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.

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.

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Melissa Smith

Melissa has a special interest in the treatment of pelvic, coccyx, abdominal and hip problems. She has extensive experience in the treatment of all musculoskeletal injuries and has done extra training in the areas of neck pain and headache, hip injuries, lower limb biomechanics, strength and conditioning and Clinical Pilates. Melissa is qualified in to perform dry needling and lymphoedema management.

Melissa has undergone extensive extra training to become part of our Pelvic Health Melbourne team. Through Pelvic Health Melbourne she is able to treat complex SIJ and pubic pain, continence issues, bowel problems, urgency, prolapse, pelvic pain, intimacy pain, DRAM, men’s pelvic issues and post-prostatectomy rehabilitation as well as children’s pelvic health for constipation and urinary issues.

Melissa is currently the coordinator for the clinical rehabilitation (formally known as clinical pilates) at Symmetry Taylors Lakes. She enjoys mentoring and educating in her areas of special interest.

Melissa is passionate about helping people regain their fitness and health again after injury, childbirth or surgery.

She spends her time outside of work hiking, running and caring for her two young children.

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James Davis
Physiotherapy/Exercise Physiology

During his years as a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist, James has developed specific interests into Sports Injury management, Athletic development and performance, Tendon and overuse injuries, Running mechanics and also youth injuries.

He currently works as a Physiotherapist for Werribee in the VFL, and has had experience working with numerous local sporting teams, and high-level track athletes. James has had further training in upper limb rehabilitation, Foot and ankle conditions and running assessment and retraining. James also has completed his Dry Needling certification and is qualified to run the GLA:D program at Taylors Lakes.

While he isn’t working, James enjoys participating in various forms of physical activity, including weightlifting, swimming, yoga and running around with his Brown Labrador, Bonnie. When crowds are allowed, you’ll find him at the ‘G cheering on his Tiges.

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Juy Lumsden

Juy is the Head Physiotherapist at Keilor Football Club and the Australian Dodgeball Federation, as well as the interstate Physiotherapist for the Sydney Blue Sox Baseball Club in the Australian Baseball League. He has previously worked with the Sydney Rays Rugby, the University of Sydney Women’s AFL, NSW Gymnastics and other community teams. He has even spent time in Palampur India in 2017!

Juy uses a multidisciplinary and approach to rehabilitate and coach his patients. He has a strong interest in lower limb injuries, sports injuries, running related injuries and concussion. 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 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.

Juy has undertaken advance training in concussion management and offers specialist baseline testing and acute treatment for concussion.

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Jayden Brian

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. 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.

Outside the clinic, you’ll find Jayden poolside, along Williamstown Beach with his dogs, or experimenting in the kitchen.

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Brad Jones

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

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.

Currently Phoebe works in the EDFL with Taylors Lakes Football Club and in the AFL with the St Kilda Football Club. Over the last 4 years, Phoebe has also worked with many sporting teams including 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.

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

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 client’s needs and suits their lifestyle. A central component to her treatment is providing education to empower her clients and ensure results are sustained in the long term.

Elise is passionate about therapeutic movement. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne she has completed further training in Clinical Pilates through APPI and loves leading the Clinical Rehab Pilates classes that are run in-clinic. Elise also has experience working with local footy clubs and has a keen interest in helping people overcome and prevent their sporting injuries.

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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Meagan Kiely

Meagan has developed a special interest in treating lower limb injuries in both the sporting and general population. She’s passionate about educating and inspiring her patients, and guiding them through the process of achieving their goals. She aims to keep people doing what they love and simply modify activity where possible.

Meagan has completed her dry needling course and has undertaken further study in sports physiotherapy. She graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney and has worked in the private practice sector, in both Sydney and Melbourne. Meagan was one of the physiotherapists for the Sydney Rabbitohs Women’s Rugby League team in 2019 and has experience treating athletes from a wide range of sports.

Meagan plays football for Richmond in the AFLW and has an extensive sporting background, having boxed, played soccer, squash, cricket and tennis growing up. She enjoys going to the footy, walking her Vizsla Addie, swimming at the beach, getting back home to see her family in Tassie and catching up with friends for quality coffee and food.

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Harrison Thornton

Harry graduated from La Trobe University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and a Master of Physiotherapy Practice.

He chose to become a physiotherapist, as he always wanted to help people thrive and maximise their quality of life. He loves the feeling of making a difference in someone’s life. Harry bases his treatment around evidence bases practice, using a combination of hands-on therapy, exercise based techniques and proper education to achieve his client’s goals.

Since graduating he has spent time in both private practice and aged care. During his studies he spent time as a sports trainer for Melbournce City FC’s youth team. Through his work at sporting clubs and private practice, he has gained a strong interest in rehabilitation of sporting injuries from a social level to professional athletes. Through his aged care experience, he has grown an interest in working with age-related conditions. He is passionate about helping the aging population transition through their later years, healthy and pain-free.

Outside the clinic Harry keeps active playing soccer, badminton, table tennis or bushwalking. When not on the go, he is planning his next trip to wherever has the most adrenaline filled activities. You can be sure to bump into Harry at any of the Melbourne City games or whenever his beloved Swannies are in town.

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Jamie Tabacco

Jamie graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) and Master of Physiotherapy Practice.

He became a physiotherapist to assist individuals on their rehabilitation journey with a particular interest in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. He is a firm believer in movement being the best medicine for assisting recovery and adopts a holistic approach combining manual therapy, exercise and education in order to restore function to the body.

His approach to physiotherapy is guided by his knowledge of strength and conditioning and years of playing various sports. He is an advocate for all individuals being able to achieve their health based goals no matter how big or small they may be.

He has developed a passion for musculoskeletal and neurological conditions through his private practice background along with his involvement in community based programs within the disability sector. He has also gained valuable experience through his affiliation with Hockey Victoria and various sporting clubs around Melbourne.

In his spare time, Jamie attends to his various hobbies being yoga, strength training, music and hiking.

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Nicole Pfingsten

Nicole graduated in 2020 with her Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy from RMIT University. Since graduating she has worked in the private practise sector and with sporting clubs treating athletes in the AFL, NRL and Rugby Union.

Participating in competitive sport herself, Nicole has gained an appreciation of the human body and a passion to help others achieve optimal movement and soft tissue health. Her aim is to educate and support people in achieving their goals, whether it be pain free daily tasking, injury prevention or performance-based treatment.

Through education Nicole has developed a strong foundation in anatomy and functional movement, which helps her tailer each treatment to the individual. Nicoles toolbox includes deep tissue and sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial dry needling and cupping, joint mobilisations, posture and exercise education in addition to passive and active release techniques..

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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.

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