All of our practitioners are highly trained and experienced in the assessment and management of all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

We welcome all clients from our communities, including but not limited to Private (including with Private health insurance), Sporting, Workcover, TAC, Medicare (EPC) and NDIS.

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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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

I am enthusiastic about helping patients achieve their goals no matter how small or large they are. I have a keen interest in managing both musculoskeletal and sports based injuries and am committed to providing patients with care that is targeted yet thorough.

Prior to this, I worked with a wide demographic in regional Victoria where I was involved in managing a range of diverse conditions. I completed my education at Monash University and graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Since then, I have completed further training in Clinical Pilates and Level 1 Dry Needling.

Outside of work you’ll find me at the gym or enjoying my 5th cup of coffee. I’m always looking out for the next road trip with family or friends and love trying out new spots for food and drinks.

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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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