Taylors Lakes

Physiotherapy

 

Stephen Gosling

 

Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2007. He spent 2 years in private practice in Gippsland before commencing at our Taylors Lakes practice in 2010.

Stephen has a strong interest in sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions and has worked for Gippsland Power Football Club (U18 TAC Cup), and spent 4 years with the Werribee Football Club in the VFL. He enjoys managing athletes of all levels and has had experience from the North Melbourne Kangaroos (AFL) to local community sporting teams of all codes.

Stephen has a special interest in the rehabilitation of acute and chronic conditions and post-surgical injuries. Other interests include lower limb biomechanics, exercise prescription and dry needling. He has completed further training to more effectively manage the complicated rehabilitation of Workcover and TAC clients.

Stephen's interest in Physiotherapy came from a sporting background where he played TAC and State football. He still currently plays football and enjoys spending time at the beach and going for runs or keeping fit at the gym.

 

Melissa Smith

 

Melissa graduated with honours from Melbourne University in 2008 and has since been a dedicated private practice physiotherapist. She has a strong background in sports injury management including working with the VAFA and many local sporting teams. She has personal experience in netball, squash, gymnastics and softball.

Melissa has undergone additional training in the areas of lower limb biomechanics, chronic neck pain and headache; strength and conditioning; shoulder pain and Clinical Pilates. She is currently the Pilates Managers at Symmetry Taylors Lakes. She is also qualified to perform dry needling. Melissa has completed training in Occupational Physiotherapy, improving the quality of care to her TAC and WorkCover clients. 

Melissa has been a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association since 2006 and considers it a priority to remain up to date with the latest evidence-based research for injury management.

Melissa is also part of our team at Pelvic Health Melbourne and has had extensive training to assist women in the management of pre/postnatal care, pelvic girdle pain, prolapse, continence, pelvic pain and mastitis. She also treats men with pelvic girdle pain.

Ouside of work Melissa enjoys hiking, travelling, reading and spending time with her husband and two young children.

 

Aimee Lane

 

Aimee graduated with a Doctor in Physiotherapy from The University of Melbourne in 2013. She also completed a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science at Deakin University in 2010.

Aimee has a strong interest in musculoskeletal conditions and has worked at Werribee VFL and Werribee Districts Football Club. Since graduating Aimee has been working in the private sector where she has gained experience in managing a range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Aimee has a keen interest in lower limb and running activities. She utilizes clinical Pilates and dry needling frequently in her approach to rehabilitation and treatment. She enjoys seeing people return to their full level of function and has a strong focus on injury prevention. She also likes to keep up to date with the most recent research.

Outside of work, Aimee enjoys athletics and triathlons.

 

Aaron Sandilands

 

Aaron graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (with Honours). During his years if study he gained an array of experience in both the public and private sectors. This included a one-month placement in London with the chief Physiotherapist of the English Athletics Team. It was here that Aaron consolidated his desire to work with athletes in acute injury management and sports rehabilitation.

Aaron has a keen interest in biomechanics, in particular of the shoulder and lower limb. Working with local football and soccer players as well as avid gym goers has also lead to a growing affinity for exercise prescription for rehabilitation and injury prevention. Aaron also incorporates pilates based exercises into some programs and is trained manual techniques such as dry needling.

Although Aaron has been a member of the Symmetry Physiotherapy team since 2009, we did lose him for a brief period whilst he travelled the world and developed some new interests and skills. Spending the majority of his time in Latin America and Spain, Aaron learnt to speak Spanish and took up hiking and surfing. In his time away from work he continues to pursue these new interests, heading down to the surf coast most weekends and volunteering with the Hispanic community.

Aaron also spends his winters playing football for Diggers Rest Football Netball Club. After having played with Craigieburn since juniors, being part of the Essendon and Riddell leagues and many of his patients have been allies or foes at one point or another. But when it comes to injured players, on-field rivalries are quickly forgotten and, as with all of his patients, the focus is getting them back to what they love doing ASAP.

 

Rebecca Heddles

 

Rebecca graduated from the University of Melbourne having completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and a Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) at Deakin University.

 

Rebecca enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and implementing individualised rehabilitation programs for both recovery and prevention. She currently complements her clinic work as the physiotherapist for the Keilor Football Club and sports trainer for the North Melbourne Women’s AFL team. Rebecca is also involved in supervising Clinical Pilates sessions, as well as tailoring one-on-one programs tailored to individual needs. Rebecca has also completed professional development in Dry Needling.

Rebecca’s passion for physiotherapy stems from her love of being physically active herself and appreciates that her job allows her to help people regain and maintain their mobility. Outside of work, she enjoys playing basketball, going to the gym and travelling.

 

James Davis

 

James is a fully qualified Physiotherapist, graduating with a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2017. He is also a fully accredited Exercise Physiologist after completing a Masters of Exercise Physiology in 2015 so his knowledge for exercise prescription during all stages of rehabilitation is well established.

With an array of experiences during his physiotherapy placements, James has had exposure to outpatient rehabilitation, aged care, neurological rehabilitation, sporting injuries and private practice patients. While James has a passion for sports injuries and their management, he also has a keen interest in correct movement patterns, biomechanics, therapeutic exercise and a range of soft tissue techniques.

An avid sports fan, James enjoys watching AFL, NRL, NFL and cricket and is borderline obsessed with the teams he follows. He also enjoys going to the gym, travelling and listening to a wide range of music.

Ryan Himing

 

Ryan graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy in 2017. During his studies, Ryan gained valuable experience in rehabilitating chronic conditions and acute orthopaedics; frequently treating people following shoulder or knee surgeries. He also spent time working with young children at the Royal Children's Hospital and rehabilitating people with spinal cord injuries at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.

Ryan has a strong interest in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries coming from many years of playing BIG V basketball and working with EDFL football teams. He enjoys staying up to date with the latest research and rehabilitation programs to help clients get back to doing what they love.

Ryan has completed further training in Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates and the rehabilitation of Workcover and TAC clients to better facilitate a return to work.

Outside of work, Ryan loves completing escape rooms and travelling overseas. He follows the NBA closely and enjoys watching Collingwood in the AFL.

 

Juy Lumsden


Juy graduated from The University of Sydney with a Masters in Physiotherapy in 2018. During his studies, he gained valuable experience in sports physiotherapy, working with The University of Sydney Women's AFL Club (Premier Division), The Sydney Rays (National Rugby Championships), Rhythmic Gymnastics (NSW Championships), The Sydney Half Marathon, City to Surf and Oxfam Trailwalk.

Juy himself has a strong background in sports, having played cricket, AFL and athletics growing up. With highlights including a Youth Tour of Sri Lanka, as well as various other representative teams, he is well equipped at helping clients deal with the physical and mental demands of exercise and activity.

Stemming from his Bachelor's Degree in Science, Juy has a strong appreciation for staying up to date with the latest research. He combines this research with this extensive experience as a Strength and Conditioning coach to incorporate exercise into rehabilitation programs to help clients get back into doing what they love.

Away from physiotherapy, Juy is also an author, creating educational courses for personal trainers. He can otherwise be found in the gym, exploring the wilderness, watching local music, or packing up and travelling around the world.

 

Jesse Wilson


Jesse graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice in 2018. He chose the physiotherapy profession as an avenue for making a positive impact on the health and lives of others.

Jesse has gained experience in cardiorespiratory, orthopaedic and neurological physiotherapy from his university education. Throughout his degree, Jesse gained additional experience working as a soft tissue therapist in some of Melbourne's elite personal training gyms. In this role he worked with the general population, professional athletes and fitness competitors treating musculoskeletal injuries. Jesse has also been involved in the Eltham Redbacks Football Club where he facilitated injury management, prevention and rehabilitation of athletes. 

Jesse is passionate about promoting evidence-based information among his colleagues and clients. He is part of the TREK education (Translating Research Education Knowledge) group and is the developer of a website resource for low back pain. Jesse has special qualifications in Active Release Techniques (ART), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stability (DNS).

Jesse employs a treatment philosophy which encompasses using manual therapy to alleviate pain and restore normal movement in conjunction with exercise rehabilitation and education to reinforce functional movement. Jesse has a special interest in managing neurological conditions, low back pain, shoulder and running related injuries.

In addition to his professional interests Jesse enjoys travelling both overseas and within Australia, playing basketball, guitar and continuing working towards his fitness goals. 

 

Myotherapy

 

Shahnee Villiers

 

Shahnee graduated in 2017 with an advanced Diploma of Myotherapy from the Australian college of Sports Therapy and is now at our Taylors Lakes Clinic.

Throughout her time studying Shahnee also gained experience working one-on-one with the players and fellow health practitioners closely on and off the field with the Williamstown Football Club in the VFL and Melton Centrals Football and Netball Club in the RDFL. During her studies, she gained knowledge in deep tissue and sports massage, cupping, trigger point therapy and dry needling.

Shahnee is able to match a technique to the situation which puts her client at ease and comfort, allowing her to acheive the desired outcome and progress the therapy to full movements pain-free. This provides the client with a strong understanding of posture, injury prevention techniques and basic rehabilitation to create a holistic approach to health and lifestyle.

Shahnee has also done volunteer work at the Melbourne Marathon, Melbourne Ironman Triathlon and Oxfam Trialwalker. In 2015/2016 Shahnee has worked at the Arnold's Classic Australia closely alongside, both the professional Strongman and body building competitors providing treatments between events.

Outside of work, Shahnee enjoys going to the gym and boxing as well as watching a variety of sports, spending time with her family/friends and travelling.

Exercise Physiologist


James Davis

 

James is a fully qualified Exercise Scientist and Exercise Physiologist, with a Bachelor of Exercise Science at ACU (2012) and a Masters of Exercise Physiology (2015) at the University of Sydney. Having also completed a Masters of Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney in 2017, his knowledge of therapeutic exercise and assessment has been broadened to enhance his skills as an EP.

James is a big believer in getting everybody moving effectively to become stronger, fitter and healthier. With experience in outpatient rehab, gyms, nursing homes and hospitals, James has seen first hand the benefits of a structured and progressive exercise program for people of all ages and injuries.

James has a particular interest in athletic performance and efficient biomechanics. The use of current evidence based practice is high on James priorities, and he utilizes these to treat a range of musculoskeletal, cardiac and neurological conditions.

 

Podiatry

 

Megan Stark

 

Megan graduated from a Bachelor of Podiatry Degree with honours in 2008, after having already completed a Medical Science and Forensic Science degree. Her honours thesis involved an understanding of the diabetic foot and how to prevent complications associated with it. With this interest, she specialises in diabetes foot assessments for high-risk feet and wound management.

Megan has clinical interest in the management of sporting injuries, biomechanics, orthotic prescription, paediatrics, nail surgery and is also available for general care issues such as corns and callus. She also has a history in retail sporting footwear and enjoys matching individual biomechanical requirements to the correct footwear prescription. 

Megan is a current member of the Australian Podiatry Asscociation, Sports Medicine Australia and The Australasian of Podiatric Sports Medicine. She also holds a certificate of Dry Needling Practice.

Megan enjoys working with sporting groups and sees many patients from local dancing schools and cricket clubs. Outside of work, Megan enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

Lachlan Muir

 

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.


 

 

 

Ally graduated in 2014 with an Advance Diploma of Myotherapy from the Australian College of Sports Therapy, and works with the Symmetry Physiotherapy team at Altona Meadows, Hoppers Crossing, Port Melbourne, Tarneit and Taylors Lakes Clinics. She has also previously studied the areas of trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation and corrective exercise.
 
Throughout her time studying Ally also gained significant experience at Williamstown Football Club in the VFL and the Lara Football Club in the Geelong Football league working one-on-one on and off the field with the footballers and fellow health and fitness staff. Ally has also done volunteer work at the Melbourne Ironman Triathlon 2013 & 2014 and Oxfam Trailwalker in 2012 to 2014.
 
Ally has a keen interest in the management of headaches and chronic back pain and has also trained and gained experience in dry needling, cupping and specialises in sports massage, She is looking forward to working and developing with Symmetry and gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of injury prevention and rehabilitation.
 
Ally graduated in 2014 with an Advance Diploma of Myotherapy from the Australian College of Sports Therapy, and works with the Symmetry Physiotherapy team at Altona Meadows, Hoppers Crossing, Port Melbourne, Tarneit and Taylors Lakes Clinics. She has also previously studied the areas of trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation and corrective exercise.
 
Throughout her time studying Ally also gained significant experience at Williamstown Football Club in the VFL and the Lara Football Club in the Geelong Football league working one-on-one on and off the field with the footballers and fellow health and fitness staff. Ally has also done volunteer work at the Melbourne Ironman Triathlon 2013 & 2014 and Oxfam Trailwalker in 2012 to 2014.
 
Ally has a keen interest in the management of headaches and chronic back pain and has also trained and gained experience in dry needling, cupping and specialises in sports massage, She is looking forward to working and developing with Symmetry and gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of injury prevention and rehabilitation.
 
Ally graduated in 2014 with an Advance Diploma of Myotherapy from the Australian College of Sports Therapy, and works with the Symmetry Physiotherapy team at Altona Meadows, Hoppers Crossing, Port Melbourne, Tarneit and Taylors Lakes Clinics. She has also previously studied the areas of trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation and corrective exercise.
 
Throughout her time studying Ally also gained significant experience at Williamstown Football Club in the VFL and the Lara Football Club in the Geelong Football league working one-on-one on and off the field with the footballers and fellow health and fitness staff. Ally has also done volunteer work at the Melbourne Ironman Triathlon 2013 & 2014 and Oxfam Trailwalker in 2012 to 2014.
 
Ally has a keen interest in the management of headaches and chronic back pain and has also trained and gained experience in dry needling, cupping and specialises in sports massage, She is looking forward to working and developing with Symmetry and gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of injury prevention and rehabilitation.
 
Ally graduated in 2014 with an Advance Diploma of Myotherapy from the Australian College of Sports Therapy, and works with the Symmetry Physiotherapy team at Altona Meadows, Hoppers Crossing, Port Melbourne, Tarneit and Taylors Lakes Clinics. She has also previously studied the areas of trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation and corrective exercise.
 
Throughout her time studying Ally also gained significant experience at Williamstown Football Club in the VFL and the Lara Football Club in the Geelong Football league working one-on-one on and off the field with the footballers and fellow health and fitness staff. Ally has also done volunteer work at the Melbourne Ironman Triathlon 2013 & 2014 and Oxfam Trailwalker in 2012 to 2014.
 
Ally has a keen interest in the management of headaches and chronic back pain and has also trained and gained experience in dry needling, cupping and specialises in sports massage, She is looking forward to working and developing with Symmetry and gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of injury prevention and rehabilitation.
 
Melissa graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008 with honours and has since been a dedicated private practice physiotherapist. Melissa has a strong background in sports injury management including working with the Victorian Amateur Football Association, and many local sporting teams.
Melissa graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008 with honours and has since been a dedicated private practice physiotherapist. Melissa has a strong background in sports injury management including working with the Victorian Amateur Football Association, and many local sporting teams.
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