Wellness Embodied Blog

Alyza Brown

Alyza first became interested in Physiotherapy after gaining her blackbelt in karate and observing the many injuries that occurred to her training mates throughout the process. She completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University, Albury. Alyza is a passionate advocate for physiotherapy management of conditions such as ACL tears and is always furthering her training in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. 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. Alyza grew up in

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Catherine Lipsett-Moore

Catherine is originally from Canada but has worked all over Australia since graduating as a physiotherapist. She has degrees in Biology, Naturopathy and Physiotherapy. Catherine is a strong advocate of holistic treatment and endeavours to treat the cause of the problem, while also alleviating the symptoms. She has undertaken additional study in Clinical Pilates, Dry Needling, Cupping, Motor Control Retraining, Tendinopathy management, Visceral Manipulation, DNA health testing, Men’s Health, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, Long Covid support, Bone health nutrition, Neuroinflammation Management and Brain Health optimization. Catherine offers physiotherapy and naturopathy appointments at Wellness Embodied and looks forward to meeting you. When

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Clara Andrich

Clara grew up in Azul, a small town in Buenos Aires State, Argentina. She studied at Buenos Aires University, graduating in 2014, and speaks Spanish, English and basic Auslan. Clara worked in private practice treating musculoskeletal disorders, before moving to Australia. She met her FNQ born husband James while working in the Torres Strait and is happy to call Cairns home now. 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

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Francesco De Vito

Francesco graduated from the University of Vanvitelli in Naples, Italy. He began working in the aged care sector, specializing in neuromusculoskeletal disorders and hospice care. During this time, he also pursued further studies in osteopathy, attending courses in Rome and Florence. In 2015, he relocated to Australia to improve his English language skills and obtained a diploma in remedial massage therapy. Upon returning to Europe, he worked as a senior physiotherapist in England for 4 years, treating musculoskeletal patients within the NHS (National Health Service). In September 2023, Francesco returned to Australia, choosing Cairns as his new starting point. Francesco

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Lea Samson

Lea is from Malolos, in the Philippines. She graduated from Emilio Aguinaldo College, with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and received an award for being the best trained intern in their batch. After this Lea, enrolled in a Post Graduate course to expand her knowledge and skills in Sports physiotherapy and before moving to Australia, she was one of the physiotherapists who supported the Philippine National team for Obstacle Course Racing that competes worldwide, and won most of the gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games. Lea is committed to helping her clients reach their full potential and

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Maigi Korbe

Maigi is from Estonia, where she graduated from Tartu Health Care College in 2013. She obtained a master’s degree at the University of Tartu in 2015. She is passionate about helping people and enjoys working as a physiotherapist. Maigi has a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation and has completed a vestibular rehabilitation competency certificate in Australia, as well as a competency renewal course with U.S. faculty. She has undertaken extensive CPD in vestibular rehabilitation and she uses Vesticam infrared video goggles during sessions. She is also one of our Complete Concussions trained clinicians and assists people who have sustained a

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Ry Darcy

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. Ry provides services to persons of all ages and prides himself on his thorough, person-centered assessment and management. With a sporting background, he is passionate about staying healthy and helping everyone get back on track after injury. Ry continues to develop the Wellness Embodied service in the Cook Shire and completes regular outreach to Hope Vale and Lakeland. When not at work, you will see Ry walking with his partner

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Suzanne Rath

Initially the sole practitioner at Wellness Embodied, Suzanne believes in the importance of a diverse team with multiple areas of expertise, to offer best practice health care to our clients and achieve our vision. Having previously suffered months of chronic pain and fatigue following a life-threatening bike accident in Sydney, she has experienced headaches, TMJ pain (and multiple facial fractures), rehab and the CTP process first hand, giving her a uniquely empathetic and knowledgeable standpoint when treating clients. Available for second opinion consults only, Suzanne’s areas of interest include Craniosacral therapy, TMJ, Headaches and Concussion. Her books are currently closed

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