At Wellness Embodied we promote healthy, pain-free bodies. We work with our customers to achieve this outcome, by providing a series of integrated treatments. We know how debilitating shoulder pain can be. We’ll work with you to identify the cause and provide effective treatment.


The shoulder joint is a complex one. It is a ball and socket joint, with a very shallow socket which depends largely on the rotator cuff muscles and associated capsule to maintain its stability. It is also greatly affected by poor postures and lifting techniques, as well as dysfunction in the cervical and thoracic spine. Due to this anatomy, there are many acute injuries and pain syndromes which can occur, causing significant pain and disability. We provide effective Cairns shoulder pain treatment.


An assessment will determine the structures at fault, in creating your pain. This is then followed by treatment, which can include joint mobilisations, massage, taping, acupuncture, cupping and provision of specific strengthening and stretching exercises. In our experience, physiotherapy is effective in relieving most shoulder pains, within 3 weeks. That’s the outcomes our clients enjoy and indeed, we have prevented numerous clients from having to undergo surgery. For more information call one of our friendly team on 07 4231 9777.


We are passionate about creating pain-free bodies, capable of performing at their optimum. Our team of Allied Health professionals are highly qualified and experienced at helping ease and heal patients’ shoulder pain. This starts with correctly diagnosing the cause and then preparing and delivering an integrated care and treatment program. Our physiotherapist Clara has a special interest in treatment of shoulders and has completed further training with Lyn Watson of the Melbourne Shoulder Group. At Wellness Embodied, we don’t believe in endless appointments with no results, we do believe in helping our patients.

Shoulder Conditions

  • Rehabilitation post fracture, dislocation or surgery.
  • Optimising strength and function prior to surgery.
  • Rotator cuff tears.
  • Impingement.
  • Tendinopathies (previous called tendonitis).

We Can Treat

  • Bursitis.
  • Frozen shoulder.
  • Acromioclavicular joint dysfunction/ ligament tears.
  • Pain related to poor postures or movement patterns.
  • Muscle imbalances, including those due to scoliosis.
  • Referred pain from the neck.


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.

At Wellness Embodied, we also offer Cairns physiotherapy video consultations. These are available for our existing and new clients who are unable to physically attend an appointment in Cairns, whether that’s due to location, self-isolation or any other reason.

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Our Shoulder Pain 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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Lea Samson - Physiotherapist

Lea is committed to helping her clients reach their full potential and get back to doing the activities that they love. Her treatment techniques include manual therapy, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (level 2 practitioner) M2T blading, cupping and dry needling. Lea speaks Filipino and English.

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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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Alyza Brown - Senior Physiotherapist

Alyza is one of our CCMI trained Concussion Management Practitioners and provides Physiotherapy services to local sporting teams, including the Wanderers Rugby Union. She is also our Running and Strength / Movement Assessment Physiotherapist.

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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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Relevant Blog Posts From Our Team


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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