Helping you move better and live pain free

Physiotherapy, Massage & Pilates Clinic in Leichhardt and Potts Point

Proactive Preventative Healthcare

Recovering from pain or an injury can feel like a never-ending cycle.

Movement Lab can help you move better and live pain free

At Movement Laboratory Physiotherapy & Pilates, we believe in preventative healthcare, and provide Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates services in the Inner West of Sydney.

Our team specialises in Musculoskeletal, Chronic Pain, Pelvic Health and Dance Physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists are also experienced instructors in delivering Clinical Pilates and Rehab classes.

Our diverse but targeted skillset, combined with our background in teaching, makes us a unique group of physiotherapists working together to help you move better without pain.

Our mission is for you to leave our care as a more knowledgeable mover with the skills and awareness to take care of your body for life.

Rehab that creates lasting change.
Experience the joy of movement again.
Live a life without pain.

This is how we do it

RECOVER

We find ways to ease your pain and reduce the load and inflammation your body is experiencing, giving your tissue time to recover.

RESTORE

Through movement and hands-on techniques we’ll restore joint mobility and positioning to get your body ready to learn new habits.

RELEARN

We’ll help teach your brain and body new movement patterns and skills to rebuild strength and prevent further injuries in the future.

REWARD

Reap the benefits!
A body with no stresses, minimal pain, and a new set of habits and movements that work in your favour.

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Are you experiencing the following?

Increased frequency of discomfort, despite your best recovery efforts.

The development of new injuries that hamper your healing.

Finally making months of improvement only to experience a relapse.

It’s mentally and physically exhausting and can leave you wondering.. Will anything help me feel better?

Our Physiotherapy Services

Physio-led Exercise Class

We’re committed to improving patient outcomes and raising the standard of private practice care.

Meet Our Founder

Winnie Wu

Founder & Director Movement Laboratory

Physiotherapist & Advanced Clinical Mentor

Hi I’m Winnie. I found Movement Laboratory to bring together two of my great loves – physiotherapy and movement education. The emphasis on manual therapy and movement excellence is instilled in every part of our service and treatment model, and they are equally important when treating the person and bringing them far beyond fixing the initial injury presentation.

Prioritising your health and overcoming injury is hard. At Movement Laboratory we’re not about “quick fixes”. We’re invested in helping you achieve lasting results; collaborating with you to play the long game. We continually refining our processes and skillset to better patient outcomes, and to provide that extra 1% care and nurture to our patients.

It’s the reason for our holistic approach to care that includes not just musculoskeletal physiotherapy and massage therapy, but two fully-equipped pilates studios on site with classes led by physiotherapists and exercise physiologists.

Our experienced team is made up of clinicians who share my love of movement and passion for clinical excellence. We want to help you move better, feel better and use your body to its full potential.

We want to collaborate with you to future proof your body.

We build relationships with our patients, getting to know them as individuals and coaching them through the changes they need to make for lasting health.

Our approach to patient care is embedded in every aspect of our clinic, from the services we offer to the policies we implement.

We don’t settle for mediocrity – we play the long game, and we’re in it for the journey with our patients.”

Winnie Wu, Founder of Movement Laboratory

Our Team

Our team is a collective of specialised and reputable healthcare professionals with experience in treating and managing chronic pain conditions, dance injuries, pelvic floor dysfunctions, and more.

All clinicians are certified Pilates instructors trained with Stott, APPI, Polestar and PilatesITC, and employ teaching methods that marry Pilates, dance, rehabilitation and functional training, thereby providing outstanding movement education, leading to lasting results for our patients.

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

1. Physical Exam

We’ll ask a lot of questions and do a physical exam to understand your body, the possible causes of your pain, and your goals for your health and recovery.

2. Education

We’ll help you understand the what, why and how of your injury, because education done well improves your rehab prognosis.

3. Treatment Plan

Receive a detailed outline of your recovery plan including timeframe and stages, so you understand the commitment needed for your rehab.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find our most frequently asked questions about what to expect, what to bring and how much an appointment will cost below. If you cannot find what you’re after feel free to contact us via the form on this page or Contact Us. We are here to help!

Yes, we accept all private health funds. You will need to bring your health fund care with you, and we can then process HICAPS on the spot. We are unable to predict your rebate, it depends on your package and premium with your individual fund.

An Enhanced Primary Care form (EPC) from your GP gives approval for a Medicare rebate on your appointments (approximately 5 per calendar year). We will need a copy of your current EPC. To claim your Medicare rebate, you will need to pay for your appointment in full and provide a debit card for us to add the rebate. Please read more detailed info here.

No referral is needed however if you have reports or scans relevant to your appointment, we ask you to bring them along to ensure we are fully informed when we treat you.

No two physios assess or treat in exactly the same way. Even with notes from your previous clinic, we still need to assess you for ourselves to ensure that nothing is missed and we are all on the same page.

1:1 private sessions allow us to focus solely on you, ensure that you are performing the exercises correctly and safely, specific to your condition or injury, and allow us to establish your baseline in order to measure your progress.

Yes you can! Most mothers who attend the clinic for their 6 weeks postpartum check bring their newborns. We have different ways to soothe them if they are awake during the session! Sometimes it might involve the help of our admin team to rock your baby. But please do not worry, we are all parents ourselves.

Still have questions?

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Movement Laboratory Google Reviews

tele jeletele jele
02:33 09 Sep 23
Anastasia is the most wonderful physiotherapist who helped us recover and improve our mobility and strength in record time. Highly recommend!
Sara PageSara Page
01:43 08 Sep 23
I saw the lovely Shannon for my first consult today. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable and patient. The lovely reception staff were also amazing! Thank you team!!
Emma PowellEmma Powell
11:14 07 Sep 23
The team are so wonderful and lovely to be around. They make your recovery feel effortless and no set backs are ever taken negatively. Thanks team!
paul nelsonpaul nelson
03:30 04 Sep 23
I have loved my visits to Movement Laboratory. Alannah has really helped me on my journey to overcome back pain. Highly recommend
Min ZhuoMin Zhuo
07:39 31 Aug 23
Anastasia is very patient and informative in my daughter’s point assessment. It was great to have someone guide us through this journey. Thank you
Karla KomeneKarla Komene
06:46 02 Aug 23
This place was amazing I was so happy about how I was treated and looked after . I liked how everything was explained to me and it made sense . I was grateful when I told my symptoms to the lovely lady she knew what I was talking about and ways we could improve things and that I wasn’t alone. Also I felt that the environment was pleasant calm and relaxing which is what I needed. I have already taken a few work cards to pass out to some ladies I know . Thank you 😊 Looking forward to moving forward
Mark WestmanMark Westman
10:18 05 Jul 23
Anastasia is a miracle worker! I'm a keen runner and I started seeing her a few months ago after a couple of broken backs and a (new) torn hammy. She diagnosed my hammy problem quickly and efficiently, provided immediate relief through some deep massage to allow me to survive a few more important runs before my wedding (honeymoon = rest), and has helped me rebuild through focused strength work and home exercises. She obviously cares about her patients and enjoys helping them achieve their goals. I'm now running regularly and pain free again! Thanks Anastasia 🙂
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