At Wellness Embodied Cairns, we take our role within the community seriously and have many strategies in place to contribute positively to the Cairns region.
We are proud members of Waste Wise Business, an initiative of the Committee for Waste Reduction Cairns. We set regular goals for minimising our carbon footprint, improving sustainable practices within our clinic and minimising waste created. We also post about these regularly on social media and on our blog, follow us for tips and tricks. More on this below.
Suzanne and the Wellness Embodied team are active participants in the Cairns community and have created and hosted a number of educational and fundraising events for the general public. Local causes supported include: FNQ Rescues R Us, Ruth’s Women’s Shelter, FNQ Cerebral Palsy Support Group, Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation, Relay For Life, Fred Hollows Foundation and many more.
Wellness Embodied respects fundamental human rights and the dignity of our clients, staff and the wider public by actively promoting equal opportunity, equality and diversity irrespective of race, ethnic or national origins, gender, sexuality, disability, marital status or religious belief.
Some Environmental Initiatives
Turning off lights in our Cairns Physiotherapy Clinic after hours.
Separating our waste into recycling, Redcycle (soft plastic), compost and landfill bins.
Providing a chilled water filter and washable stainless steel cups in our reception area.
Providing Keep Cups for our staff, to minimise use of disposable coffee cups.
Consciousness regarding ordering of equipment, to minimise single use plastics.
Our Healthcare Network
As part of our goal to ensure the community receive the best healthcare possible, Suzanne is currently a member of the Queensland Persistent Pain Management Network.
This Queensland wide committee is comprised of Pain Specialists, Nurses and Allied Health Practitioners, all with a special interest in management of and education about chronic pain. A key goal is to improve delivery of education on chronic pain within universities, for medicine, pharmacy, nursing and Allied health disciplines.
Proud to provide vital support to remote Northern Territory communities, through the Katherine West Health Board. Coordinated by experienced practice principal physiotherapist Suzanne Rath, the service includes assessment and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions (including development of protocols and patient centred strategies aimed at keeping clients within community and close to their families for their care).
We assist with: Cardiac Rehabilitation; Chronic Disease Management; Mobility Assistance & Appropriate Aids; Women’s Health; Neurological Physiotherapy. Proudly provide paediatric development checks and liaison with healthcare workers and parents to progress children appropriately.