Meet our Taylors Lakes team

Get to know the Symmetry Physiotherapy team. Our specialists from Taylors Lakes have physiotherapy, myotherapy, clinical rehab / pilates, exercise physiology and podiatry expertise honed by their extensive training and experience.

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Stephen Gosling
Physiotherapy

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.

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Melissa Smith
Physiotherapy

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.

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Aimee Lane
Physiotherapy

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.

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Aaron Sandilands
Physiotherapy

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.

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James Davis
Physiotherapy/Exercise Physiology

James graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney. He is also an accredited Exercise Physiologist after completing a Masters of Exercise Physiology.

James is passionate about empowering and helping all of his patients reach their goals, regardless of age or condition. He has a particularly keen interest in sporting and athletic injuries and has been the Head Physiotherapist for St Albans Football Club since 2018. He also has a passion for strength and conditioning, biomechanics and employs a range of exercise modalities and soft tissue techniques to aid his patient’s treatment plans. James is also qualified to perform dry needling as part of his treatments and has completed further education in Upper Limb Rehab.

James has undertaken further training to coordinate Symmetry’s GLA:D exercise program – an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms

In his spare time, James will be at the gym, swimming or participating in yoga. He enjoys travelling, all types of sport, music and getting to the ‘G’ to watch his beloved Tigers as much as possible.

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Juy Lumsden
Physiotherapy

Juy uses a multidisciplinary and approach to rehabilitate and coach his patients. He combines his skills in Physiotherapy, education, Strength and Conditioning, biomechanics, motor control and sports coaching to empower his patients to make long-term changes and maximise their quality of life.

Juy is the current Head Physiotherapist for the Australian Dodgeball Federation and the local Taylors Lakes Football Club, as well as the interstate Physiotherapist for the Sydney Blue Sox Baseball Club in the ABL. He has previously worked with the Sydney Rays Rugby, the University of Sydney Womens AFL, NSW Gymnastics, Vic Gymnastics and other community teams. He has even volunteered in Palampur, India, in 2017!

Juy has a passion for sports and athletic development, which has led him to study his (second!) Masters; High Performance Sport Via ACU. He has a strong background in sports himself, having played cricket, football and athletics growing up. With highlights including a Youth Tour of Sri Lanka, as well as various representative cricket teams, he is adept at helping patients deal with the physical and mental demands of sport, exercise and life in general.

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Jesse Wilson
Physiotherapy

Jesse graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice in 2018 at La Trobe university where he obtained the highest average mark for his year. He chose the Physiotherapy profession as an avenue for making a positive impact in the health and lives of others.

Jesse has experience in orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation physiotherapy and additional training in Active Release Techniques (ART), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stability (DNS).

Jesse has special interests in managing neck and back pain, shoulder and running related conditions. He also enjoys managing neurological conditions. Jesse employs a treatment philosophy of using manual therapy to alleviate pain and restore movement in conjunction with exercise and education.

Jesse is passionate about promoting the latest evidence-based information on rehabilitation and pain science. He is part of the TREK education group and is the developer of a website resource for the management of low back pain.

Outside of the clinic, Jesse enjoys travelling both locally and overseas, playing sports and working towards his fitness goals.

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Jayden Brian
Physiotherapy

Jayden graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice. He was motivated to pursue the Physiotherapy profession thanks to his passion for working with people to achieve their rehabilitation goals and return to the activities they love.

Having been an elite swimmer for many years, Jayden has developed a keen interest in sports and understands its importance in the lives of adolescents and young athletes. Jayden’s career in swimming has extended to coaching, and he continues to coach National and Internationally ranked swimmers at MLC Aquatic (Kew), a Top 5 Club in Australia. This exposure to elite sport has given him a rare insight into the role physiotherapy plays in injury prevention, rehabilitation, and acute management.

Jayden has a particular interest in managing spinal conditions, such as neck and low back pain, as well as shoulder conditions thanks to his sporting background. Jayden implements a rounded multi-pronged approach of manual therapy, exercise, and education to achieve treatment results.

Outside the clinic, you’ll find Jayden around the pool or spending time with his dogs.

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Brad Jones
Physiotherapy

Brad graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from CSU in 2014 and followed his passion into private practice with a specific focus on sports and recreation. He is a dedicated Physiotherapist possessing an incredible passion for helping people achieve their personal goals and empowering his clients to take an active role in their healthcare with a focus on long term change to maximise quality of life

Brad comes to Symmetry after spending the last few years in London working in private practice, co-ordinating amateur and elite level junior and senior sports programs, as well as working with Summer and Winter olympians.  Brad has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience in working with weekend warriors and athletes, recreational, amateur and professional. With a special interest in sporting injuries, including shoulder, knee, ankle and tendon injuries, Brad posesses a toolbox that includes gym and field based strength and conditioning accreditation, reformer and trapeze based pilates, hydrotherapy, dry needling, athletic splinting, upper and lower limb rehabilitation programming, throwing and running biomechanical analysis, Brad can provide comprehensive education, exercise programming and personal empowerment on your rehabilitation journey.

Being an avid sportsman and adventurer himself, Brad understands that your physical health is the most important wealth that you possess and that when you sustain musculoskeletal and sporting injuries it can be a challenging time, not just physically, but mentally. With a passionate, empathetic and holistic approach to healthcare, Brad will guide and coach you on your journey back to your best and beyond.

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Phoebe Skinns
Physiotherapy

Phoebe graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice at La Trobe University.

Over the last 4 years, Phoebe has worked with many sporting teams including the St Kilda Football Club (AFL), Boroondara Express Netball Team (VNL), Chisholm State Netball Team and Williamstown Football Club (VFL). Phoebe enjoys working with all population groups of all ages to treat a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

Phoebe bases her rehabilitation and injury management around evidence-based practice, holistic health and incorporates a variety of hands on, exercise-based techniques and education principles into her sessions to get people back to what they love doing.

Through sporting experiences and hands on university placements, Phoebe has developed a strong interest in the rehabilitation of sports and exercise-based injuries from adolescent children and weekend warriors, through to elite athletes. Phoebe has also gained a special interest in Women’s Health whilst completing her studies, specifically relating to exercise and musculoskeletal conditions during the Ante and Postnatal period.

Outside of the clinic, Phoebe enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sport and staying fit and healthy.

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Elise Beynon
Physiotherapy

Elise graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2020. Throughout her course she enjoyed working with a diverse variety of clients in both hospital and community settings, including Point Cook Football Club where she worked as a sports trainer.

Elise has a strong passion to help others achieve their goals and return to the things they love doing. She recognises that recovery requires a holistic approach that is tailored to the clients needs and suits their lifestyle. A central component to her treatment is providing education to empower her clients and ensure results are sustained long term. Elise is passionate about therapeutic movement and has completed her Matwork Level 1 Clinical Pilates certification through APPI.

Growing up Elise enjoyed all things sport including netball, tennis, swimming, volleyball and distance running. She enjoys cheering on the mighty Dogs and can often be found watching the Aussies play cricket in the summer. Away from sport, Elise loves the outdoors, planning her next holiday and spending time with her family.

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Shahnee Villiers
Myotherapy

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 achieve 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.

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Megan Stark
Podiatry

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.

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