Cairns Parkinson’s Disease Management

Wellness Embodied has the team of allied health professionals to provide caring and supportive Cairns Parkinson’s disease management. We use evidence-based therapy, tailored to meet each individual’s needs and presenting symptoms.


Here at Wellness Embodied, our team of qualified physiotherapists and exercise physiologists are trained to work with patients with Parkinson’s Disease. In our clinic, we focus on comprehensive assessment, preparing and delivering personalised treatment plans and support to best meet individual needs. We treat the person, as well as the presenting condition, designing interventions based on the individual needs of each patient. We’re here to support you with your Cairns Parkinson’s disease management, and pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our patients, including home visits as needed.


Regular exercise has been shown to improve cognitive function, gait and walking performance, and quality of life for those with Parkinson’s Disease. That’s why our Cairns Parkinson’s disease management includes assessment and work with our exercise physiologists, who will develop an appropriate plan to enhance your physical needs and wellbeing. The plans prioritise increasing muscle strength, to improve overall balance and mobility and minimise the risk of falls. Improving flexibility, to address motion and muscle rigidity, and improving aerobic capacity to improve heart function, body composition and quality of life.


Our Cairns Parkinson’s disease management is customised to meet your specific needs and provided in a supportive environment. In addition to regular exercise and sessions with our exercise physiologists, our team of allied health professionals can provide a range of other hands-on therapies, including Remedial Massage and Physiotherapy. All of these can assist with and provide relief from tightness in muscles and joints, pain management and mood improvement. At Wellness Embodied we know each person is different and our Cairns Parkinson’s disease management is designed to best meet your needs.


Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological disorder, caused by a loss of neurons in the midbrain region, particularly an area called the substantia nigra that controls balance and movement.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease vary between individuals, but can include:

  • Slowness of movement (Bradykinesia).
  • Tightness and rigidity of the muscles, often causing pain.
  • Impaired balance and coordination.
  • A resting tremor, most commonly beginning in one hand.
  • Strongly reactive to sensory input such as sound, pain or textures.

Our Cairns Parkinson’s disease management aims to improve your overall quality of life, as well as to promote early identification of movement difficulties, facilitating access to appropriate interventions and promoting better outcomes.


Depending on your stage of Parkinson’s Disease, you might be experiencing issues with mobility, or performing day to day functional tasks. As a part of our Cairns Parkinson’s disease management, our team can conduct a Functional Capacity Assessment, with a report on your current state, guiding you in future goal setting.

The outcomes of this assessment and reporting on your individual needs, may assist you to access financial support through NDIS to assist with the cost of ongoing treatments.

At Wellness Embodied, we offer 1;1 and small group exercise options with our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists as a part of our Cairns Parkinson’s disease management. In addition, our physiotherapists and occupational therapist can also advise on appropriate modifications and tools for your needs, which may include walking aids, splints and other aids, to improve your quality of life and help you to achieve your goals.


Referrals are not necessary to book an assessment or session with any of our allied health professionals. Our team are uniquely qualified and positioned to provide appropriate, professional Cairns Parkinson’s disease management for people of all ages and stages of their health journey.

In addition to in clinic support and treatment, we also have availability for our exercise physiologists and physiotherapists to provide home visits to private clients and NDIS participants, or to assist with 1;1 hydrotherapy sessions.

Referrals are not necessary to book an assessment or session with one of our Cairns exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, osteopath or remedial massage therapists.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries regarding our Cairns Parkinson’s disease management on 07 4231 9777 or book online.

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Our Parkinson’s Disease Support & Management Team

Nicolas Olguin - Physiotherapist

Nicolas is very interested in neurological and respiratory conditions. He provides support and treatment to patients with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis and more.

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Chloe Beresford - Occupational Therapist

Chloe enjoys working with people of all ages, and is passionate about helping people to engage in activities that are important to them. Chloe believes a person’s unique experience, support network, culture, beliefs and interests must be considered throughout the therapy process.

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Clara Andrich - Senior Physiotherapist

Clara is a passionate physiotherapist who is always learning and encourages our team to do the same, in her role as Lead Physiotherapist for the Wellness Embodied ‘Dizzy Clinic’. She is one of our CCMI trained Concussion Management Physiotherapists and our main Vestibular Physiotherapist, using the Vesticam goggles and evidence based techniques to assist those suffering with vertigo, balance issues and persistant dizziness. Clara speaks English, Spanish and basic Auslan.

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Jesse Booysen - Occupational Therapist

Jesse understands that each person has a unique set of goals and interests, and aims to support them to participate fully in those activities. She is passionate about tailoring her practice to complement the needs and preferences of her clients.

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Kate Jeremy - Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Kate loves to find a way to meet a client where they are at and believes that everyone’s approach to exercise should be different. She loves to help patients with osteoporosis or osteopenia, mental health struggles, back pain, musculoskeletal issues and more.

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Maigi Korbe - Senior Physiotherapist

Maigi is passionate about helping people and enjoys working as a physiotherapist. She has a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation and has undertaken extensive training in this area, and uses Vesticam infrared video goggles during sessions. Maigi is also one of our Complete Concussions trained clinicians and assists people who have sustained a concussion with their recovery.

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Ry Darcy - Senior Physiotherapist

Ry works and lives in Cooktown. Ry is a Rural Generalist and has developed his skills across multiple settings since completing his studies at James Cook University Townsville, in 2016.

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I was impressed with the all-round service, not just physio, but also nutrition and exercise and breathing


I love the team and the space at Wellness Embodied and can't thank everyone enough for the amazing work they do


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