Meet our Altona North team
Get to know the Symmetry Physiotherapy team. Our specialists from Altona North have physiotherapy, myotherapy, clinical rehab / pilates and podiatry expertise honed by their extensive training and experience.
Aaron graduated from his physiotherapy training at the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 2001. For 4 years he worked at 3 Stripe Rehabilitation in Wellington, treating some of New Zealand’s top professional and amateur athletes. He was the club physiotherapist for the Lower Hutt City Football club for 4 seasons, as well as servicing many of Wellington’s local rugby union, rugby league, netball and soccer clubs.
Aaron moved to Australia with his wife Catherine and joined the team at Symmetry physiotherapy in May 2006. He is currently consulting at our Hoppers Crossing and Altona North clinics. Aaron has a keen interest in sports injuries, lower limb bio mechanics and exercise prescription and rehabilitation.
Aaron and Catherine have 2 beautiful girls, Isabella and Amalia.
Cherleen De Jesus
Cherleen graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy (with distinction) from the University of Melbourne in 2016. Having worked across multiple private practice and sports medicine clinics, she is a highly experienced physiotherapist with special interests in sports, spinal and running injuries. She is currently team physio with Williamstown VFLW. Previously, she was Head Physio for Port Melbourne SC in the National Premier Leagues (soccer) and team physio with the Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball League. She has worked with local and representative Hockey, Netball and AFL players.
Cherleen’s strong sports background enables her to apply high performance principles to the management of any injury or condition. Her greatest enjoyment comes from helping her clients to achieve their goals and empower them to move and feel better. Her interest points are in spinal (neck and back), shoulder, knee and ankle injuries (acute or post-surgery). She loves working with runners (at all levels) and is passionate about running retraining. She has taught clinical pilates for over 5 years.
In her spare time, she is an avid runner, loves to lift weights and values quality time with her friends and family. She loves to cook, cycle and hike, and if the footy’s on – she’ll be cheering for the Mighty Geelong Cats!
Scott graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2017. Scott has gained extensive experience at public and private clinics across Melbourne, as well as overseas in New York City and local sporting clubs. Scott has completed additional training in Clinical Pilates and Strength and Conditioning, and conducts classes in our Pilates and Hydrotherapy programs.
In addition to his work at Symmetry, Scott is completing his PhD at Melbourne University’s Centre for Health and Exercise Sports Medicine, using innovative neuromusculoskeletal modeling to investigate the benefits of exercise in meniscal injuries and knee osteoarthritis.
Scott subsequently has a keen interest in lower limb injuries, including the hip, knee and ankle and their biomechanical influences. He is also passionate about posture related neck and back pain, implementing a tailored and holistic approach to achieve short and long term outcomes for his clients.
Originally from Euroa in North-Eastern Victoria, Scott enjoys playing touch football, hockey, cricket and golf. He loves a wide array of music and the Sydney Swans.
Brayden graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Health Science degree, majoring in Physiology and Anatomy.
Brayden has previously worked with the Hockey Victoria Masters teams at the National championships and with the Altona Football Club seniors squad. He has a special interest in sports related injuries, particularly relating to the shoulders, knees and ankles.
Personally, he enjoys a variety of activities including: hiking, cycling, water skiing, snow skiing, basketball and weight training. Outside of activities he is an avid space fan and explores the use of exercise regimes in zero gravity environments.
Originally from Tasmania, Cosette (also known as Cosi), graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice in 2020, having previously completed a Bachelor in Exercise Science (Sport Practice) at Victoria University in 2017.
With over 7 years of strength and conditioning based experience (inclusive of Olympic and Power lifting), she has a firm belief in the motto that ‘Movement Is Medicine’. However, she strongly values hands on techniques to manage pain and improve function so to complement this, she completed a certificate in Remedial Massage in 2014.
Cosette has previously worked as an Allied Health Assistant which involved rehabilitation post-surgery, as well as management of clients with a wide range of health conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
She also has a keen interest in paediatric physiotherapy, having completed a placement in the orthopaedic department at the Royal Children’s Hospital, and assisted with the rehabilitation of a number of children with cerebral palsy.
Outside of the clinic she plays soccer and enjoys taking her Labrador out on adventures to the beach or bush.
Brady graduated from Victoria University in 2017 with a Diploma of Remedial Massage, Brady furthered his studies at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2018 and graduated as a Myotherapist. Brady has worked alongside the Western Bulldogs AFL Club for the 2017 season for his work placement as well as being selected as a practitioner for the 2018 AFL NAB rising stars draft pick.
Through his sporting pursuits, Brady cultivated a passion for how the body works and moves. It was this passion, coupled with a serious hamstring injury, that led Brady to a career as a massage therapist and soon to a career in myotherapy.
Brady is passionate about health and wellbeing and prides himself on a friendly and nurturing approach to his clients. He is thorough with a well-developed eye for detail, and he tailors each treatment to suit his client’s needs. Brady uses a range of treatment methods to achieve optimal outcomes for his clients.
While seeking to educate people about injury prevention and self-awareness. Brady believes in listening to your body to achieve optimal health.
here in Altona North
Our Altona North 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.