CLARA ANDRICH

Physiotherapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Vestibular Rehabilitation (Vertigo, Persistent Dizziness), Shoulder Pain, Neural Rehab (including post stroke, MS) and NDIS. 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 Clinical Physiotherapist. 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 has also competed further training in Watson headache approach, DMA Clinical Pilates and Neurological Physiotherapy mentoring.

When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, walking her dog and paddle boarding.

ALYZA BROWN

Physiotherapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Sporting Injuries, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Running Assessments and Gait Analysis.

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 grew up in Wagga Wagga, NSW and after completing tertiary education, she relocated to Cairns with her partner.

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 is a passionate advocate for physiotherapy management of conditions such as ACL tears and is always furthering her training in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. In her free time, Alyza enjoys attending the gym, playing team sports and the piano.

CAMPBELL WILL

Physiotherapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Back Pain, Rehabilitation, Breath- Therapy/ Wim Hof Technique. Campbell graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with the Dean’s Commendation for high achievement. Since graduating, Campbell has worked in Australia and the United Kingdom, in a variety of clinical settings including ICU, neurosurgery, community, professional sporting teams and general private practice. He draws from his wide experience to provide a tailored treatment to each patient.

Campbell has a passion for back pain and educates patients about the importance of the nervous system in recovery. As a certified Wim Hof Method Instructor, Campbell also teaches people how to use the respiratory system as a tool for health and well-being, stress and anxiety relief, pain management and better energy.

When Campbell is not in Cairns, he can be found on Instagram and Facebook through his personal Breathwork brand.

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MAIGI KORBE

Physiotherapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Paediatrics, Developmental Delay, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Neurological Rehabilitation (MS, Parkinson’s Disease) and Chronic Pain.

Maigi is from Estonia, where she graduated from Tartu Health Care College in 2013. In 2015 she obtained a master’s degree at University of Tartu. She is passionate about helping people and enjoys working as a physiotherapist.

Maigi has a special interest in paediatrics, having treated children aged 2 to 18 years old, with developmental delays, gait patterns disorders, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, orthopaedic conditions and autism spectrum disorders. She also has previous experience in treating neurological conditions (MS, Parkinson’s Disease) and musculoskeletal disorders. She highly values continuing professional development and has done courses in Estonia and Australia to keep her knowledge and skills up to date.

Maigi has been dancing since primary school and loves being active. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, dancing, hiking and travelling.

CATHERINE LIPSETT-MOORE

Physiotherapist & Naturopath

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Impacts of Systemic Disease, Back Pain, Female & Male Specific Health Concerns Across Life and Mitigating the effects of Ageing.

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, Motor Control Retraining, Tendinopathy management, Visceral Manipulation and Hydrotherapy for Chronic Disease.

Catherine offers physiotherapy and naturopathy appointments at Wellness Embodied and looks forward to meeting you.

When not at work, Catherine enjoys anything to do with the outdoors and loves travel, camping, bushwalking and kite surfing.

KATE JEREMY

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Musculoskeletal / Sporting Injury Rehabilitation, Women’s and Children’s Strength and Conditioning, Antenatal / Postnatal Exercise, Neurological Rehabilitation, Aged / Geriatric Exercise and Joint Pain.

Kate was raised in Cairns and graduated from QUT in 2017 with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (First Class Honours). During her high school years, Kate was a state-level cross country runner. However, she later found her passion in more intense, strength-based training (e.g. CrossFit) and coached at several gyms in Brisbane while at university. This included coaching at a private girls high school, CrossFit gym and other privately owned gyms. She co-led a kids program at CrossFit which catered to over 100 children each term.

Kate is a true advocate for strength training and loves nothing more than seeing a client break barriers they didn’t believe possible. She recently returned home with her young family, after some years away in Brisbane and London. In her free time, Kate loves spending time with her toddler, being outdoors in Cairns’ many local creeks, or training in her home gym.

FRANK TAM

Physiotherapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Back Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Neurological Rehabilitation.

Frank grew up in Hong Kong and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin. After finishing high school moved to Australia, where he completed a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle. Frank became a Physiotherapist because he was amazed by how physiotherapy and exercise can help patients, and how much patients can achieve with the help of Physiotherapists. He is always passionate about helping patients reach their full potential and he aims to provide patient-centred, holistic care to his clients.

Frank is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He is interested in treating a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions including back pain, knee pain and stroke rehabilitation. Frank leads our Onero Bone health management program for improving bone density in sufferers of Osteoporosis/ Osteopenia.

Outside physiotherapy, Frank enjoys reading novels, playing soccer, playing piano and going to church.

ADAM PHILLIPS

Remedial Massage Therapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Soft Tissue Release Post Surgery, Myofascial Strain, Postural Instability, Sports Injuries, Chronic Pain, Myofascial Trigger Point Release, ROM (Range Of Motion) Issues, Suboccipital And Neurogenic Headaches, Whiplash, Lower Back Pain, Neuropathy And Radiculopathy And Tendonopathies.

Adam is a local to the Cairns region for 32 years with family history stemming back to the 1900s. He has been studying since 2012 and completed his Diploma for Remedial Massage Therapy in 2013, giving him 9 years in the industry. In addition to the above, Adam also brings Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling to his treatment options at Wellness Embodied.

Adam takes great interest in sports related injuries, having worked with rowers, triathletes, cyclists and martial artists, with his last two years working alongside local rugby union teams. Adam has had first-hand experience treating players on and off the field.

In his spare time Adam enjoys watching movies, listening to music, travelling back and forth between Japan and is an avid self taught DIY’er, but he spends most of his time with his daughter and wife.

ANDREW BELL

Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Weight Management, Strength and Conditioning, Strategic Dietary Intervention.

Andrew is from Wales (UK) where he attained a Sports & Exercise science degree in 2004, followed by a broad and extensive career through the fitness industry including franchise ownership, personal training, training and assessment and FIFO health consulting. In 2019 Andrew returned to study, to attain postgraduate certification in Human Nutrition (GCert) and is currently studying a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology degree with JCU, aiming to begin work as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in early 2022.

Andrew has had great success working with weight management clients by applying principles from evidence-based, CSIRO-endorsed dietary programs. These include utilizing meal-replacement products, intermittent fasting, very low-calorie diets (VLCD), low-carb high-protein and low-carb high-fat (LCHF). He also enjoys finding products with maximal nutritional content at minimal cost. Andrew advocates an uncomplicated approach to strength training – prioritizing the foundations of push, pull, squat, hinge, lunge, and brace – ideally progressing to variations of the Olympic lifts.

He has played first-grade football in four codes (Union, Soccer, Aussie Rules, Gridiron), selected for regional/state level in three.

TARAK AKKIREDDI

Physiotherapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Sports and musculoskeletal interest physiotherapist with a wealth of experience rehabilitating sports related injuries.

Taz is a passionate sports and musculoskeletal interest physiotherapist with a wealth of experience with rehabilitating shoulder injuries, spinal injuries and working closely with strength/gym athletes, footy players and fellow weekend warriors like himself.

Taz is working at our Scott Street Clinic on Saturday from 8am-2pm. To make a booking, you can call our lovely admin staff on (07) 4231 9777 or book online.

DANIELLE ERSKINE

General Manager

CLIENT INTERESTS: Danielle loves making our clients feel welcome when they walk through our clinic doors, advocating for Wellness Embodied and supporting our goal of making Cairns the healthiest city in Australia.

Danielle grew up in Adelaide before making the move to sunny Cairns in 2001 to further her then career as a Chef. After spending 20 years as a chef, working in Cairns and the Middle East, she knew it was time to make a change to a more fulfilling job with a better work life balance, so she joined the Wellness Embodied team in 2019.

Outside of work Danielle enjoys road cycling and racing, paddle boarding, exploring the local beaches, boxing and spending time with her husband Alan and pug Lexi.

MARNIE WREN

Practice Manager

CLIENT INTERESTS: Marnie joined the Wellness Embodied team as Practice Manager in February 2019 and has continued to see the practice grow its team, expand its services and expand across 2 locations, as well as outreach services to Cooktown. She loves interacting with clients and providing first class service.

Marnie grew up on the NSW Central Coast and moved to Cairns in 2018. Outside of work Marnie is busy with her 3 young children who you may have seen in the clinic from time to time.

On the weekends Marnie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going 4WDing and exploring Cairns and its surrounds.

KIRSTY VAN DORT

Admin Assistant

CLIENT INTERESTS: Kirsty joined the Wellness Embodied team in 2021. She enjoys meeting new people and seeing them become their best selves. She is excited about working with the Wellness Embodied team and supporting our goal of making Cairns the healthiest city in Australia.

Kirsty grew up in Adelaide and moved to Cairns in 2012, after travelling to a lot of remote places in Australia working on planes, trains and boats.

She spends most of her time outside of work with her toddler, exploring the beautiful tropics, hiking and listening to music.

WE VALUE

Holistic Therapy

WE TREAT THE PERSON, NOT JUST THE CONDITION: Holistic Therapy is very important to all of our team at Wellness Embodied.

Holistic therapy is a ‘school of thought in therapy that attempts to address an individual as a whole person rather than someone who is sick’, or only looking at a dysfunctioning part of the body and not the overall person. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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At Wellness Embodied we specialise in individualised and comprehensive assessment and treatment, with personalised treatment plans. Our team of Cairns physiotherapists provide hands on therapy and evidence-based rehabilitation, in private treatment rooms.

WELLNESS EMBODIED

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POSITIONS VACANT: As a growing practice, Wellness Embodied often has opportunities for Physiotherapists, Allied Health professionals and Administration workers.

Our strong values drive us professionally and personally and ideal team members will share these values. We are holistic, energetic, inquiring, reliable, constantly learning, empathetic, loyal and (most importantly), experts in what we do.

We’re always happy to accept applications from Physios and Allied Health professionals who subscribe to our vision and want to work in a practice with a great culture, training, values and client care.

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SUZANNE RATH

Physiotherapist & Craniosacral Therapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS; Chronic pain, complex pain and injuries (whiplash, multiple traumas, PTSD), TMJ, Headaches, Migraines, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Neck Pain, Workcover and CTP claims.

Suzanne is the Practice Principal at Wellness Embodied and has vast clinical experience from working in both hospital and private settings within Ireland and Australia. She holds a MSc. in Sport and Exercise Medicine and travels to remote NT communities where she has set up services including Cardiac Rehabilitation, physiotherapist led Child Development checks and improved community based injury triage.

In Profile

Suzanne set up Wellness Embodied to be a comprehensive practice which she would like to go to. 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. Outside of work she participates in triathlon, yoga and hiking in her spare time.

Suzanne is also an accredited provider of Bioceuticals Clinical Grade supplements and DNA testing.

TREATS ALL AGES

Treatment Techniques are client centred and can include any of: Manual therapy and joint mobilisations (including Watson headache assessment and technique for Headache/ Migraine/ Post-Concussion syndrome/ central pain with upper cervical afferent nerve implication), fascia release/ Craniosacral techniques, medical acupuncture, Kinesio Taping, Movement Based Classification Treatment (Clinical Pilates), Yoga therapy, strength and conditioning, education and graduated return to sport/ activity.

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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CONDITIONS WE TREAT

  • Spinal pain, including referred (‘nerve’) pain in legs and arms.
  • Headaches, including diagnosed migraines, tension and cluster headaches.
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome.
  • Pre & Post Orthopaedic Surgery (joint replacements, fractures, muscle repairs).
  • Pelvic and Abdominal Pain.
  • Pre and Post- natal injuries & pregnancy related weakness.
  • Incontinence.
  • Jaw Problems / Temporomandibular Pain.
  • Sports Injuries.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Core Stability training and issues.
  • Vertigo.
  • Ligament sprains & muscle strains.
  • Acute and chronic conditions and injuries of all peripheral joints.
  • Bio-mechanical issues of lower limbs, including feet.
  • General mobility, strength and movement problems following illness or immobility.

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