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Cairns Physio and Health Services

Health First Cairns, formerly known as Physio Health Cairns, was rebranded in December 2021 and became our 7th clinic in Queensland. Our skilled therapists ensure to use the most cutting-edge techniques and each session can be claimed through your health insurance. We are a preferred services provider to many of the region’s biggest companies and employers.

We have a number of experienced Physiotherapists available to help you when you need them. Our Physiotherapy clinic is conveniently located in Woree, has on-site car parking available, is NDIS registered, and is equipped with on-the-spot HICAPS processing.

We service the Cairns area including the surrounding suburbs – Woree, Bayview Heights, Earlville, Mooroobool, White Rock, Bentley Park, Manunda, Portsmith and more.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Services

Individualised Physio treatment to get you back on track
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Ndis

NDIS

NDIS registered allied health professionals to help you achieve your goals
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Shockwave Therapy Service

Shockwave Therapy

An effective treatment option for a range of chronic disorders
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Dry Needling

Dry Needling Services

Trigger point therapy to improve healing of chronic muscle injury or tightness
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Clinical Pilates Services

Clinical Pilates Services

Low impact exercise used for rehabilitation, particularly after injury or surgery
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Podiatry

Podiatry

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Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage Therapy Services

Relieve tension and anxiety with a remedial massage
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Hydrotherapy

Healing and Relaxation through Hydrotherapy

Water-based, effective, low impact rehabilitation therapy
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About Us

Physio Health Cairns is now part of the Health First Group.  We are a team of leading allied health experts offering a range of services across Cairns including physiotherapy, remedial massage, podiatry and more. Our group of health practitioners are chosen for their inclusive, multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare to ensure all of our clients’ needs are met at an exceptional level.

Our Physios service Cairns and surrounding suburbs including Woree, Bayview Heights, Earlville, Mooroobool, White Rock, Bentley Park, Manunda, Portsmith and more.


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Meet the team

Karen Winkworth

Karen Winkworth

Physiotherapist

Karen graduated from the University of Queensland, and after travelling and working in several southern hospitals and overseas, returned to Cairns in 1991.

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Stacey Morris

Stacey Morris

Physiotherapist

Stacey is a very experienced senior physiotherapist who has worked extensively in Far North Queensland in both the public hospital system and private practice.

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Sam Marano

Sam Marano

Physiotherapist

In 2020, Sam graduated from James Cook University and completed his graduate year in a musculoskeletal clinic located in Cairns. With a sporting background in soccer, touch football, and ongoing involvement in the boxing community in Queensland, Sam applies his firsthand experience to rehabilitate sports-related injuries, treat musculoskeletal issues, and correct muscle imbalances. His interests also extend to vestibular and post-concussion rehabilitation. Sam utilises a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription, education, and advice to achieve the optimal outcome for all his clients.

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Riann Aartsma

Riann Aartsma

Physiotherapist

Riann has a special interest in sports and has worked with a variety of athletes ranging from Olympic athletes to recreational athletes and weekend warriors.

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Benjamin Horton

Benjamin Horton

Physiotherapist

Ben has 5 years experience since graduating in 2018. After spending the first part of his career in a small community clinic in New Zealand, he has worked in a high performance sports clinic in Christchurch where he gained experience working closely with surgeons, specialists, podiatrists and other healthcare professions. Ben has a keen interest in lower limb injuries, particularly running related injuries, sports injuries and injury rehabilitation.

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Juliet Ogbu

Juliet Ogbu

Physiotherapist

Juliet has years of experience and has worked in several clinics in Nigeria as a Physiotherapist whilst rotating around various specialties in Physiotherapy. She has worked closely with General Practitioners and ICU Specialists. Juliet has a special interest in Musculoskeletal, Neurology and Paedriatic Physio.

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Jane McCrum

Jane McCrum

Remedial Massage Therapist

Jane has an interest in sports and rehabilitation massage and strongly believes that regular massage should be a part of our lifestyle to help maintain overall health.

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Katrina Nicholls

Katrina Nicholls

Remedial Massage Therapist

Katrina has years of massage therapy experience. She has worked in Cairns, Port Douglas, Daintree, Mossman, and the Gold Coast. Katrina’s special interests are the neck, trigger points, and deep tissue.

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Kayla Della Bella

Kayla Della Bella

Practice Manager

Mandy Stone

Mandy Stone

Admin

Emma Craperi

Emma Craperi

Admin

 

FAQs

 

What can I expect during my first appointment?

At your first appointment you can expect a thorough examination from our expert physio, they will ask you a number of questions regarding your condition as well as conduct a physical evaluation in order to determine the best course of treatment for you. After this, the remainder of the session will be dedicated to providing the most appropriate treatment and therapy for your condition.

How many physiotherapy sessions will I require?

Upon evaluation, our physio will provide you with an in-depth treatment plan that details the exact steps necessary for your recovery and an approximate timeframe.

Is there parking available at the Cairns Physio location?

Plentiful on-site parking is available at our Cairns clinic.

Are your physios trained and accredited?

Yes. All our therapists are AHPRA registered and invest their time to complete post-graduate education yearly to further strengthen their education and knowledge.

Am I able to claim my physio session through my private health insurance?

Yes, you can. All our clinics are equipped with on-the-spot Hicaps payment and claims processing.

Can I access physiotherapy through my NDIS plan?

All Health First Group physiotherapists are registered NDIS providers, meaning they are able to treat self-managed, agency (NDIA) managed and plan-managed NDIS participants.

Do I need a GP referral for physiotherapy?

No, a doctor’s referral is not necessary.

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Opening hours

Monday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 8am – 12pm

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