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 from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy in 2016. Cherleen gained a wealth of experience at Stanford University Sports Medicine working with elite athletes and in Australia working at local, state and national levels across most sports. Cherleen is currently a physio with the Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball league.
Cherleen’s special interests are in treating sports injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation, spinal conditions, shoulder, foot and ankle problems as well as running retraining. Her greatest enjoyment comes from helping her clients to achieve their goals and empower them to move and feel better. Cherleen also teaches clinical pilates at our Symmetry Port Melbourne Pilates studio and applies a holistic approach to progressive core training and rehabilitation.
Cherleen enjoys a good Melbourne coffee and spending time with her mates and big Australian-Filipino family. She loves to practice pilates, strength training and enjoys endurance running. She supports the mighty Cats and is a passionate NBA basketball fan.
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.
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.
Gary has over 7 years of clinical experience in podiatry. He utilises up to date techniques related to muscle strengthening, stretching, strapping/padding, footwear and orthotic therapy.
Gary’s interest areas include Sports Podiatry, biomechanics and ingrown toenail surgery. He has treated a vast range of musculoskeletal injuries related to endurance and competitive sports.
Gary understands the importance of patience and training smart to achieve your goals. He has achieved great success personally in State and VFL football, long distance triathlon and long distance running events.
Alec traveled across the ditch to complete his Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry at the Auckland University of Technology. He became interested in Podiatry through a long-term running injury of a family member and the range of podiatric treatments that were used to treat the complication.
His professional interests include sports podiatry, minor surgery and paediatrics. He is a strong believer in orthotic therapy and is always keen to explore cutting-edge methods of preventing and managing injuries of the lower limb.
Alec has a strong history in sport, having been a personal trainer for over a decade and playing rugby at a national level in the United Kingdom. A lifetime relationship with sport has helped him gain an understanding of the importance of stretching, strengthening, exercise technique and correct footwear.
In his spare time, Alec likes to keep fit through a dedication to gym and distance running. He has completed several half marathons and City to Surf competitions. He is also a qualified chef, and enjoys cooking all types of cuisine.
Lachlan graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters of Podiatric Practice and a Bachelor of Health Science.
Having been an avid sportsman all his life and growing up playing sports such as football and basketball, Lachlan has had many injuries throughout his career. The impact of these injuries has led to his interest in focusing on sporting injuries and various musculoskeletal conditions of the lower limb and feet through correcting biomechanics.
Whilst Lachlan enjoys working with athletes with sporting injuries, he also has an interest in other aspects of podiatry such as orthotic therapy, paediatrics, nail surgery, diabetes management and general care issues such as corns and callous’.
Lachlan still enjoys playing competitive sport and plays for his local football team. He also closely follows the NBA and the Melbourne Football Club in the AFL. He has a passion for learning about current trends and new information in the health and fitness industry and enjoys travelling and has been on various trips overseas.
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