Our Team

Taryn Agius

BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy / MAppSc (Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist)

Taryn is originally from Malta and graduated with a Bsc(Hons) degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Ulster (N Ireland) and then achieved a Master’s degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. Before opening her own practice (Taryn Agius Physiotherapy) in 1992 in Australia, Taryn worked at hospitals and private sports & musculoskeletal clinics in London (UK), Malta and Auckland (NZ) gaining very valuable experience practicing under highly experienced physiotherapists in all areas of physiotherapy. She has a keen interest in all aspects of musculoskeletal care, spinal dysfunction, niggling sporting injuries and headache management. Taryn has a holistic approach believing the body is a great healer and that it is essential to find the cause whether ergonomic, posture related, muscle imbalances, poor motor control or a poorly “functioning” nervous system. In regards to patient management she believes in “looking outside the box” but within the parameters of sound knowledge of anatomy, physiology, assessment/reassessment skills and likes to empower the patient with self-management strategies during and once rehabilitation is complete. It is important to her that the physios she employs follow the same treatment and management philosophy. Taryn continues to have a passion for travel, SCUBA diving, and loves to race her Laser sailing dinghy whenever she can!

Stephanie ‘Stevie’ Johnston

BSc Physiotherapy

Stevie trained at Guy’s Hospital in London and qualified as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 1982. Since then she has worked in private physiotherapy clinics, hospitals and nursing homes before joining Cairns Innovative Physiotherapy in 1994. During this time Stevie has been treating a range of conditions including various musculoskeletal and sports injuries, neurological rehabilitation, headaches and vestibular problems. She is also has training in DMA Clinical Pilates, use of real time ultrasound, bladder retraining for incontinence, the Dean Watson headache approach and specialises on chest/pulmonary physiotherapy as well as aged care rehabilitation. Stevie also offers home visits for acute rehabilitation or elderly patients with reduced mobility who are unable to travel to the clinic. Stevie enjoys keeping fit- running, triathlons, golf and regularly attends races locally, nationally and overseas.

Courtney Bounds

B. Physio; M. Sport & MSK Physio; M. Med. Res.

APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist / APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist

Courtney joins Cairns Innovative Physiotherapy with a diverse background. Graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2009 with merit, Courtney has worked in a variety of private clinics in Adelaide, including alongside sports doctors and orthopaedic surgeons. Wanting to expand her clinical skills and advance her assessment of musculoskeletal presentations, Courtney completed her Masters in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Griffith University in 2016. Courtney has had experience managing athletes of various levels and sports, including elite international athletes through to weekend warriors. Courtney is an avid lifelong learner, so much so she completed a Master of Medical Research in 2020, looking at management of musculoskeletal pain in active serving military personnel, a project that stemmed from observations whilst working as the senior civilian physiotherapist with Australian Army personnel. Courtney enjoys keeping active, with interests in strength, conditioning and neuromuscular control to enhance performance, she is able to develop and/or adapt a programme that enables you to reach your training goals.

Jasmina Michetti

Jas is the Practice Manager and the glue of the clinic! She will be the first voice that greets you over the phone and the first friendly face that welcomes you to the clinic. She loves looking after people and though she won’t be treating you herself she certainly takes care of everything else at Cairns Innovative Physiotherapy. Jas is originally from Germany but has left her ‘not anymore home country’ 12 years ago to go travelling which included working as a scuba dive instructor in Bali, Mexico and Australia. She has 15 years+ experience in administration & customer service across multiple industries from real estate to online marketing, hospitality/tourism and aviation. When not in the clinic Jas likes to spend time with friends & her furry family (dog, cat & chickens!) as well as keeping fit at bootcamp.

Functional Fitness

Balance and
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Optimal Neuromuscular
Control

Vision

Self Management

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