Meet the Team

Ashlea Mary Cohen

APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist

Ashlea Mary Cohen is a Titled APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. She graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science/Masters of Nursing) in 2009 followed by a Masters in Physiotherapy from Sydney University in 2012. She furthered her studies achieving a Graduate Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy in 2015 and later a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University in 2021.

Ashlea Mary has an interest in the prevention and treatment of Musculoskeletal disorders and Sports injuries. Her love of dance and the arts has seen her gain employment as a Physiotherapist with musical theatre and dance productions in Sydney: Les Miserables (2015), Anything Goes (2015), Belgium Dance Company, Sydney Tour (2015), Mark Morris Dance Company (2015), Fiddler on the Roof (2016), We Will Rock You (2016), My Fair Lady (2016, 2017), Diary of a Wombat (2017) and Carmen motion picture (2021). Ashlea worked as the Principal Physiotherapist for Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2016-2017. She is currently the Principal Physiotherapist for Sydney Dance Company.

Sporting athletes will benefit from Ashlea’s clinical reasoning and rehabilitation skills along with dancers profiting from her expertise in conducting Pre Pointe Assessments and Dance Screenings.

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Kevin Vuong

Physiotherapist

Kevin Vuong completed his Doctorate program of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University after achieving a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science from the Australian Catholic University in 2013.

Kevin’s passion for sports has seen him work with numerous sporting teams including Western Suburbs Magpies AFL team (2013-2017), Rugby Union Shute Shield (Norths Rugby Union) (2015-2017) and the Cronulla – Sutherland Sharks Harold Matthews and SG Ball Rugby League teams (2018). Currently, he is a game-day physiotherapist to the NRL referees. This has provided him with a greater insight into structuring programs for injury prevention and management, as well as gym-based programs for amateur and semi-professional athletes.

Since a young age, Kevin has had a vision of assisting the community to live a healthy and active lifestyle. He is continually learning to understand the demands of different work environments and sports by actively involving himself in them. Outside the clinic he enjoys sprinting, weightlifting and also taking up the whistle to referee Oz-tag at a local, state and national level.

With his knowledge and expertise in a variety of areas, Kevin is ready and eager to assist all individuals with a hunger and passion to perform at their Peak.

Shannon Trotter

Physiotherapist

Shannon was awarded a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 2009 and completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sports Science) in 2007. She is currently undertaking further study to become a Titled Sports Physiotherapist and has completed her Level 2 training.

Shannon’s true passion lies in dance. She is an accomplished dancer herself and has been teaching dance in the Sutherland Shire for over 10 years. This experience allows Shannon to have a unique understanding of dance injuries and provides her with the ability to prescribe specific injury management programs, returning her patients to dance at a greater standard than before. Shannon is also passionate about injury prevention which has led her to work with numerous dancers who are keen to improve their performance and prevent an injury. Shannon spent the last two years working in New Zealand where she was involved in presenting injury prevention seminars to the New Zealand Dance Company.

 Shannon has also completed further study in the area of Women’s health physiotherapy and is committed to supporting the well-being and fitness of women of all ages, from pregnancy to menopause and beyond. She provides thorough and effective treatment for pregnancy-related issues and post-natal care, pelvic floor dysfunction, continence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain.

Shannon has also gained qualifications in Clinical Pilates and often likes to incorporate this style of rehabilitation when treating her Women’s Health and Dance patients.

Robert Morey

Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist

Robert Morey completed his Doctorate program of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University after achieving a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology from the University of New South Wales in 2017.

Robert has an interest in the prevention and treatment of Musculoskeletal disorders and Sports injuries. His love of Rugby (League, Union, Oztag and Touch) resulted in him being a patient of Peak Performance and in turn was eager to join the team.

Robert worked as the Principal Exercise Physiologist for Veritas Executive Health 2020-2021 and constantly trains for athletic performance as a referee for NSW Rugby League. He also has experience working with chronic pain, semi-professional athletic conditioning and sports injury rehabilitation which he puts to good use, both in the clinic and in his training. He is always trying to better himself to provide an ever-growing quality of his work for his patients.

All athletes will benefit from Robert’s personal sporting experience and rehabilitation skills. He is passionate about helping others and seeing them at their peak.

Georgette Sofazis

Pilates Instructor

Georgette is a Professional Contemporary Dancer, Dance Teacher/Mentor at a few of Sydney’s leading Full-time dance studios as well as an Accredited APMA Pilates and Movement Therapist (2019).

Georgette currently delivers exercise prescriptions at several clinical pilates studios and for Full-time Dance Organisations (Ettingshausens Pro and Brent Street Classical/Contemporary).

Georgette studied and worked alongside respected accredited Exercise Physiologist Donna Oliver, where she Completed her a Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy Rehabilitation. Working with Donna inspired Georgette to continue her education in a Master’s of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at University of Wollongong.

In 2014, Georgette Graduated with an Honours in Dance from The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, NYC. She has trained and performed extensively in contemporary dance, modern dance and classical ballet in NYC, UK and Australia. Her greatest achievements have been dancing with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, NYC Theatre, Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee Rep, UK and Russell Maliphant Company, UK.

Georgette has had an extreme interest in anatomy, movement science and dance specific exercise since living in NYC and the UK for 4 years. Her fascination not only assisted her musculoskeletal issues with hypermobility but enhanced her passion and desires to educate all dancers and non-dancers in how to discover their bodies by applying an anatomical and biomechanical approach, to assist their movement in a pain-free and less fatiguing range.

We are excited to have Georgette join the Peak Team.

Bianca De Santis

Pilates Instructor

Bianca is a trained reformer and mat pilates instructor. She gained her qualifications through Polestar Pilates in 2020.

She is also a trained classical, contemporary and latin ballroom dancer with over 16 years experience. She began Pilates to build increased strength and flexibility to compliment her dancing but ended up falling in love with all that Pilates had to offer.

Prior to undertaking her pilates training she completed a Bachelor of Business Management in 2020 at the University of Technology Sydney, however, found that her love of pilates took over.

Over the period of her studies, she was mentored and gained an array of knowledge and invaluable experience, which has provided a great foundation for her teaching career. Bianca is passionate about Pilates and improving the wellbeing of people and is excited to work with the Peak Performance Physiotherapy team.

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Hector Robles

Massage Therapist

Hector is a qualified massage therapist originally from Ecuador. He was born in Vilcabamba, a village renowned across the world for its natural medicine and the longevity of its residents. He came to Australia 10 years ago.

He has received a Diploma of Remedial Massage, Diploma of Fitness, Dry needling (Level 1) and Australian Strength and Conditioning coach (Level 1) certification’s. He is a gifted massage therapist and uses remedial massage as his primary tool to help restore his patients to peak physical condition. His widespread knowledge enables him to work closely with our Physiotherapists to supplement their treatment of patients.

Hector is skilled in a wide range of massage techniques including Remedial, Sports, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Relaxation as well as Pregnancy massage.

Lucy Kovacevic

Office Manager

Lucy joined the Peak Performance Physiotherapy team in 2018 after working for 7 years as a PA for a colorectal surgeon.

She is the mother of two beautiful children Max & Mia and loves to catch up with family and friends in her own time.
 
She is the leader of our brilliant administration team and the friendly face you see when you walk through the door.  

Nicole, Lauren & Callie

Administration Assistants