Cairns Experienced Physiotherapists
With over 25 years of experience treating musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, Anna is a highly regarded and highly skilled physiotherapist.
Anna’s patients can be confident in receiving an accurate diagnosis, appropriate targeted rehabilitation programs, and evidence-based effective treatment.
Anna has a special interest in shoulders and postoperative orthopaedic rehabilitation and has completed extensive professional development in this area. Due to her extensive experience and stellar reputation within the Cairns medical profession, Anna is regularly invited to present to medical professionals.
Ben has certifications in dry needling and the GLA:D Hip and Knee Program. With a goal to help people reduce pain, improve function and achieve their goals, irrespective of their level of ability or medical condition, Ben has a clinical interest in shoulder, neck, back, hip, knee, neurodynamic and high-performance rehabilitation. His approach encompasses best research evidence, clinical reasoning, and patient values to provide an evidence-based approach to treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions.
Outside of the clinic, Ben is a sports lover, with a keen interest in basketball, AFL, tennis, golf, and weightlifting. Harnessing this passion, Ben offers his patients individualised gym session supervision and program set-up.
A Massage Therapist with over 5 years of experience providing clients with optimal massage experiences, Neo is skilled in all areas of massage therapy, including remedial, sports, dry needling, reflexology, stimulated circulation, pain reduction, trigger point and relaxation. He holds a Diploma Of Remedial Massage, a qualification recognized within the Australian Qualifications Framework, meaning patients have the opportunity to claim these services through their private health funds.
Neo excels in assessing the physical condition of a client, while maintaining open communication channels to ensure their needs and desires are met. Neo advocates the benefits of both remedial and relaxation massage. Both are very powerful tools to help people’s immune systems and muscles release. It can also help headaches, injury recovery, and refresh the mind. Massage has been recognised as a beneficial intervention for the prevention and treatment of a wide range of ailments and at Flex Physio you can be assured our massage therapist is properly qualified.
In the last ten years Alanna has accrued a wide array of experience and ability in both musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy.
Having a research background including presenting at National Conferences aligns Alanna with the Flex Physio commitment to providing effective and evidence based treatment to our patients.
With a background of competing and coaching gymnastics and long distance running Alanna is equipped with special insight into providing physiotherapy to these sports. She is experienced and skilled in treating all areas of the body.
While not in clinic Alanna is kept extremely busy chasing after her four young children.
Maija is dedicated and experienced therapist who hails from Finland and has been residing in Cairns for the past 8 years.
With a Diploma in Remedial Massage, Maija offers a comprehensive range of techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, sports massage, myofascial release, relaxation massage, and pregnancy massage.
Maija’s area of expertise lies in treating headaches, neck, shoulder, and back pain. Having personally experienced the benefits of massage through contact sports, Maija understands its significance in enhancing performance, preventing injuries, and promoting recovery. With a passion for helping people and a background in soccer and team sports, Maija excels in all aspects of massage therapy, including pregnancy massage and cupping.
Maija’s qualifications in Remedial Massage are recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework, enabling patients to claim these services through their private health funds.
Meet Arlie, who has recently arrived in the Far North from country Victoria. She enjoys helping her patients improve functionally, allowing them to reach their full potential through evidence-based treatment and a collaborative approach. Arlie enjoys treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and sports conditions with a special interest in the shoulder, knee and ankle.
Arlie loves indulging herself in new experiences and communities, making Cairns the perfect place for her to move to.
Outside of work, Arlie enjoys swimming, water skiing, netball, and spending plenty of time outdoors.
Back home in regional Victoria, Arlie and her dad co-ordinated a community event which led to her being named an ABC Trailblazer finalist in 2023.
Arlie loves to hear about other people’s lifestyles and interests and is excited to be a part of your rehabilitation journey.
Irene started her career in private practice following graduation in Brisbane, where she gained valuable experiences treating various musculoskeletal and sporting conditions as well as additional qualifications in lymphoedema management, clinical Pilates and dry needling. Having a desire to learn more, Irene completed her Masters degree in 2019 and then commenced work in a specialised hip and pelvis physiotherapy clinic. Irene also participated in research studying shoulder blade posture and neck pain as well as a management trial for plantar heel pain. Irene has a special interest in neck, back and hip related rehabilitation, but also is skilled in treating other body areas. Irene believes in person-centred management and is proactive in guiding injury prevention. After travelling around Australia, Irene and her family chose Cairns as their new home. Outside of work, Irene enjoys exploring the nature with her husband and two young children and is an enthusiastic snowboarder. Irene also speaks Mandarin Chinese.
SUE AND KATE
Kate and Sue are our wonderful reception staff who do an amazing job keeping us organised.
The backbone of our clinic, they provide a friendly smile when you walk through the door, and are the invaluable cogs of the Flex Physio that keep everything running smoothly. We love our administration team!