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Our Team

Luke Fitzgerald

Luke Fitzgerald

Director Business & Technology

Specialist Area of Focus

  • Orthopaedic Pre- and Post-Operative Rehabilitation 
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 
  • Sports Physiotherapy 

Additional Areas of Interest

  • Backs and Necks 
  • Shoulders and Knees 

Qualification

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) – University of Queensland  
  • Associate Lecturer – University of Queensland 

Additional Qualifications

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association – Sports Physio Level 2, 2019 
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association – Sports Physio Level 1, 2018 
  • Introduction to Clinical Education and Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2018 

Locations

  • Outpatient Clinics 
  • Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane 
  • Mater Private Hospital, Springfield 
  • Brisbane Private Hospital 

As Active Rehab’s orthopaedics Team Leader, Luke is passionate about the physiotherapy profession and the positive impact that physios can have on the world.  He works with some of Brisbane’s top orthopaedic surgeons in the assessment and treatment of patients following orthopaedic surgery, sports injuries and musculoskeletal injuries. He also works as part of Active’s Clinical Education team supporting final year physiotherapy students from UQ. 

Luke has been praised by his patients and referring doctors for his kind, insightful and exceptional care’.  He uses a person-focused, gentle, hands-on, education and exercise-based approach, to support improvements in pain and function.  Luke empowers his patients to live their lives well, encouraging their own solutions, and realistic plans, to their problems. 

As part of the Active Rehabilitation Research Foundation, and in partnership with the University of Queensland, Luke has travelled as a Clinical Educator to Timor-Leste to support the clinical placements of final year physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology students. Active has had a long-standing commitment to the support of the people in Timor-Leste over many years, and this is part of Active’s commitment to partnering with UQ and the Timorese healthcare workers to support sustainable and long-term outcomes for their patients and communities. 

Luke also has a keen interest in sports physiotherapy and supported the Fijian Youth Netball Team at Botswana’s World Youth Netball Cup in 2017 and the Fijian National Netball Team in World Cup Netball in Liverpool, England in 2019. He loves playing sport with his friends, including ultimate Frisbee, surfing, running and tennis.  

Luke loves coming to work each day because…  

“I get to work with an incredible team of intelligent, kind, passionate individuals, in a fun, caring, supportive work environment and because I’m able to improve the lives of others on a daily basis.” 

Luke’s favourite quote: 

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb 

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association, since 2016 
  • Sports Physiotherapy Australia (SPA) – Queensland , since 2016