Whiplash can be caused by a range of events and factors. While it’s commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, it can also be a result of workplace injury, sport and recreational activities. The symptoms and their severity vary from patient to patient, as does treatment. Early assessment and treatment are critical for you to achieve your best outcomes. We can help.


Whiplash is a neck injury, caused by a rapid acceleration and deceleration of the neck and head, relative to the rest of the body. It’s found in almost all concussion injuries and its severity varies, as does recovery timelines and treatment. Whiplash symptoms may include, but are not limited to, neck stiffness, headache, localised pain, tingling and numbness.


Our Cairns whiplash treatment commences with a comprehensive assessment of your current state, taking into account your lifestyle and the impact whiplash has on your wellbeing. We investigate which structures have been damaged and are causing pain, preparing personalised Cairns whiplash treatment regimes to deliver the best outcomes, for you.


At Wellness Embodied we focus our Cairns whiplash treatment on you. With expertise in a range of modalities, we can tailor your treatment pathway to deliver optimum results. Treatment may include joint mobilisation, soft tissue release, taping, dry needling and specific, physiotherapist guided rehabilitation. Hands on therapy and evidence-based rehabilitation.

Whiplash Injury

Whiplash injury is an injury to the head and neck, caused by the sudden thrusting forwards and snapping back of the unsupported head. This sudden acceleration and deceleration can cause damage to muscles, ligaments and joints. The severity of damage and resulting pain, varies from person to person.

Collisions are the most common cause of whiplash, but it can also occur in workplace accidents and sporting and lifestyle activities, including horse riding, cycling, karate and tackling sports.

Whiplash symptoms are varied and can include neck stiffness, headache, shoulder pain, back pain, tingling / numbness of the arms, dizziness / motion sensitivity / vertigo, emotional changes, issues with swallowing or chewing, concentration issues and fatigue.

Whiplash is found in almost all concussion injuries.

Cairns Whiplash Treatment

Our Cairns whiplash treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment of your presenting condition and any other ailments or factors, which might contribute to pain and/or recovery. This is a critical part of our Cairns whiplash treatment, due to the complex nature of the injury and its symptoms.

We develop our Cairns whiplash treatment programs, based on the findings of your assessment. It may include one or more of the following modalities.

Joint mobilisations, including Watson headache technique. Soft tissue release, including Craniosacral Therapy. Taping, as well as advice on specific braces, pillows or other assistive products to relieve your pain and hasten your recovery. Medical Acupuncture / Dry Needling. Vestibular Rehabilitation and specific, physiotherapist guided rehabilitation in our on-site Rehab Room.


Referrals are not necessary to book one of our Cairns whiplash treatments and assessments. They can be accessed by privately paying clients, NDIS self and plan managed clients, Workcover claims (with doctor’s recommendation for physiotherapy), Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance claims, personal injuries claimants, DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs) and EPC/ Medicare referred clients.

If you are undergoing an insurance claim, our physiotherapists can help with planning your return to work and daily activities, compiling detailed reports on your progress to assist with your claim, as well as documenting your prognosis for recovery.

In treating whiplash, early assessment and treatment is superior for you to achieve your best outcomes. Talk to our friendly team to see how we can help you.

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

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Our Whiplash 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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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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