Meet Physiotherapist Shirley Siu

Shirley Siu


Shirley graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2002. She began her work in a private clinic for four years, and then began working in a private hospital in 2006. With over 20 years experience in Hong Kong, Shirley made the move to Canberra with her family in 2022.

Shirley has worked in private hospitals for more than sixteen years, making her interests very diverse. As well as musculoskeletal cases, Shirley also has an interest in pre and post operative management and rehabilitation.
With further professional development and training in Pilates studies, Shirley has kicked off to integrate Pilates into her daily treatment plan. She hopes that by combining her hospital experience, her manual techniques, and her Pilates training, that she can provide a holistic treatment to all her patients.

  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University with BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy
  • Professional Development Diploma in Acupuncture – Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Master in Manual Therapy – University of Western Australia
  • She has also completed the certificate courses of Personal Fitness Trainer by AASFP and Pilates mat class by APPI.


  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neck pain
  • Post-operative cases (total knee replacement, post meniscectomy, ACL/PCL repairs)
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Kevin KeeffeKevin Keeffe
03:40 06 Dec 23
A careful planning process with the client to develop a small class clinical pilates program, with great and careful supervision from Brie. Good equipment and plenty of room in the studio in Deakin
Diana GrangerDiana Granger
14:25 14 Jul 23
Guinea GoldGuinea Gold
22:19 25 Oct 21
Jean was amazing! Friendly, evidence-based and positive. First went to see her when I was in huge pain and facing surgery. She took the time to work out how to reduce my pain and started me on a program to treat my injury. Several months later - no pain, no weakness and no need for surgery. Highly recommended!
Joe HatchJoe Hatch
02:08 11 Aug 21
Lovely staff and very helpful advice and rehab help
Tracie WilliamsTracie Williams
11:15 28 Jul 21
First time goer and not the last! Hamish spent time hearing about my injury and a doable plan was made for me. The app they use lets me remember what exercises I have to do and the ability to touch base during visits using the app keeps myself and Hamish on the same page. Strongly recommend Back In Strength.
Louise BresnahanLouise Bresnahan
22:51 24 Jun 21
The best physio practice in Canberra!Everyone is so friendly and professional and l thoroughly enjoy my Pilates classes. One on one treatment sessions are very be beneficial too.I've recommended them a few times on a couple of fb groups I'm in and others have seconded the recommendation.Definitely the best at what they do.
Jan BakerJan Baker
02:26 10 Aug 20
I have found Back in Strength to be very professional. After looking in other places, my neurosurgeon recommended Back in Strength to me after spinal fusion surgery. The treatment was tailored to my personal needs and explanations were made clear. It was a one-to-one experience which was followed up with home exercise., which could be digitally monitored.
Lisa ColquhounLisa Colquhoun
09:21 13 Jun 19
I have been attending Back in Strength for 5 years. I started Clinical Pilates, for a back condition, with Anne, then Jo and now Maeve, all who provide a professional approach to rehab. Working with me, they have developed and supervised an exercise program designed for my condition, with regular reviews and updating. Their knowledge and holistic approach has enabled me to improve strength, endurance, standing and sitting tolerances. I continue to attend weekly and cannot imagine otherwise. Highly recommend.
Melinda KouparitsasMelinda Kouparitsas
01:40 13 Jun 19
The Back-in-Strength Physios are amazing, I have been going to them for four years after some major injuries and extensive back surgery. They helped with my rehab and now I choose to continue with weekly clinical Pilates classes and live a pain free life. I have had classes with many of the physios and would recommend them all - currently with the awesome Maeve.