At Wellness Embodied, we know how distressing the pain from headaches can be. Our team are trained and are proficient in a range of Cairns headache treatment techniques and modalities. We are confident that we can provide more techniques for the alleviation of headache pain and symptoms than other practitioner. For effective Cairns headache treatment, please see us at Wellness Embodied.


The Watson Headache approach, is an internationally recognised technique for the examination and treatment of multiple headache types, including migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches. It’s also useful in treating some of the symptoms of vestibular disorders and post-concussion syndrome. The first step is an assessment of the upper cervical spine, as this area has been shown to directly influence the brainstem, or ‘control’ centre for issues such as migraines.


Clients whose headaches can be reproduced by and during assessment of the upper cervical spine. If we can replicate your pain, then it is likely you can obtain relief from your symptoms. How long will it take? It’s expected that significant reduction in headaches should occur within 4-5 treatment sessions. This can then be backed up by rehabilitative exercises, to prevent poor postures and abnormal muscle control from causing the cervical spine to revert to its ‘headache-causing’ position.


The ‘icing on the cake’ with our treatment approaches, is craniosacral therapy. A light touch technique which can rebalance the autonomic nervous system, enable micro-gliding movements between the small bones of the skull, increase blood flow to the head and improve movement of fascia and other soft tissue. Craniosacral therapy is useful in holistic management of numerous conditions, including headaches, temporomandibular disorder (jaw pain), stress, abdominal pain and more.

Complete Care

In addition to the Watson technique and our experience in specific rehabilitative exercises, we also assess the muscles and joints of the lower cervical spine, mobility of the nervous system and other body areas which may be contributing. A full medical history, as is standard with all physiotherapy treatments, enables us to refer you for imaging or to other professionals as necessary.

Our team of Allied Health professionals includes Cairns physiotherapists, occupational therapist and a naturopath. Working collectively enables Wellness Embodied to provide and ensure a holistic approach to your Cairns headache treatment.

Qualified Professionals

Suzanne Rath has provided Cairns headache treatment to clients of all ages. In addition to being a fully qualified physiotherapist, she extends her study and knowledge by ongoing attendance at regular seminars. This includes the Dean Watson Headache Symposium 2017 and completion of ‘The Role of C0-C3 Segmental Dysfunction in Primary Headache’ through the Watson Headache Institute.

In addition, she ensures her team are all trained and equipped to provide caring Cairns headache treatment, using a range of modalities and techniques. Speak to us today about how we can help to manage your headaches and improve your quality of life. Call our friendly team on 07 4231 9777.


Referrals are not necessary. We treat clients of all ages: Private, DVA, WorkCover, CTP and other insurance claims, GP referrals.

We offer health rebates on the spot for private clients, via the HiCaps system.

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Our Headache Treatment Team

Francesco De Vito - Physiotherapist

Francesco believes in an evidence-based approach and values building a trusting and collaborative relationship with his patients, providing support throughout their recovery and disease management journey. Francesco speaks English and Italian.

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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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Catherine Lipsett-Moore - Senior Physiotherapist & Naturopath

Catherine has degrees in Biology, Naturopathy and Physiotherapy. She is a strong advocate of holistic treatment and endeavours to treat the cause of the problem, while also alleviating the symptoms. She offers physiotherapy and naturopathy appointments at Wellness Embodied and looks forward to meeting you.

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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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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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Suzanne Rath - Director & Lead Physiotherapist

Suzanne’s areas of interest include Craniosacral therapy, TMJ, Headaches and Concussion. Her books are currently closed to new clients, however, we can recommend the right member of our team to assist you.

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