Meet our Tarneit team

Get to know the Symmetry Physiotherapy team. Our specialists from Tarneit have physiotherapy expertise honed by their extensive training and experience

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Tyron Saunders
Physiotherapy

Tyron graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011. Throughout his degree, Tyron gained valuable experience in both the public and private health sectors, as well as two specialised units within the Western Bulldogs Football Club and the Australian Baseball League.

Tyron’s strong interest in sporting injuries has led to him being the team Physio for Williamstown Football Club in the VFL and also a consulting Physio for Baseball Victoria Development Academy. Ty has also enjoyed being involved with local footy and athletics clubs.

Tyron has developed an interest in treating shoulder and knee injuries where he has regular contact with specialists to gain excellent rehabilitation outcomes. Tyron is currently practising at our Altona Meadows clinic where he also completes musculoskeletal screenings and Pilates assessments.

Outside of work Tyron has completed his first Melbourne Ironman and is keen on finishing a couple of marathons.

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Tom Colliver
Physiotherapy

Thomas graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy from The University of Melbourne in 2013 where he gained valuable clinical experience in various hospitals and private practice settings. This included specialist units at Portland Spinal Sports and Physiotherapy Clinic and a musculoskeletal post-operative placement at Western Health. He has also completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Victoria University in 2010.

Thomas 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 the Hoppers Crossing Football Club for the 2014 season and he is currently practising at both Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit Clinics.

Outside of the clinic, Thomas is passionate about sports, especially football, tennis and basketball all of which he played at competitive levels

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Mark Staniec
Physiotherapy

Mark, a western suburbs local, completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Albury/Wodonga, graduating in 2019. Mark’s dedication to Physiotherapy has been reflected in his academic success, being awarded with a Executive Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Mark’s history of playing competitive basketball sparked his passion for Physiotherapy, and he has a deep understanding of a client’s perspective on needs and expectations during the rehabilitation process.

Clinically he has a keen focus on facilitating rehabilitation and injury prevention by prescribing therapeutic exercise. It is important to Mark to promote evidence based treatment, allowing his clients to get the most from his programs. He is planning on completing some additional training in Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy to further his musculoskeletal skills.

Outside of the treatment room, you will find Mark shooting hoops, kayaking or riding a motorbike – depending on the weather.

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Emma Draffin
Physiotherapy

Emma graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Health Science and then completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at ACU. Emma has a strong passion for sport, which has been demonstrated through her continued participation in competitive football (AFL) and netball, which motivated her to become a physiotherapist. Emma has worked with both local and elite sporting clubs, including Carlton’s reserves side in the VFL (previously known as Northern Blues Football Club) and Sandringham Dragon’s Under 18 Girl’s side in the then known TAC Cup. Her continued participation in the sporting environment has led Emma to gain further qualifications as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Throughout her studies, Emma gained invaluable clinical experience with a wide variety of patients in both metropolitan Melbourne and country Victoria. During this time, Emma developed an interest in Women’s health and the rehabilitation of sporting injuries, knee and shoulder injuries. Emma places a great emphasis on exercise as a rehabilitation tool and uses this in conjunction with other treatment techniques to achieve the best rehabilitation outcomes for her clients. Emma enjoys working with both the general population and athletes to achieve their goals and get them back to their sport and/or everyday life.

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Maria Frederikos
Physiotherapy

Maria graduated from a Doctor of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Sport Science. Maria’s history of playing competitive soccer and experience working along-side professional sporting teams including Melbourne Storm, Northern Blues and FFV developed her passion and knowledge of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Throughout her studies, she has gained valuable experience working as a personal trainer, utilising exercise to empower women to reach their goals. Outside of private practice, Maria enjoys powerlifting and martial arts.

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