Allied Health

Supporting you with expert advice and guidance

The COUCH Wellness Centre has a team of Allied Health specialists with specialised training and experience in providing services to people living with cancer in the Cairns region. They are available to answer your questions and will work with you and your cancer care team to explore ways to promote your health and well-being whilst living with and after cancer.

Nutrition and Dietetic Service

A Dietitian’s focus is to help clients to learn how to use food to assist with disease symptoms, minimise disease impact and improve quality of life.  

At the COUCH Wellness Centre our Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionists have experience in working with people living with cancer and other chronic diseases. It is our focus to provide a Dietetic service that values each individual client’s lifestyle and provides realistic and practical support which aims to empower you to be an active participant in the management of your health.    

If you would like to know more about how our Dietitian can assist with your cancer management, CLICK HERE

Diabetes Education

A Diabetes Educator can assist you with understanding the disease and provide practical solutions to help you to manage the relationship between diabetes and cancer.  

Diabetes can affect cancer-related treatments and quality of life. Whether you are currently undergoing treatment, in survivorship or palliative care, effectively managing your Diabetes may reduce symptom severity, increase treatment compliance and improve over-all quality of life.    

If you would like more information about managing your diabetes and cancer CLICK HERE

Exercise Physiology

Working with an Exercise Physiologist ensures that you will receive an exercise prescription that meets your individual needs and abilities. You can be confident that you are in capable hands, and are working with an experienced Allied Health Professional who understands how cancer and its treatment may influence your ability to exercise. 

CLICK HERE to find out more about the COUCH Wellness Centre’s Exercise Physiology services. 


A Physiotherapist is an experienced Allied Health Professional who uses an evidence-based approach to care. Physiotherapists will assess, diagnose and treat a range of associated impacts from cancer and its treatment. Focus is also placed on prevention of treatment side effects to encourage recovery and health promoting behaviours.   

The COUCH Wellness Centre Physiotherapy team is ready to assist you with your recovery and overall quality of life. If you’d like to find out more CLICK HERE

Mental Health Support

Receiving a cancer diagnosis and living with cancer can present many challenges which may be distressing. Whilst everyone’s responses are unique, it can be common to experience feelings of sadness, fear, worry, anger and loss.  

CLICK HERE to find out how we can support you with the emotional and psychological challenges of living with cancer. 

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