Michelle Lieu (B. PHYSIO, APAM)

Michelle graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree and has a keen interest in pain management and holistic health care.

Michelle strives to bring hope to every patient through empathy and support through every step of their recovery journey.

Michelle Lieu Physiotherapist Adelaide

My goal is to provide the best management to suit the needs of my patients, while helping them to increase their quality of life.


Spoken Languages

Cantonese and English

Areas of interest

Michelle's passion lies in chronic pain management; in particular for those suffering with head and neck pains (i.e. migraines and chronic headaches).

Watson Headache® Approach

Michelle attended the 3 day Watson Headache® Institute, Level 1 Foundation Headache Course titled “The Role of C1-C3 Cervical Afferents in Primary Headache”. The course was held on 26-28th March 2021, in Adelaide, Australia and presented by Dean H Watson, Australian Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.


The course comprised 24 hours and was based on the Watson Headache® Approach, a protocol for the skilled assessment and management of the upper cervical (neck) spine in headache and migraine conditions. The Watson Headache® Approach is recognised as a scientifically researched method of examination and treatment. The diagnostic accuracy of the Watson Headache® Approach is unparalleled. It can confirm if disorders in the upper neck are responsible for headache or migraine and determine the exact nature of the disorder as well as which spinal joints are involved. There is no guesswork and no cracking or manipulation.

Its unique and powerful feature involves temporary reproduction and resolution (easing) of usual head pain.