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.
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 biomechanics and exercise prescription and rehabilitation.
Aaron and Catherine have 2 beautiful girls, Isabella and Amalia.
Steve has over 15 years’ experience as a physiotherapist after graduating from Auckland University of Technology in 2003. Since this time, he has worked in New Zealand, Canada and Australia in private practice and in elite sport.
Steve is an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, having gained this title after completion of a Graduate Certificate and Sports Physiotherapy and Master’s Degree at Latrobe University, as well as the coveted Level 3 APA Sports certification. His sports physiotherapy credentials have seen his work as a physiotherapist for the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby side from 2012-2015, as well as being the current Head Physiotherapist for the Essendon FC VFL program. He is a current member of the AFL Physiotherapists Association.
During his 10 years at Symmetry Physiotherapy, he has moved into a senior clinical leadership position, helping mentor younger physiotherapists to deliver improved patient outcomes. He had a special interest in sports related injuries, has advanced training in running biomechanics and bike set-up, as well as further education in managing difficult hip and back pain.
Outside of work, Steve enjoys running and bike riding, has completed a number of half ironman triathlons, and is a part time stay at home dad for his 2 young girls.
Tim enjoys working with people of all ages and fitness levels in helping them to achieve their goals. He has a special interest in neck and back pain, lower limb sporting injuries, rehabilitation programs and strength and conditioning.
Tim graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from La Trobe University and has undergone extensive post graduate training including a graduate certificate in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and certification in clinical Pilates and dry needling. He has considerable experience both playing and working as a Physiotherapist in sporting teams.
In his spare time Tim enjoys spending time with his young family, trying to stay fit, walking his dog, cheering on his beloved Bulldogs, listening to music, barbecue cooking, travelling, and reading.
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
Sophia is a graduate of the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at the University of Melbourne. She also holds a Bachelor of Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts.
She treats all types of musculoskeletal injuries and has a special interest in working with throwing athletes. Sophia has worked in elite Australian baseball with the Melbourne Aces professional baseball team and the Under-15 Australian baseball team during their World Cup tour to Panama in 2018. She has also worked as a physiotherapist in the Victorian Amateur Football League. She is trained in the APPI Pilates method and takes Clinical Rehab classes. She also does pre-pointe assessments and works with dancers.
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.
Alistair has a clinical interest in sporting injuries of the lower limb including pre and post-operative rehabilitation for ACL reconstructions, tendinopathies, muscle strains and ankle ligament sprains. In addition, Alistair is passionate about evidenced based management of hip and knee osteoarthritis.
Prior to undertaking his Doctor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne, Alistair worked in strength and conditioning for several years after attaining his Bachelor of Exercise Science from La Trobe University. During this time, Alistair worked with elite athletes at the Carlton Football Club in Sport Science and Performance Analysis. When Alistair isn’t at Symmetry, he works with footballers at Williamstown FC in the VFL and Pascoe Vale FC in the EDFL.
Starting next year, Alistair will be involved in a La Trobe University randomised controlled trial that will study the effects of an injury prevention program on injury rates in women’s football. In the coming years, Alistair plans to undertake additional post-graduate training in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy.
In his time off, Alistair enjoys keeping active through running, swimming, cycling and strength training. Alistair is a foodie that loves exploring Melbourne’s restaurants and bars on the weekend.
Libby enjoys working with individuals of all ages and health conditions and has a strong passion for helping people achieve their goals and get back to doing everything they love. Libby has a particular interest in neck and back pain, knee injuries, osteoarthritis, and all sporting injuries.
Libby enjoys all things sports – growing up as a competitive netball and volleyball player. During her studies, she worked closely with a semi-professional football club at Prahran Assumption FC. In this position she gained valuable experiences managing both acute and chronic sporting injuries. She also has a keen interest in Pilates which she has been practicing for the last 5 years.
Libby has completed a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physiotherapy and is driven to help all her clients form heathier lives and be the best versions of themselves. She is passionate about providing the best evidence-based physiotherapy for all her clients which includes a combination of hands-on-therapy, exercise, and education to assist clients in developing effective self-management strategies for their own health.
Outside of work you can find Libby cheering on the Tigers at the MCG, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Kirstie has a great passion for treating all types and levels of sporting injuries, in particular, AFL, basketball and weightlifting. With a keen interest ion treating women’s health conditions, she is passionate about combining hands-on therapy, exercises 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 health, active lifestyle; in her spare time, she keeps active by playing AFL, basketball and competing in figure competitions.
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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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.
Ally graduated in 2014 with an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy from the Australian College of Sports Therapy and works with the Symmetry Physiotherapy team at the Altona Meadows and Hoppers Crossing Clinics.
Throughout her time studying, Ally has gained significant experience at Williamstown Football Club in the VFL as the lead myotherapist and with a variety of clubs within the WRFL. This has allowed Ally to work one on one, on and off the field with the footballers and fellow health and fitness staff.
Ally has a keen interest in the management of headaches and chronic back pain. She has also gained a lot of experience in dry needling, cupping and the management of sports related injuries.
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.
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!
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