Our Team

Dedicated Professionals

We are an experienced team at Focus Physio Cairns.  We use the most current and innovative methods for assessment and treatment.  Focus Physio Practitioners are effective in treating a wide range of ailments, injuries and complaints.   We have a number of extra qualifications that allow us to have a greater understanding of the whole body and therefore ability to treat the whole.  Please read more on Visceral and Neural manipulation as well as Connect Therapy. 

We are always looking to expand our team should the right person present.    If you are a practitioner with a curious mind, drive to really understand the body and deliver exceptional service with results we welcome a conversation.  

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Shelley Cottle


I am some what of a self-proclaimed nerd.  I enjoy learning and studying. I graduated in 2005, in New Zealand with my Physiotherapy Degree. Initially disheartened with physio, I went travelling and did a range of other jobs in the interim. Landing in Canada I was lucky enough to take on a private practice role at a Physio clinic with an amazing mentor and boss. The courses I took from then helped physio make sense. Finally, I could see the body was not so random after all. I was able to start tracing back why problems occurred in the first place. This knowledge has continued to evolve. I have taken on different studies to those normally pursued in Physiotherapy. I believe I have a curious mind and enjoy the search for answers.
I appreciate how intricate and precise the body is. Physio to me is a mesh of art and science.

In my spare time, I enjoyed a wide range of sports and activities - such as Mountain biking, snowboarding, snow skiing, running, rock climbing, flat and whitewater kayaking, tennis, golf, art, yoga, travel and adventures. These sports have given me personal experience with injury, healing and determination.

Below is a list of courses taken throughout my physio career

Connect therapy "A whole systems approach to Physio" 2007

Lyn Watson shoulder diagnosis and rehab
Real-time ultrasound for the deep core of the lumbar, abdomen and bladder
Yoga instructors course
Pilates for physio’s
Discover Physio Series extension - part 2 
Neural manipulation 1 and 3
Visceral manipulation 1 the abdomen organs
Visceral manipulation 2 the abdomen Organs 2
Visceral Manipulation 3 the pelvic organs
Visceral Manipulation 4 the thorax
Fascial manipulation

Advanced Visceral manipulation for osteo-articular relationships. 
Craniosacral therapy level 1
Acupuncture level 1 and 2
Dry needling
Diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders
Running injuries and treatment

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Hands-On Treatment

Here at Focus Physio Cairns, your speedy recovery is our priority. Our holistic approach helps patients achieve long-term wellness and improve physical health and performance. Contact us to find out more.