Helping Sunshine Coast Residents Improve their Health & Wellbeing


About Embody Movement Physiotherapy & Pilates

Embody Movement Physiotherapy & Pilates is dedicated to offering an holistic approach to healthcare and empowering you to improve your health through our knowledge, empathy and expertise.

Our professionally qualified team offers physiotherapy, pilates and other techniques to treat injuries, build strength and manage/resolve pain. Your consultation with us will provide a thorough assessment to develop a clear diagnosis and comprehension of the injury:

  • An understanding of why the problem occurred

  • Hands-on treatment to provide relief

  • Advice for self management including exercises, and activity modification

  • Options for supervised exercise rehabilitation if appropriate

  • Access to our strong network of physicians, GPs and specialists if required.



With two locations at the Southern end of the Sunshine Coast, we are well placed to offer Physiotherapy treatment and Pilates classes to residents in Caloundra, Currimundi, Wurtulla, Birtinya, Kawana, Golden Beach, Buddina, Sippy Downs, Mooloolaba and surrounding areas.


Physiotherapy Clinic & Pilates Studio 1/30 Buderim Street, Currimundi


Physiotherapy Clinic, Ocean Wave Wellness Centre, 27 Mayes Avenue, Caloundra.

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Rachel Morgan-Varlow Embody Movement Physiotherapy & Pilates

Rachel Morgan-Varlow
Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor, Emmett Practitioner

Graduating from the University of Queensland in 2007, Rachel has gained a vast variety of experience in Physiotherapy, leading to treatment with a holistic approach, and addressing the root cause of ongoing issues.

She specialises in assessing the biomechanics of her clients to determine the movement dysfunction that is contributing to pain and injury. Her pilates classes address these dysfunctions specifically, with each client performing individual exercises determined by their needs.

Her treatments are gentle and effective, utilising many therapy techniques (both Physiotherapy based and also utilising Bowen therapy and the Emmett technique). The session not only focuses on a reduction in symptoms, but also ensuring her client has an understanding of their injury and the way to achieve the change they are searching for.

Brittany Cooke Embody Movement Physiotherapy & Pilates

Brittany Cooke
Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor

Graduating in 2012 from Curtin University, Brittany has had a vast array of experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, working in both private and public sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom. Her passion is helping active people to overcome their pains and complaints, however seeing anyone, of any age and any ability surpass their expectations of recovery is the most gratifying thing in the world to Brittany.

Brittany’s post graduate education is extensive, including Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates and Lower limb tendinopathy; and in 2016 she volunteered at the Rio Paralympics in the road events precinct – triathlon, cycling and marathon.

Brittany is commencing her Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland this year, and works across both locations at Embody Movement, offering Physiotherapy services, exercise rehabilitation and Clinical Pilates.


Ming Zhou
Remedial Massage Therapist

Ming is an experienced Massage Therapist with a Diploma of Remedial Massage and a Bachelor Degree of Exercise Science through Griffith University.

He also has experience as a Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Assistant in China.

He enjoys all forms of sports, fishing and cooking.

He is qualified to provide a variety of massage services, including Remedial, Sports, Relaxation, and Cupping.

Alicea Dwyer Embody Movement Physiotherapy & Pilates

Alicea Dwyer
Exercise Physiologist

With over ten years’ experience as an Exercise Physiologist, Alicea has a strong history of providing education, group classes and private exercise rehabilitation to clients from all walks of life, and with various chronic conditions. She has a special interest in providing Pre and Post Natal exercise via Clinical Pilates and has recently completed post graduate educations on exercise for Breast Cancer clients with Professor Prue Cormie.

Alicia extremely experienced in assisting clients with:

  • Diabetes

  • Heart Conditions

  • Parkinsons

  • Falls Prevention needs

  • Pre and Post- operative rehabilitation needs – return to work requirements through WorkCover

  • Exercises in the workplace to prevent injury.

Appointments with Alicea are available under your Private Health Fund, DVA referrals, EPC and we accept the medicare funded diabetes referrals.  


Christina Machray
Physiotherapist, Women’s Health Specialist

A highly motivated and experienced practitioner, Christina graduated in Otago in 2003 and has since gained a wealth of experience within the Physiotherapy field in Private Practice, Hospital and Sports Physiotherapy, in both Australia and the UK.

Christina now specialises in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and can treat:

  • Pelvic Girdle Pain or Prolapse

  • Pelvic Floor dysfunction including incontinence

  • Post-natal concerns such as Rectus Diastasis

  • Pregnancy related pain

She has a passion for functional movement and patterning rehabilitation, utilising specific muscle training to resolve imbalances and optimise daily function.

She was heavily involved in Rugby Union and League, as well as sporting athletes including Olympic and national Australian teams associated with the Australian Institute of Sport.

Christina has a vast array of post-graduate training, including Clinical Pilates and treats a broad range of clients including women’s health, sporting, and chronic pain. She takes an individual and holistic approach when working with clients to give them the optimal journey throughout their treatment.



The amazing Ashley joined our team as our receptionist in late July 2018. Originally from Tasmania, Ashley has been living in Queensland for 7 years. In her spare time Ashley's interests include travelling, ancestry research and animals.




Medicare rebates may apply under an Enhanced Primary Care Plan and we welcome DVA clients. Please check with your GP for details. We accept workcover and third party insurance claims. Hicaps facilities are on-site for Health Fund rebates.

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