Meet our Williamstown team
Get to know the Symmetry Physiotherapy team. Our specialists from Williamstown have physiotherapy and clinical rehab / pilates expertise honed by their extensive training and experience.
Abby graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Charles Stuart University in 2009. Since this time she has worked extensively in private practice in Melbourne and recently spent 2 years working in London.
She is a former Victorian and Australian Lacrosse player and is a keen runner. She has worked with state and national lacrosse teams in the past and has also been the physiotherapist for local football teams.
Abby is highly trained in treating a wide variety of injuries from neck pain to ankle sprains. She has a passion for treating sports injuries and strives to get her clients back to exercising as soon as possible.
She received extensive training on running analysis and coaching whilst working in the UK and loves working with runners to help them achieve their goals.
Abby has completed training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute and can teach both mat work and reformer Pilates.
Cherleen De Jesus
Cherleen graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy (with distinction) from the University of Melbourne in 2016. Having worked across multiple private practice and sports medicine clinics, she is a highly experienced physiotherapist with special interests in sports, spinal and running injuries. She is currently team physio with Williamstown VFLW. Previously, she was Head Physio for Port Melbourne SC in the National Premier Leagues (soccer) and team physio with the Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball League. She has worked with local and representative Hockey, Netball and AFL players.
Cherleen’s strong sports background enables her to apply high performance principles to the management of any injury or condition. Her greatest enjoyment comes from helping her clients to achieve their goals and empower them to move and feel better. Her interest points are in spinal (neck and back), shoulder, knee and ankle injuries (acute or post-surgery). She loves working with runners (at all levels) and is passionate about running retraining. She has taught clinical pilates for over 5 years.
In her spare time, she is an avid runner, loves to lift weights and values quality time with her friends and family. She loves to cook, cycle and hike, and if the footy’s on – she’ll be cheering for the Mighty Geelong Cats!
Carleigh graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice. Carleigh has also undertaken further training in Clinical Pilates.
Carleigh enjoys working with clients to achieve their goals in a collaborative manner. She believes in utilizing a combination of hands on treatment and a targeted active rehabilitation approach to achieve lasting effects.
Carleigh has experience working with local Aussie Rules Football clubs in both men’s and women’s teams which has enhanced her understanding of management of acute injuries and long-term rehabilitation. Furthermore, Carleigh has gained an appreciation for sports specific body awareness and movement control throughout her many years of dance training.
Alistair completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science at La Trobe University before graduating with a Doctor of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne.
During his studies, Alistair worked extensively with both professional and semi-professional athletes. He initially worked in the sports science department at Carlton Football Club and more recently, Alistair has gone on to work as a Sports Trainer at the Williamstown Football Club. In addition to his sports work, Alistair worked in the private sector as a Gym Instructor where he partnered with people from all walks of life to help them achieve their fitness goals. No matter their physical fitness levels, Alistair has been able to assist clients with achieving their aims to create long-lasting habits and healthy lifestyles.
In 2019, Alistair was fortunate enough to undertake a global clinical placement at a sport focused private practice in Midtown Manhattan, New York where he gained invaluable experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.
Alistair is passionate about helping his patients achieve optimal physical health by delivering comprehensive and evidence-based physiotherapy that includes exercise, hands on therapy and education on how to best self-manage their condition. He offers holistic care to his patients by identifying the diverse range of factors that may be the cause of their issues and is adept at providing simple methods to address these moving forward.
His lifelong interest in physiotherapy arose from a childhood sporting background where he graduated to playing state level Australian Rules Football. Although he’s long since hung up the boots, Alistair still loves keeping super fit through strength training, cycling, swimming and playing golf.
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Our Williamstown 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.