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.
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.
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.
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.
Brad has a keen interest in supporting individuals in returning to what they love doing. Spanning across improving everyday activities to high level recreational and sporting activities. Brad uses an individually tailored approach to all physiotherapy treatment to help individuals succeed in achieving their own unique goals. He also has a strong focus in creating a strong foundation for patients’ belief in themselves and encouraging self-management to improve individuals’ outcomes long term.
Brad graduated from La Trobe university where he developed a keen interest in working with musculoskeletal conditions in the acute and chronic stages. He also has previous experience working in a hospital as well as local AFL football clubs and in the AFL NAB league.
Outside of the clinic basketball has been a part of Brad’s life from a young age, and after playing in Alberta, Canada for 3 years, now you will find him competing in the semi-professional league Big V with the Craigieburn Eagles.
Kirstie has a great passion for treating all types and levels of sporting injuries, in particular, AFL, basketball and weightlifting. With a keen interest in treating women’s health conditions, she is passionate about combining hands-on therapy, exercise 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 healthy, active lifestyle; in her spare time, she keeps active by playing AFL, basketball.
Kyle has been working in private practice for 10 years treating patients ranging from those with chronic pain to those with acute sports injuries. Headaches and complex migraine patients are a special interest area of his where he uses the Watson Headache Technique combined with knowledge around medications and cognitive based training to coordinate the best outcome for his patients. Kyle enjoys helping chronic pain sufferers, patients with hypermobility syndromes (incl. EDS) and undertaking strength & conditioning rehabilitation for athletes, workers & anyone with musculoskeletal issues.
Kyle has completed training for the Level 1 Watson Headache Course and has previously worked at the Balwyn Headache Clinic for a number of years. He is qualified in DMA Clinical Pilates, dry needling and has completed numerous courses with respect to sports injury diagnosis and management. Kyle has been working as a senior private practice clinician in Melbourne and, previous to that, also worked in Sydney’s western suburbs.
Kyle’s passion for helping people can be seen in the way he engages with his patients and with that person’s other health providers to ensure the best outcomes for them. He enjoys working with and educating people on their conditions and, from there, providing a holistic approach to their management. He believes in listening to your concerns so that you feel heard and understanding what is important to you so that your treatment is relevant to your goals.
Outside of physiotherapy, Kyle is an avid football (soccer) fan and also loves the Canberra Raiders. In the AFL, he follows the GWS Giants. He enjoys spending time with his family & friends, going to the gym and renovating/woodworking. Originally from North Queensland, he now lives in Melbourne’s west with his wife and son.
Zachary ‘Zac’ Speed
Zac enjoys the problem solving involved in effective diagnosis and management of all musculoskeletal dysfunctions, with a particular interest in sporting injuries and strength and conditioning.
Along with an extensive sporting background including competing at a national level in track and field athletics, Zac has completed multiple courses in advanced strength and conditioning and is a Level 1 ASCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning coach. Zac is also commencing a Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Queensland in 2023.
After graduating, Zac entered the tertiary hospital system, working in multiple areas including orthopaedics, inpatient trauma rehabilitation and intensive care before transitioning into private practice. Zac has also had experience working with state representative volleyball and hockey teams.
In his time away from work, Zac enjoys keeping fit in the gym and riding dirt-bikes. Injuries and orthopaedic surgeries come with the territory in the sport of motocross. Zac is subsequently able to empathise with his patients while applying first-hand experience with rehabilitation programs to their management.
Cagda has developed a keen interest in providing individuals in the community with accomplishing their goals to enable them to return back to their daily activities, sports and leisure they find valuable. He loves the rewarding feeling of having the ability to make a positive impact on a person’s quality of life.
Cagda graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2022 with a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree, having previously attained a Bachelor of Science in 2019. He has been involved in caring for many age groups, spanning from paediatrics to geriatrics, in conditions relating to musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory care. Cagda not only utilises exercise-based practices, but also adjunct therapies consisting of manual therapy, education and holistic approaches to ensure his patients gain the health outcomes they desire.
Outside of physiotherapy, Cagda is an avid sports fan, particularly of AFL, soccer, tennis and the Formula 1, and enjoys watching and attending multiple live events. He has participated in soccer, tennis and AFL: most recently in the VAFA League, but lately has directed his sporting intent to Indoor AFL and Futsal. He also enjoys playing the violin and listening to music in his spare time.
Oliver is grateful to have grown up around sport and has developed a lifestyle focused on keeping active and finding the joy in movement. As a result, he is understanding of the benefits of movement, both physically and mentally, and is passionate about helping others to move more and move better.
He uses a combination of active rehabilitation, manual therapy and education to help individuals restore their movement and empower them to sustain long-term benefits. He has an interest in treating musculoskeletal issues in the general and weekend-warrior population.
Oliver studied at the University of Melbourne and has received further training in pilates through the APPI program. He also has experience working with amateur and professional athletes, notably, assisting circus performers at the National Institute of Circus Arts and the premiership winning VFL Casey Demons.
Originally hailing from New Zealand, Oliver maintains his roots in rugby but has been converted into an AFL fan and supporter of the Melbourne Demons. He is also an avid basketball fan and is always up for a chat about the NBA! Outside of the clinic you can find him hiking, swimming or at the G.
Symone has an interest in para sport and neurological rehabilitation and continues to look to assist people through their journeys. Symone looks to help people achieve their goals and get back to moving in their daily life. Using a holistic approach, Symone empowers clients through listening, equipping clients with preventative strategies, education, and allowing clients to take an active role in their treatment.
Symone’s background stems in sport and para sports, including contact, non-contact, team and individual sport rehabilitation and prevention. Recently she has spent time assisting clients in cardiopulmonary group exercise, pain management, and rehabilitation with post-surgical, osteoarthritic, community, and chronic diseases. Recent professional development has focused on spinal, hip, knee, and shoulder injuries respectively.
Outside of work, Symone enjoys spending time with friends and family, bodyweight resisted training, and the outdoors.
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.
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.
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..
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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Our Taylors Lakes team will assess your problem or injury and provide a comprehensive treatment plan catered to your individual requirements. Reach out to us via a call, email or book an appointment below.
- 1 / 900 Old Calder Hwy Keilor, 3036
- 9390 8499