Pain in the hip area can be referred from the back, or sacro-iliac joint. Problems within the hip joint itself, can refer pain into the groin and bottom. Those who had dysplasia or congenital dislocations as children, are more pre-disposed to future problems like impingement and arthritis. Impingement can happen when there are abnormalities in the size or shape of the femoral head (ball) or acetabulum (socket), or even just because of poor postures such as sustained low sitting and poor muscle control. Some of these issues can lead to tears within the labrum, which surgeons are now repairing with keyhole surgery, or to future arthritis.


Common structures causing pain within your knee include the medial or lateral meniscus, or cartilage, ligaments (including the Medial and Lateral Collateral ligaments and your two cruciate ligaments), the patellar tendon and the iliotibial band. We have also frequently seen knee pain develop over time, due to poor positioning of the patella, or knee cap; this can be easily treated using techniques such as tape, foam rolling and individualised rehabilitation exercises. We understand that knee pain can be debilitating and if left untreated, can lead to back pain and more, due to altered posture and walking techniques.


A physiotherapy assessment will identify the structures at fault within your hip or knee and surrounding joints and muscles. Treatment may consist of: mobilisation of stiff joints; taping; acupuncture; dry needling; fascia release; massage for pain; correction of bio-mechanical issues (for example, providing shoe inserts for problem feet); and provision of specific strengthening and stretching exercises. Some of the products we stock at Wellness Embodied, such as spiky massage balls, foam rollers and wedge shaped cushions, may also be useful to help you to self-manage.

Physiotherapy Can Help

With physiotherapy, most people can improve pain and function long before needing to go down the surgical route, as well as quickly regain full function following surgeries such as joint replacements and arthroscopies.

Cairns Holistic Pain Treatment

Wellness Embodied provides holistic treatment for your hip and knee pain. We tailor treatment plans to suit your specific circumstances. We don’t suggest endless rounds of appointments with no outcomes, if we can’t help, we will refer you on.


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

We offer health rebates on the spot via the HiCaps system.

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Suzanne is bringing my hip pain level back to bearable after only 3 visits. Cannot recommend her enough.

John Wright

Excellent physio. Having been misdiagnosed by three practitioners beforehand, Suzanne was able to pinpoint the cause of my injury and offer sound, practical and manageable rehab exercises, which quickly resolved the problem. She is patient, professional and extremely thorough. I saw her once (the issue was a minor knee injury) and have had no issues with it since! Very impressive work!

Eimear Henry

The Barbarians Rugby Union Club have had the absolute pleasure of utilising the services of Suzanne from Wellness Embodied for the past 2 years. Suzanne has a level of knowledge, skill and professionalism that is second to none. Suzanne has worked tirelessly over those 2 years donating her time every Friday night during the season to our club to strap, prepare and render assistance where needed. All this was done out of the kindness of Suzanne's heart. As well as being an amazing physiotherapist Suzanne is a friend to all. We wish Wellness Embodied all the best in its venture into Cairns. If there is anyone that will make it happen it's you. We will miss seeing your smiling face around the club Suzanne and remember our club will always welcome you back with open arms.

Adam Buzzo - Club President Barbarians R.U.F.C

Absolutely recommend. I'd had back pain for some time, paying for massages etc in an attempt to get some relief, with no real progress. The day after treatment from Suzanne, I woke up pain free. I strongly recommend you follow her exercises & treatment plans to get the best results. If I could travel to Cairns for appointments I would!!!

Sus Far

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