DR. ERIN MARTIN

Osteopath

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Musculoskeletal Osteopathy, Sporting Injuries, Women’s Health/Pregnancy related issues, Headaches, TMJ and Neck Pain.

Erin grew up in Melbourne, where she studied Osteopathy at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Since graduating in 2018 with distinctions, Erin has worked at a private multidisciplinary practice on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, and has recently relocated to Cairns. She has also completed both levels 1 and 2 in trigger point dry needling, gaining significant experience in this skill.

Erin is passionate about treating patients of all ages, using an holistic approach and a variety of techniques in her treatment sessions to assist her patients in returning to good health and improving their quality of life. She believes in the importance of understanding the root cause of the problem, developing tailored treatment plans that meet individual patient needs. Treatment / techniques may include: soft tissue massage, articulation, joint manipulation, postural retraining, cranial therapy and exercise rehabilitation programs. Erin is particularly interested in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including headaches, back and neck pain.

In her spare time, Erin loves spending time with her friends and family, travelling, going to the gym and enjoying time outdoors.

NICOLAS OLGUIN

Physiotherapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Sports injuries and tendon pathology, with a focus on knee and hip tendinopathy.

Nicolas grew up in Neuquen, a city located in the Patagonia region of South America. He graduated with a BsC in Physiotherapy at Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, one of the oldest universities in South America.

Before moving to Australia, he worked in private practice treating inferior limb musculoskeletal disorders and as a sport physiotherapist in rugby teams.

Nicolas has been a physio for three years and works at our Scott Street and Cooktown clinics.

When not at work, Nicolas likes to play soccer, assists Cairns Hockey with physio and enjoys exploring Cairns and surrounds.

MARIET HARPER

Senior Physiotherapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Sports injuries and rehabilitation, musculoskeletal pain, headaches, TMJ pain, neck and back pain including SIJ.

Mariet qualified as a physiotherapist in South Africa – B.Physt University of Pretoria (Hons) – and has almost 20 years experience. She also holds a postgraduate qualification in Orthopaedic manipulation Therapy (OMT1), dry needling and keeps up to date with the latest research.

Coming from a running background she has a special interest for running gait analysis and treating running related injuries. She believes a thorough assessment is key in finding the root cause of the injury and enjoys finding solutions to the problem.

If not at work she loves spending time with her husband and two very active kids. She enjoys sports and also a keen triathlete who recently qualified to represent South Africa at the Triathlon World Championships in her age category.

MONIQUE HAYLES

Senior Physiotherapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Treating Chronic Pain. Assisting those with Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis and post orthopaedic surgery. Rehabilitating sports injuries

Monique is our Senior Physiotherapist in Cooktown. She completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) at the University of Ballarat (2001) and went on to complete a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies (UQ) in 2005. After starting her career in Queensland hospitals and clinics, Monique moved to Katherine and started her own successful Physiotherapy practice. She sold up in 2010 and spent time exploring remote NT working in North East Arnhem Land and on Groote Eylandt.

Monique has a strong interest in treating chronic pain. Using exercise and education she empowers her patients to improve their quality of life and guides them to managing their condition independently. Monique is also passionate about assisting those with hip and knee osteoarthritis, and post orthopaedic surgery. She loves to rehabilitate sports injuries, and is currently training to become a Vestibular Physiotherapist.

Outside of work, Monique enjoys camping, hiking, running, coffee, spending time with the family, and of course holidays.

NOEE RABER

Physiotherapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Post operative care, acute and chronic injuries. Dizziness & balance issues. Hydrotherapy & Rehab.

Noee grew up in New Zealand, Israel and Australia and completed her physiotherapy studies at Monash University in Melbourne, before relocating to Cairns. She speaks Hebrew, English and some Italian.

Noee enjoys working in roles that facilitate individuals’ progress and assist people in achieving their health goals. Coming from a swimming instructor’s background, she is especially passionate about hydrotherapy.

When not at work, Noee enjoys traveling, scuba diving and reading.

CLARA ANDRICH

Senior 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.

MAIGI KORBE

Senior 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

Senior 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 Osteoporosis exercise classes, which help to improve bone density for sufferers of Osteoporosis/ Osteopenia.

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

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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JACQUELINE OLIVEIRA

Remedial Massage Therapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Postural Assessment, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Cross Fiber Friction, Articular Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy, MET, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Hot Stone Massage and Pregnancy Massage.

Jacqueline is originally from Brazil, which is where she obtained her Degree in Physical Education. She moved to Australia in 2019 and completed a Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2021. Jacqueline was once a professional handball player and worked with triathletes (assembling training, assessments, posture correction, physical conditioning) and assisted handball technique (physical preparation, fundamental handball skills, leadership and encouragement during training and competitions).

She believes her mission in life is to help people and she enjoys the beautiful impact massage can have on her clients’ lives. She is passionate about the power of massage and works with great dedication in every massage she does.

TOMOKO FUJITA

Remedial Massage Therapist

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Hot Stone Therapy, Traditional Thai Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Women Health Massage.

Tomoko has been a massage therapist since 2011 and is passionate about promoting pain and stress relief through massage. She believes that massage is very important for a holistic approach to health. Tomoko has treated clients with conditions ranging from chronic pain, lower back problems, stress, tension headache and sports injuries. She understands there are many body types and therefore modifies her approach for each client. Tomoko is a warm and friendly therapist with a care for the wellbeing of her clients.

Tomoko completed a Bachelor degree in Nutrition in Japan and a Diploma of Remedial Massage in Australia in 2014. She has also completed further study in Thai Traditional Medical Massage and Womens Health Massage.

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.

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.

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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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