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 2018.

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. 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.

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

Kevin Vuong


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). 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 is continually learning to understand the demands of different work environments and sports by actively involving himself in them. Outside the clinic he enjoys calisthenics, running 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.

Elissa Petesic


Elissa Petesic was awarded a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the Australian Catholic University. She has also obtained a Certificate IV in Matwork and a Diploma in Pilates Studio and Rehabilitation through Polestar Pilates. Prior to studying physiotherapy she completed full time dance training at Ev and Bow where she attained a Certificate IV in Dance.

Elissa’s dance experience as a student, performer and teacher has given her a thorough and lived experience of the demands placed on performers at all levels. Her dance studies focused on contemporary dance and classical ballet and she completed the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. These experiences have led her to work with the cast and crew of numerous Sydney musical productions including Saturday Night Fever, Muriel’s Wedding the Musical and West Side Story.

Elissa also has diverse experience as a physiotherapist within the public health system including a secondment to Outback Australia and experience providing physiotherapy services to remote areas working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. She is committed to ongoing professional development and has completed courses interstate and internationally.

Elissa is passionate about empowering her clients throughout their rehabilitation to enable a faster return to sport and prevent further injury.

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.