Wellness Embodied Blog

Carrie-Lee Garcia

Carrie is committed to providing clients with excellent customer service. Her passion for service keeps her motivated in volunteering at various local events in Cairns and surrounds. Carrie is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander woman born and raised in Cairns, and is passionate and dedicated to giving back to her community. Outside of work Carrie finds joy in maintaining an active lifestyle, constantly challenging herself and pushing through her physical limits training and competing in local powerlifting competitions During her leisure moments, she cherishes quality time with her loved ones and is often found exploring the beautiful beaches,

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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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Nicolas Olguin

Nicolas grew up in Neuquen, a city located in the Patagonia region. He graduated with a BsC in Physiotherapy at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, one of the oldest universities in South America. Before moving to Australia, he worked in private practice treating lower limb musculoskeletal disorders and as a sports physiotherapist in rugby teams. After moving to Australia, he developed a great interest in neurological and respiratory conditions. Nicolas is interested in treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis among other conditions. Nicolas has been a physio for four years. When not at work,

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Novi Novitasari

Novi joined the Wellness Embodied Administrative team in mid-2023. She is delighted to join a close-knit team like Wellness Embodied and looks forward to assisting and providing a positive experience for our clients. Originally from Indonesia, she’s been living in Australia since 2018. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, taking the dogs from the shelter for walks and photography.

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Samantha Mills

Sam was born and raised in Cairns and graduated with a Bachelors of Psychology with Honours in 2018. She works from a client led foundation and whole person health perspective, as she endeavours to bridge the gap between mental and physical health. To do so, she utilises evidence-based techniques from both traditional top-down approaches (e.g., CBT, TF-CBT) and bottom-up approaches (e.g., somatic based techniques). Sam has worked in community care settings across the Atherton Tablelands, providing psychological support to vulnerable individuals impacted by mental ill-health, trauma and substance misuse. She understands that attending psychotherapy can be daunting, and endeavours to

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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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