Meet The Team
Niamh graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland with a 1st Class Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree. Niamh is a well rounded physiotherapist, with experience working in intensive care, trauma orthopaedics, care of the elderly, cardiac rehabilitation and musculoskeletal departments.
Niamh enjoyed assessing and diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions, and using a variety of treatment methods such as shockwave therapy, soft tissue massage and exercise management. Niamh has a sporty background in tennis and previously played rugby union for Scotland U21’s Women. Niamh’s experience in sports gives her a deep understanding of contact and non-contact sports injuries.
Niamh’s areas of interest include, lower limb pathologies, hip, knee and ankle injuries and exercise management for athletes and non-athletes.
Niamh is dedicated to keeping up-to-date with the latest research and evidenced based practice, to provide optimal care for her clients.
Andrew started as an Allied Health Assistant and continued as a Physiotherapist, helping his patients to achieve their health, fitness and rehabilitation goals.
Andrew has always loved sports, and an interest in exercise and strength training; he initially wanted to be a Sports Physiotherapist for Collingwood Football club.
Hayden has a keen interest in assessing and treating sports and running injuries by using individualised exercise programs, with the goal to assist clients in returning to their previous level of function following injury. After clinical placement experience, Hayden has also developed an interest in providing pre and post operative rehabilitation to patients having or considering surgery.
Senior Podiatrist, Managing Director
In 2018 Chalerm was finalist for Podiatrist of the year and semi finalist for young Victorian of the year. In 2019, Chalerm was awarded Podiatry service provider of Australasia, and finalist for Allied Health Management award. In 2020, Chalerm then won Young Victorian of the Year - Small Business. Along with the clinics, Chalerm has been the President for Not for Profit Organisation Footscape, that provides health services to the disadvantaged.
Graduated from La Trobe University in 2015 with a Masters Degree in Podiatric Practice. Rhys had a sound knowledge of assessing, diagnosing and managing musculoskeletal injuries, providing clients with their specific rehabilitation programs to return from injury sooner. Rhys takes a holistic approach when treating all his clients and is passionate about achieving the best clinical outcomes so quality of life can be maintained or improved.
Tim is one of our superstar staff members and Podiatrists. Tim joined the team in 2016 and has been a pillar to our clinic in Oakleigh. Originally Tim is from Holbrook in NSW and completed his degree at Charles Sturt University.
Tim is a well rounded Podiatrist that excels in treatment of ingrown nails, sporting injuries, general care and neurovasular/diabetic assessments.
Tony graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2017 with a Bachelor of Podiatry. He enjoys all aspects of podiatry including musculoskeletal injuries, ingrown toenails and general care. Tony puts an emphasis on identifying the root cause of the issue and developing individualised treatment plans to ensure optimal outcomes for his patients. Tony has worked across the Sunshine Coast for a private clinic for the last few years.
Mitch has been a Podiatrist with us since 2017, and has a keen interest in all types of Podiatry including, sporting injuries, general care, ingrown toenails and rehabilitation. Since graduating from La Trobe University, Mitch worked across the south eastern suburbs before joining us.
Chloe is our Exercise Physiologist in Melbourne. She came to us after four years in commercial gym and boutique studio health and wellness. She has a particular interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and chronic pain. Chloe joined our team 2 years ago, and has worked across all of our clinics in both states!
Chloe is also a qualified pilates instructor across both mat and reformer, having taught group classes for the past six years. Being no stranger to injury, she is well versed in the rehabilitation process and enjoys the inter-disciplinary collaboration between pilates and physiotherapy.
Outside of the clinic Chloe enjoys spending time underwater as a recreational scuba and free diver. She also enjoys time spent with her friends and partner, as well as her English Staffy, Storm.
Josh is our newest Podiatrist, who has recently made Melbourne his home after relocating from Auckland earlier this year. Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science - Podiatry from Auckland University of Technology, where he developed a strong drive for his patient’s overall care. Josh's adeptness lies in assessing, diagnosing, and managing diverse musculoskeletal injuries, while tailoring rehabilitation plans for a quick recovery. His patient-centered approach showcases a dedication to optimal clinical outcomes and elevating clients' quality of life.
Although new to the AFL atmosphere, Josh is eager to learn more about the sport however he is also a life-long basketball fan and loves to chat NBA/NBL. Josh's background in basketball and passion for sports and active living define his holistic approach. Outside of the clinical setting, he enjoys exploring the new scenes Melbourne has to offer.
Josh's primary interests include, heel and achilles Pathologies, sporting Injuries and ingrown Toenail Management
Exercise Sports Scientist
Having been in the Allied Health industry for over five years, Chris has experienced a range of programs and training methods. With this experience and growing knowledge, he has mastered being a strength and conditioning coach and has worked his way up the ladder to be a qualified sports scientist.
He graduated from the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science through the Australian Catholic University in 2019, and will soon move into a Masters of Exercise Physiology which focuses on the most effective movements for specific complex cases. Additionally, he is always involved in personal development programs to further his understanding of biomechanics and physiology of the human body. This has eventually built his ability to ensure that he is constantly striving for the best possible client outcomes through scientifically backed practices.
His main areas of expertise are in end stage rehabilitation, return-to-sport rehabilitation, sport specific strength and conditioning and general fitness. Chris also takes pride in his past and current sporting endeavours which involve playing semi-professional football and training at Crystal Palace in England.
Sasha is one of our full time admin team who has recently started at our Indooroopilly clinic. Originally she is from England and has moved between there and New Zealand throughout the years.
In April, Sasha took the plunge by moving to Australia. Originally trained as a Medical Physicist in England, she holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology, Mathematics and Physics from The University of Buckingham. However, her desire to make a meaningful impact in healthcare prompted her to relocate to Australia, where she aspires to become a medical professional.
Through her keen interest in healthcare and radiation treatment, Sasha enjoys understanding the preventative and management strategies of chronic pain. She also enjoys interacting and supporting patients throughout the process. Sasha is now exploring various avenues of allied health and enjoys this role for further exposure.
Outside of work, Sasha enjoys spending her time traveling and exploring Australia along with catching up with her friends and family back in the UK. She is also preparing for her GAMSAT’s next year.
Admin and Office Coordinator
Emily recently joined the Align team full-time at our Oakleigh clinic. Emily made the switch to administration after six years in the retail industry, where she built her customer service, leadership interpersonal skills. Combining her sports background and organisational skills led Emily to Align Health Collective and she hasn’t looked back since!
Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science from Deakin in 2020 and is currently studying her Masters of High Performance Sport online with ACU. She has a keen interest in sports analytics and will happily talk to anyone and everyone about footy. Through her Masters, Emily has been completing an internship at the Essendon Football Club.
Outside of work, Emily enjoys supporting her beloved Carlton FC, spending time with friends and family and hanging out with her dog Monty
Ryan recently joined our Brisbane team as a casual administration staff member.
He is currently studying a bachelor of science (Chemistry) at the Queensland university of technology, with electives in in medicinal chemistry and biochemistry.
Ryan's history as a track athlete and keen interest in chemical innovation has moulded his vision in the research and development of new compounds with the potential for beneficial impact on human health.
Outside of the clinic, you will find Ryan at the gym, playing soccer, and trying to keep his house plant alive. He is a professional at hitting water hazards on the golf course and enjoys going to a music gig or two.
Akiva is part of the Admin Staff, working casually across three of the clinics. She is currently studying a double degree in Bachelor of Health Science and Arts at La Trobe University, majoring in medical science and Chinese Studies. Having various injuries and rheumatoid arthritis, Akiva is eager to learn more about the musculoskeletal system and human biomechanics to assist others in rehabilitation and developing strength and mobility.
Akiva has a varied sporting background, partaking in a range of sports including Muay-Thai, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, fencing, basketball, dancing, and rowing.
Outside of work, Akiva enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Mango and Tango, going out with friends and going on holidays with her family to Bali.
Alex is a part of the casual admin team, you’ll often see her face across all three Melbourne clinics. Alex was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to Melbourne to pursue a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. Her background in dance inspired her fascination with human anatomy and movement. She loves to chat with anyone and everyone about exercise and injury to further her knowledge.
Outside of uni and work, Alex can be found weight training in the gym, experimenting with plant-based recipes and visiting her family and two dogs in Torquay.
Gab is part of the admin team. She works casually at the Melbourne clinics.
Gab is studying her to be a Radiation Therapist at RMIT University. She has a great passion for helping and caring for others and hopes this reflects in her work.
Gab was previously an avid dancer before she began studying full time, training in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop for 14 years.
She also was a dance teacher for 5 years, working with students from as young as 3 to 14 years old.
Through her dancing and current studies, Gab is familiar with anatomy and biology and has had her own share of injuries to understand the rehabilitation process.
When Gab has spare time she likes to spend it with her family, go to the movies and go to the beach when she can.
Anyela recently joined our Brisbane team as a casual administration staff member.
She is currently completing her Bachelor of Paramedicine at the University of Southern Queensland. Anyela also works casually in the private paramedical sector. She has a particular interest in complex trauma injuries and loves to see anything gruesome!
Anyela is also a qualified reformer pilates instructor with experience teaching across many different studios. From this, Anyela has a complex understanding of rehabilitation.
Her greatest achievement was winning the Australian Gymnastics Championships twice for competitive trampolining. Whilst she no longer competes, the sport has made her no stranger to athlete injuries!
Anyela approaches all situations focusing on patient-centred care as she always wants to see the best outcome possible.
Outside of work and uni, Anyela loves cooking so you can be sure to find her in the kitchen cooking a meal for her family.