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Winnie Lu

Physiotherapist & Director


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Being a sports physio has given me amazing experiences - from working as a physiotherapist during the Haute Route Race (an elite cycling race based in the French and Swiss Alps, where I worked with coaches, ride leaders, bike mechanics and of course elite amateur cyclists), to the British Transplant Games where I was the physio for transplant recipients competing in one of the largest charity events in the UK. 

These experiences have deeply influenced my physiotherapy practice, which I believe should not only be limited to fixing or preventing injuries, but also having a positive impact on the world around me. One of my special interests is working with lower-limb amputees to help them return to sports. I have helped my amputee clients to engage in CrossFit games, paralympic ice hockey, and wheelchair rugby league.


I'm also involved with several football teams, including working with Indigenous Australian football players from the SEQ Serpents Football Team. This has given me a wealth of knowledge and extensive experiences treating specific football injuries such as ACL, groin and hamstring strains and complex ankle sprains. 

In addition, Breathe Physio and Pilates is also a teaching practice, where we support the next generation of physiotherapists graduating from the University of Queensland to have an enriching and positive start to their careers. We strongly believe in promoting physiotherapy as a profession that focuses on clear communication, prescribing the right exercises for the right individual, useful advice, and great empathy toward clients. 

I'm an avid cyclist, runner and Olympic Weightlifter. I went through ACL reconstruction in February 2022, so I know what it feels like to have a serious sports injury and the mental stress that often comes with injuries.

My areas of interest in physiotherapy include:


  • ACL and knee injuries, including injury prevention

  • Olympic Weightlifting injuries and injury prevention

  • football injuries, including injury prevention

  • lower limb amputees, specialising in return to sports

  • cycling injuries, including injury prevention

My article discussing the effect of western acupuncture on treating shoulder injuries has been published in the AACP Journal. I'm proud of the practice we have built, with thoughtfully designed spaces and exercise equipment. We're always innovating and using technology such as VALD ForceDecks to help with our treatment.


I sincerely hope that when you arrive for physiotherapy at Breathe, you will feel welcomed, encouraged and supported. 

Available: Mon - Thur, Sat

Winnie Lu: Our Team
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