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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