Cairns treatment for Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is available at Wellness Embodied. Our team has spent time with FND specialists in Brisbane, as well as completing significant further learning on management of neurological conditions and pain. We have the facilities and knowledge to support and provide Functional Neurological Disorder treatment in Cairns.


Functional Neurological Disorder, previously known as Conversion Disorder, has an increasing frequency of diagnosis in Cairns and throughout Australia. It’s often present with other conditions, including Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Ehler’s Danos Syndrome and Post-Concussion Syndrome. Sadly, many FND patients report not feeling ‘heard’ when dealing with health professionals. At Wellness Embodied, our team are committed to listening and providing appropriate treatment and support.


FND symptoms vary from patient to patient. They include but are not limited to tremors, chronic pain, difficulties with walking and movement, as well as psychological distress and anxiety. At Wellness Embodied our team has a range of modalities and can provide comprehensive treatment to help you improve your current health state as much as possible. We will work with you towards your life goals and manage FND flare-ups when they occur.


We treat the person, not the body part. Our Cairns Physiotherapy and Allied Health team work collaboratively with you, providing comprehensive assessment and personalised treatment including hands on therapy and evidence-based rehabilitation in private rooms. Our team has a holistic approach to treatment and are 100% committed to our clients being able to live their best life. We also emphasise education, enhancing client understanding of FND and ways to manage it at home.


Functional Neurological Disorder treatment Cairns is provided by professional Physiotherapists and Allied Health workers at Wellness Embodied. Our facilities include two specific Rehabilitation gyms across our practices, as well as individual treatment rooms providing privacy and comfort.

When you’re able to commence rehabilitation exercise under guidance of our Cairns Physiotherapists or Exercise Physiologists, we can offer 1;1 or group options, with an exercise program tailored to you.


Both of our practices can operate as Cairns FND Clinics, thanks to appropriate staffing, facilities and resources. Treatment may include specific hands-on therapies, such as soft tissue release, medical acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, taping, bracing and more.

Rehabilitation exercises might include: Mirror Box Therapy / Graded motor imagery for pain, Clinical Pilates, Balance exercise, Functional Strength training, Hydrotherapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation and more.


If you’ve been diagnosed with FND and are seeking Functional Neurological Disorder treatment Cairns, contact Wellness Embodied. We provide face to face appointments at our clinics, as well as remote access video consultations.

We see clients who are privately paying, as well as Self and Plan Managed NDIS clients, those with a Medicare referral and eligible Workcover and DVA clients. We have some home visit options available and provide a monthly Cooktown Physiotherapy service. Referrals are not necessary and you can book online or call (07) 4231 9777.

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Our Functional Neurological Disorder Treatment 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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They have great physios, who get to know you as a person, not just your illness. They also do nice little personal touches, like sending you a birthday message or checking in via text to see you're ok after a treatment.


I presently visit 3 different staff members and I find what they are helping me with, always improves my situation. They really care for me as a person, and I appreciate that! The admin girls are like friends - laughing and talking with me. I feel like I'm coming to visit family when I walk through the door. I love your business' dedication to community also


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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