes, workers & anyone with musculoskeletal issues. 

Kyle has completed training for the Level 1 Watson Headache Course and has previously worked at the Balwyn Headache Clinic for a number of years. He is qualified in DMA Clinical Pilates, dry needling and has completed numerous courses with respect to sports injury diagnosis and management. Kyle has been working as a senior private practice clinician in Melbourne and, previous to that, also worked in Sydney’s western suburbs. 

Kyle’s passion for helping people can be seen in the way he engages with his patients and with that person’s other health providers to ensure the best outcomes for them. He enjoys working with and educating people on their conditions and, from there, providing a holistic approach to their management. He believes in listening to your concerns so that you feel heard and understanding what is important to you so that your treatment is relevant to your goals. 

Outside of physiotherapy, Kyle is an avid football (soccer) fan and also loves the Canberra Raiders. In the AFL, he follows the GWS Giants. He enjoys spending time with his family & friends, going to the gym and renovating/woodworking. Originally from North Queensland, he now lives in Melbourne’s west with his wife and son.  

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Justin Gourlay
Physiotherapy

Over the past 10 years, Justin has worked in clinical settings, elite sporting environments, and biomedical research. Justin has gained extensive experience in treating a wide range of acute, chronic, and complex injuries, especially those that often persist without proper treatment. Ultimately, Justin is an empathetic clinician and uses individually tailored treatment to assist his clients reaching their health and fitness goals.

Since completing his Doctor of Physiotherapy from the The University of Melbourne, Justin prides himself on staying up-to-date with the latest physiotherapy research and treatment techniques. This allows him to assist his patients to return to their usual work and sporting activities at their optimal level as soon as possible.

Outside of work, Justin spends time with his family and nurturing his personal interest in exercise. If he’s not in the clinic, you will find him either playing baseball, in the gym, or supporting his parents on their farm in regional Victoria.

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Symmetry Physiotherapy Muhammed Omer Turkmen
Omer Turkmen
Physiotherapy

Omer enjoys managing a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries of all ages; however, he has developed a particular interest in managing sporting injuries, from elite athletes to the weekend warrior. Omer’s special interests include assessment and management of lower limb injuries including the hip, knee, and ankle.

Omer’s enthusiasm for sport and subsequent injuries guided him to complete a Masters of Physiotherapy at Swinburne University, and he has previously completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Neuroscience. Further, Omer has completed additional training in strength and conditioning and is an accredited ASCA Level 1 S&C Coach.

Omer has experience working within an A-League Academy, several NPL soccer clubs, NDIS and rehabilitation settings. He has applied physiotherapy and strength and conditioning principles from the onset of an individual’s injury up until their return to performance.

Omer loves talking about anything soccer-related, playing futsal, and spending time with his family and friends exploring Melbourne’s finest restaurants and cafes.

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Symmetry Physiotherapy Melissa Smith
Melissa Smith
Physiotherapy

Melissa has a special interest in the treatment of pelvic, coccyx, abdominal, and hip problems. She has extensive experience in the treatment of all musculoskeletal injuries and has done extra training in the areas of neck pain and headache, hip injuries, lower limb biomechanics, strength and conditioning and Clinical Pilates. Melissa is qualified in to perform dry needling and lymphoedema management.

Melissa has undergone extensive extra training to become part of our Pelvic Health Melbourne team. Through Pelvic Health Melbourne she is able to treat complex SIJ and pubic pain, continence issues, bowel problems, urgency, prolapse, pelvic pain, intimacy pain, DRAM, men’s pelvic issues and post-prostatectomy rehabilitation as well as children’s pelvic health for constipation and urinary issues.

Melissa is currently the coordinator for the clinical rehabilitation (formally known as clinical pilates) at Symmetry Taylors Lakes. She enjoys mentoring and educating in her areas of special interest.

Melissa is passionate about helping people regain their fitness and health again after injury, childbirth, or surgery.

She spends her time outside of work hiking, running and caring for her two young children.

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Symmetry Physiotherapy Stephen Gosling
Stephen Gosling
Physiotherapy

Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2007. He spent 2 years in private practice in Gippsland before commencing at our Taylors Lakes practice in 2010.

Stephen has a strong interest in sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions and has worked for Gippsland Power Football Club (U18 TAC Cup), and spent 4 years with the Werribee Football Club in the VFL. He enjoys managing athletes of all levels and has had experience from the North Melbourne Kangaroos (AFL) to local community sporting teams of all codes.

Stephen has a special interest in the rehabilitation of acute and chronic conditions and post-surgical injuries. Other interests include lower limb biomechanics, exercise prescription and dry needling. He has completed further training to more effectively manage the complicated rehabilitation of Workcover and TAC clients.

Stephen’s interest in Physiotherapy came from a sporting background where he played TAC and State football. He still currently plays football and enjoys spending time at the beach and going for runs or keeping fit at the gym.

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Nicole Pfingsten
Myotherapist

Nicole graduated in 2020 with her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy from RMIT University. Since graduating she has worked in the private practise sector and with sporting clubs treating athletes in the AFL, NRL and Rugby Union.

Participating in competitive sport herself, Nicole has gained an appreciation of the human body and a passion to help others achieve optimal movement and soft tissue health. Her aim is to educate and support people in achieving their goals, whether it be pain free daily tasking, injury prevention or performance-based treatment.

Through education Nicole has developed a strong foundation in anatomy and functional movement, which helps her tailer each treatment to the individual. Nicoles toolbox includes deep tissue and sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial dry needling and cupping, joint mobilisations, posture and exercise education in addition to passive and active release techniques..

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Symmetry-Physiotherapy-Megan-Stark
Megan Stark
Podiatry

Megan graduated from a Bachelor of Podiatry Degree with honours in 2008, after having already completed a Medical Science and Forensic Science degree. Her honours thesis involved an understanding of the diabetic foot and how to prevent complications associated with it. With this interest, she specialises in diabetes foot assessments for high-risk feet and wound management.

Megan has clinical interest in the management of sporting injuries, biomechanics, orthotic prescription, paediatrics, nail surgery and is also available for general care issues such as corns and callus. She also has a history in retail sporting footwear and enjoys matching individual biomechanical requirements to the correct footwear prescription.

Megan is a current member of the Australian Podiatry Asscociation, Sports Medicine Australia and The Australasian of Podiatric Sports Medicine. She also holds a certificate of Dry Needling Practice.

Megan enjoys working with sporting groups and sees many patients from local dancing schools and cricket clubs. Outside of work, Megan enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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