At Symmetry Physiotherapy we offer comprehensive mentoring and support to all our staff.

We pride ourselves on creating and nurturing a cohesive team with a focus on fun and personal development.

Positions available

We are always interested in hearing from physiotherapists who may be interested in working for us.

As we have over 20 physiotherapists across our centres there is always staff movement and opportunity for employment.

We are also always in need of physiotherapists who may wish to work casually and assist us with our class programs.

We offer training and employment in clinical Pilates and floor based classes, hydrotherapy, diabetes prevention, water exercise and pregnancy fitball classes.

Please e-mail your interest at any time to Mark Round.

Professional development

We have a comprehensive education program for our staff at Symmetry physiotherapy

Our program

New Graduates

All Physio’s

Weekly one hour mentoring

Monthly new graduate program

Monthly Symmetry wide inservices

Spinal Management program training

Diabetes prevention program training

Fitball training

Pilates training

Business development

Marketing training

Example Inservice (Professional Development) Calendar – Recently Graduated
Example Inservice (Professional Development) Calendar – All Staff

Career Pathways of some of our staff:

Mark Round

Mark began his career, whilst studying, working on a volunteer basis at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre. He then worked in a hospital for 2 years and then took off for an overseas adventure, working in London whilst travelling.

Mark is now the director of Symmetry Physiotherapy and is passionate about the organisation becoming the leading physiotherapy health provider to the western suburbs of Melbourne. 

Mark has had extensive experience working with elite and suburban sporting teams. He has worked for Australian and Victorian baseball teams from 1998 to 2002, and is currently a consultant to the Victorian Institute of Sport baseball academy. Mark has been involved with the Hoppers Crossing Football Club for the past 16 years as well as working with elite tennis players and has consulted to the Wallabies rugby team.

Mark has developed expertise in treating and rehabilitating shoulder and knee injuries. He has also completed post graduate study in the area of sports injury management.

Alex Lopes

Alex began her career by working in community health for 2 years. She spent the first 2 years attending as many courses as she could to increase her orthopaedic knowledge.  She then travelled overseas for a year returning into private practice and pilates training. Alex worked at Dance Medicine Australia as well as a private practice and gained an excellent grounding in Pilates. At the age of 29 Alex and Mark Round bought into their first private practice.

Alex was in charge of accounts and learnt about business development, marketing and accounting over the next 10 years. During this time she also began work at Melbourne University as a tutor and had three children. Alex also put together a postnatal Pilates DVD that was marketed independently around Australia.  

Alex took a year off tutoring to project manage the design and building of Symmetry Physiotherapy’s custom made sports medicine Centre in Hoppers Crossing.

Presently Alex is completing her masters of Women’s Health and is in the process of co-ordinating 3 pelvic floor and continence clinics at three of the Symmetry Physiotherapy sites.  She also co-ordinates the Pilates and water exercise class program and treats at the Altona North Symmetry Physiotherapy clinic.

Shay McLeod

Shay McLeod graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Otago in 1999.  Since this time he has worked extensively in private practice originally in New Zealand, followed by a three year period in the United Kingdom and now at Symmetry Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine.

His special areas of interest include sports and spinal rehabilitation, and has completed post-graduate studies in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2006. In the past he has worked as the team physiotherapist for the Pirates Rugby Union Club in New Zealand and has spent time based at Crystal Palace Sports Injury Centre; the headquarters of London athletics.
He has been a guest writer for ‘The Ski Mag’, an Australian Ski Magazine, providing performance exercise programs.

Shay is now kept very busy through his involvement in clinical research. He has been a treating therapist as part of a very successful series of La Trobe University studies on the treatment of low back pain, the results from which have been published in leading medical journals, including The British Journal pf Sports Medicine. He is also a treating therapist in a Melbourne University trial on hip pain and through his involvement in this research it ensures that not only Shay, but the whole Symmetry team can be base their practice on the latest scientific evidence available.

Shay also consults as a senior physiotherapist with the Advance Healthcare Pain Management Team at Symmetry Physiotherapy, a specialised role dealing with the rehabilitation of long standing and complex injury.

Outside of work Shay still finds time for his family and participating in his Sport. He has a professional and personal interest in the challenge of endurance sport, previously racing the Multisport World Championship across the southern alps of New Zealand and now trying his hand at Ironman Triathlon.

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 the 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 with 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 needling. He has completed further training to more effectively manage the complicated rehabilitation of Worksafe and TAC clients.

Stephen's interest in Physiotherapy came from a sporting background where he played TAC Cup 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.

Ty Saunders

Tyron graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011. Throughout his degree, Tyron gained valuable experience in both the public and private health sectors, as well as two specialised unite within the Western Bulldog Football Club and The Australian Baseball League.

Tyron's strong interest in sporting injuries has led to him being the team Physio for Williamstown Football Club in the VFL and also consulting Physio for Baseball Victoria Development Academy. Ty has also enjoyed being involved with local footy and athletic clubs.

Tyron has developed an interest in treating shoulder and knee injuries where he has regular contact with specialists to gain excellent rehabilitation outcomes. Tyron is currently practising at our Altona Meadows and Tarneit clinics where he also completes musculoskeletal screening and Pilates assessments.

Tyron conducts Pilates assessments for various injuries and then tailors specific programs to the individuals goals and needs which is beneficial for strengthening, conditioning and injury rehabilitation.

Outside of work Tyron has completed his first Melbourne Ironman and is keen on finishing a couple of Marathons.

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