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.
Shay McLeod graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Otago in 1999. Since this time, he has worked extensively in private practice originally in New Zealand, followed by a three-year period in the United Kingdom and now at Symmetry Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine.
His special areas of interest include sports and spinal rehabilitation and has completed post-graduate studies in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2006. In the past has worked as team physiotherapist for the Pirates Rugby Union Club in New Zealand and has spent time based at Crystal Palace Sports Injury Centre; the headquarters of London athletics. He has been a guest writer for ‘The Ski Mag’, an Australian Ski Magazine, providing performance exercise programs.
Shay is now kept busy through his involvement in clinical research. He has been a treating therapist as part of a successful series of La Trobe University studies on the treatment of low back pain, the results from which have been published in leading medical journals, including the British Journal of Sports Medicine. He has also been a treating therapist in a Melbourne University trial on hip pain published in the BMJ and now the SUPER KNEE study on ACL rehabilitation. Through his involvement in this research, it ensures that not only Shay but the whole Symmetry team can base their practice on the latest scientific evidence available.
Outside of work Shay still finds time for his family and participating in his own Sport. He has a professional and personal interest in the challenge of endurance sport. Shay has a history of adventure racing and in 2019 qualified and competed in the World Ironman Triathlon Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Tom graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy from The University of Melbourne in 2013 where he gained valuable clinical experience in various hospital and private practice settings. This included specialised units at Portland Spinal Sports and Physiotherapy Clinic and musculoskeletal post-operative placement at Western Health. He also completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Victoria University in 2010.
Tom has a particular interest in treating lower back injuries as well as various musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Furthermore, with his exercise science background he has a keen interest in exercise prescription and tailoring programs to suit individual needs. Thomas is the head physiotherapist at Hoppers Crossing Football Club for season 2014 and he is currently practising at both Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit Clinics.
Outside of the clinic, Tom is passionate about sports, especially football, tennis and basketball all of which he played at competitive levels.
Jacob has a keen interest in sporting injuries, shoulders and knee injuries. In particular, football and cricket related injuries are of interest, but any sporting related ailments are an area of great enjoyment.
Jacob has previously worked with the Box Hill Hawks in the VFL, Point Cook Football Club and Werribee Districts Football club. Jacob also takes Hydrotherapy classes every week at Aqua Pulse in Hoppers Crossing and finds it a wonderful treatment for patients following surgery or with spinal and joint pain. Jacob has also undertaken extra training in the treatment of shoulders of all kinds, both sporting and more chronic shoulder conditions.
Jacob graduated with his Masters of Physiotherapy degree from La Trobe, having previously completed an Exercise and Sports Science degree at Deakin University in Burwood.
Jacob is a keen sports fan and has played cricket and football for most of his life. Whilst these are his main passions, he is happy to chat with anyone about any sport. Away from sport he also loves listening to music and playing the drums.
Luke is currently practising at our Hoppers Crossing clinic where he manages all types of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries with a particular interest in sports injuries (football/running/basketball & netball), neck & lower back pain and rehabilitation after surgery.
Luke graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters in Physiotherapy. During his 8 years of experience, he has had appointments as head physiotherapist for the Werribee Districts Football Club, team physio for Victoria at the national touch rugby championships and team physio for Victoria at the national junior basketball championships. He has also gained experience in post-surgical rehabilitation working in the orthopaedic ward at the Epworth Hospital. He has completed courses in dry needling, sports injury management and shoulder rehabilitation.
Luke has been a lifelong athlete himself, having played basketball for over 20 years and competing in the Melbourne and Great Ocean Road marathons
Sam has developed an interest in sport injury rehabilitation and strength and conditioning. He is passionate about athletic and healthy development for people of all fitness levels and loves working with them to achieve their goals. Sam believes in a comprehensive approach to healthcare and making meaningful lifestyle changes to have lasting improvements in pain and function.
Sam completed his Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Melbourne, graduating with distinction. Prior to this he studied a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science where he had the opportunity to intern at the AFL Umpiring Department as a strength and conditioning coach. Sam is currently working with the Hoppers Crossing Football Club and is working as a research physiotherapist on a current La Trobe University Clinical Trial on the management of hamstring injuries.
On his days off you can find Sam enjoying time with friends and family, cycling, hiking up a mountain or swimming in the bay.
Ryley has a passion for the rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Having previously had physiotherapy for his own lower back, hip, knee and ankle injuries, he has a particular interest in treating lower limb conditions.
Ryley enjoys working with a wide variety of athletes, with several years of experience in soccer, triathlon and endurance sport as a whole. Whether it be for children or adults, he believes that exercise (amongst other healthy habits) is essential for injury prevention, rehabilitation and general wellbeing.
Ryley completed his studies at the University of Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Anatomy and Physiology prior to completing a Doctor of Physiotherapy. His past experiences in physiotherapy include orthopaedics, ICU, neurological rehabilitation, paediatrics and aged care. He has has also worked with Green Gully Soccer Club Senior mens team in the NPL1 and enjoys a combination of manual therapy, Strength and Conditioning and education.
In his spare time, Ryley is a keen triathlete and recently qualified for the Half Ironman World Championships. He loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys cheering on Western United FC in the A-League matches.
Maddy enjoys working with individuals of all ages and rehabilitation goals. Her special areas of interest include spinal and sports rehabilitation, in particular, AFL, netball and basketball.
Graduating from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) and gaining clinical experience in a variety of fields Madison has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy. During study she has also completed clinical hours with Port Melbourne VFL and continues to support her love of the AFL.
Maddy’s passion for physiotherapy arose from being an athlete herself, attending Maribyrnong Sports Academy and playing netball competitively.
In her spare time, she keeps active by playing netball, water skiing and going to the gym.
Laura has completed both her Doctor of Physiotherapy as well as a Bachelor in Exercise and Sports Science. Laura is passionate in treating sports and musculoskeletal injuries particularly of the lower limb as well as particular interest in the cervical spine and shoulder pathology.
Laura has had work experience with the VFL and AFLW North Melbourne football teams and as a rehabilitation assistant in 2018 at the Geelong Falcons TAC Cup team. Laura is also a qualified Clinical Mat & Reformer Pilates Instructor, incorporating some of these principles where appropriate in her treatment planning. Laura is passionate about an evidence-based approach to treatment using both hands-on techniques and exercise to help empower individuals to achieve their goals and ultimately get back to doing what they love.
When Laura isn’t working she enjoys lots of cooking and baking, jogging, spending time with family & friends and going to the footy to support the Collingwood Magpies.
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.
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.
Matt enjoys meeting the diverse demographic of people that Physiotherapy attracts but has developed a special interest in the management of sporting conditions. Specifically, Matt has a passion for lower limb musculoskeletal injuries providing prevention and rehabilitation of ankle, knee and hip pathologies. Matt is passionate about implementing the most current evidence to each individual management plan providing the best possible return to function.
Matt’s journey to Physiotherapy began with a career in profession sport playing for the Sydney Swans and Carlton Football Clubs in the AFL, where he was exposed to high level strength and conditioning management through injuries of his own. Following this career, Matt completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science at La Trobe University and a Doctor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne.
Throughout Matt’s studies he worked as an Exercise Scientist in a rehabilitation gym helping clients achieve their health goals, as well as sports training at his local football club.
In his spare time, you’ll find Matt; going to the gym, exploring cafes and drinking coffee, walking his dog Pepper or spending time with his friends and family.
Daniel has a particular interest in treating musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, especially of the knee and ankle. He is passionate about using strength and conditioning principles in the management of varying conditions to help you get back to doing the things most important to you.
Daniel graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice. He also holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Sport and Exercise Science from Deakin University.
Outside of work, Daniel enjoys staying active and watching/playing sport. He currently plays Senior Football at Werribee Districts Football Club and is a one-eyed Collingwood supporter. Daniel loves travelling and enjoys a glass of wine.
Isabelle is passionate about helping maximise people’s quality of life, with a particular interest in sporting injuries due to her active lifestyle and experiences as a state level rower and past dancer. She is also developing an interest in pelvic health and is passionate about providing effective patient-centred care and empowering her clients to achieve their goals and maximise physiotherapy outcomes.
Isabelle graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from the University of South Australia. During her studies, Isabelle particularly enjoyed her clinical experience with West Adelaide Football Club in the SANFL and gained valuable insight into managing presentations of elite athletes in a professional sporting environment. Isabelle is also an accredited Level 1 Rowing Coach.
In her spare time, Isabelle enjoys going for long walks and to the gym, as well as meeting friends and family for brunch and a chat.
Mark has had over 20 years of clinical experience as a Physiotherapist and is the Managing Director of the Symmetry Physiotherapy group. He is also the President of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) – Victorian Branch for the calendar years of 2015 and 2016 as well as the founding chair of the South West Allied health Network (SWAHN).
Mark has had extensive experience working with elite and suburban sporting teams. He has worked for Australian and Victorian baseball teams from 1998 to 2002 and is currently a consultant to the Victorian Baseball Association Academy. He has been involved with the Hoppers Crossing Football Club for the past 16 years as well as working with elite tennis players and has consulted to the Wallabies Rugby team.
Mark has developed expertise in treating and rehabilitating shoulder and knee injuries and has also completed post graduate study in the area of sports injury management. Currently Mark is primarily in a management role for the group as its size and strength has grown.
Mark is a passionate and committed to maintaining Symmetry Physiotherapy’s reputation as the leading Physiotherapy and Allied Health provider to the Western and North Western suburbs of Melbourne, as well as be involved in the evolution of broader Physiotherapy and health landscapes.
Rochelle completed an Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy at RMIT in 1999. In 2000 she joined the Symmetry Physiotherapy team as a qualified Myotherapist and has co-ordinated our myotherapy services ever since.
During this time Rochelle has been involved on the national triathlon circuit and has been the team myotherapist with a local suburban football club. Over the past four years she has co-ordinated physiotherapy and myotherapy coverage for the Wyndham Relay for Life (A Fundraiser for Cancer).
Rochelle has a special interest in the management of headaches and muscle-related spinal pain. She is also trained and proficient in the use of dry needling/acupuncture and specializes in sports and relaxation massage as well as aromatherapy.
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.
Lauren is an accredited practising dietitian with an interest in gastrointestinal health and nutrition for performance. She also enjoys research and is completing a PhD on the role of diet in managing inflammatory and irritable bowel conditions.
You can often find Lauren at one of Melbourne’s cafes and is rarely without a coffee or her laptop in front of her. Staying up to date with research is important as this is how Lauren helps her patients facilitate changes to help them achieve their goals.
When Lauren is out of the office you will find her volunteering at an animal shelter in regional Melbourne. Spending time cuddling and helping animals is a great way to relax and give back to a community in a way other than providing nutritional advice.
If you are interested in nutrition for performance, improving your gastrointestinal health or overall well-being make an appointment with Lauren at the Symmetry Hoppers Crossing today.
Hashini is an accredited dietitian with a Masters in Dietetic Practice and a Bachelors in Science, majoring in human nutrition. Her interests include renal health, malnutrition, weight loss and maintenance.
With diverse experience in multiple hospital settings, including rural and rehabilitation, she is well equipped to cater to your nutritional needs. She enjoys learning about particular conditions, such as IBS, and finds courses to optimise her management skills.
When she is not treating her clients, Hashini enjoys spontaneous trips, choreographing dances and immersing herself in nature. When she is not out and about, she loves to try new Instagram recipes and apply her nutritional knowledge to her cooking.
Whether you are needing advice on meeting your nutritional needs or seeking nutritional advice for your medical conditions, please do not hesitate to contact Hashini at Symmetry Hoppers Crossing today.
Chelsea Morley is an Exercise Physiologist based at Symmetry Hoppers Crossing. She is also the founder of ExHealth Rehabilitation Services and the resident Wyndham AEP with the Son’s and Daughters of the West, Western Bulldogs Community Health Program. Chelsea loves all things exercise.
What makes her happy is assisting acute and chronic patients to improve their life through exercise.
Born and raised in Wyndham, Chelsea spends her time running, watching movies, reading a good text book and being with the family. Oh and eating!
Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician
Greg is an Australian trained Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician. His expertise is in the diagnosis and management of sports injuries and musculoskeletal injuries.
Having worked in Emergency Medicine for many years, Greg gained his Fellowship of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians in 2008. Over 20 years in Sports Medicine, his highlights include working with the Richmond AFL Football Club (2002-2007), the NT Institute of Sport and the Australian Under 23 Cycling squad. He was the Deputy Medical Director for the 2018 Australian Winter Olympic Team, and is the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian National Motocross and Supercross Championships and Medical Director of the Alice Springs Masters’ Games.
Greg is a strong believer in providing elite sports and musculoskeletal medicine to the local community and maintaining close links with other local health professionals for the benefit of his patients, both young and old. This includes working with our surgeons to determine when an operation may or may not be the best treatment for your problem.
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