Meet the Team

Ashlea Mary Cohen

Principal Physiotherapist

Ashlea Mary Cohen was awarded a Masters in Physiotherapy from Sydney University in 2012, and achieved a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science/Masters of Nursing) in 2009. She has completed a Graduate Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy in 2015 and is currently undertaking her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy/Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy through La Trobe University with the goal of becoming a Titled Sports Physiotherapist in 2020.

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) and Diary of a Wombat (2017). Ashlea worked as the Principal Physiotherapist for Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2016-2017. Since 2016 she has worked as 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.

Experience the ‘Peak’ treatment by the Director/ Principal Physiotherapist in the clinic.

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), the Cronulla – Sutherland Sharks Harold Matthews and SG Ball Rugby League teams (2018) and NRL Referee match-day physiotherapist (2019-2020). This involvement has provided him with a greater insight into the importance of injury prevention and management programs for both 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 specifically loves to work with children to assist them in exploring their untapped strength, skill set and confidence.

Outside the clinic, Kevin loves to push his boundaries both mentally and physically. Currently he trains and competes in athletics (100m/200m sprint).

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

Amanda Sommerville

Pilates Instructor

Amanda Sommerville is a qualified Pilates Equipment Instructor trained through Tania Huddart (PMA) at Hearts and Bones Pilates Centre, New Zealand.

Amanda has been successfully teaching Pilates in New Zealand and more recently in London as a rehabilitation and movement specialist alongside physiotherapists. Amanda has developed individual pilates programmes for professional athletes including the Wellington Phoenix Football team, Wellington Saints Basketball team and New Zealand School of Dance scholars programme.

Pre pilates, Amanda studied full-time classical ballet at the New Zealand School of Dance. She has performed professionally with the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company and Locreado Contemporary Dance Company, Sydney. She also holds a National Diploma in Dance Performance and a Certificate IV in Performing Arts.

Pilates played an influential role after Amanda’s career as a professional ballet dancer, due to a major hip injury. She changed her focus from dance into learning more about the biomechanics of movement which since then Amanda has developed a great passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Amanda’s expertise and experience will provide all athletes, dancers, women and children with the ultimate skill set needed to prevent and/or recover from an injury on and rehabilitation.