About Cairns Health Clinic

The Cairns Health Clinic (formerly the Cairns Osteopathic Clinic) was established on the 26th March 2001 by Dr. Philip Nolan (Osteopath).

We specialise in the safe treatment of Headaches, Back Pain, Sports Injuries, Sprains & Strains and more… Give us a call if you’re unsure.

Meet Our Team

We are a team dedicated professionals – doing great work with great clients.

The Cairns Osteopathic Clinic, now part of the Cairns Health Clinic, which was created to better service the Far Northern Community by offering an elite level of allied health practitioners.
We believe in exceptional people! We believe in passionate practitioners! We are committed to our patients!
We love what we do and you are in caring hands!


Dr Philip Nolan


Bachelor Business Management & Marketing, Bachelor Applied Science (Clinical Science), Bachelor Osteopathic Science, Justice of the Peace (Qual), Member of the Australian Osteopathic Association

Phil’s passion regarding allied health was born out of his love of sport.

He competed at a high level in swimming in his early years in Cairns and then progressed to representing the region in basketball.

Having played most sports including rugby league, rugby union, surf lifesaving, and martial arts, Phil sustained the normal array of sporting injuries.

Through his training, injuries and questioning what worked Phil began to develop an understanding and fascination of the human body and of injury management and prevention.

Dr Joseph Rutherford


Bachelor Science (Clinical), Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy), Member of the Australian Osteopathic Association

Joe graduated from Victoria University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Master of Health Science (Osteopathy). Joe treats each patient as an individual, tailoring personalised management plans for every patient. Joe emphasis on patient education empowers and supports patients to understand and manage their condition through the treatment and rehabilitation phase.  

Joe was originally drawn to osteopathy through a passion for powerlifting and fascination with the biomechanics of the human body. Osteopathy is a natural fit for Joe who enjoys supporting people to achieve and exceed their personalised goals. 


Joe uses a wide range of manual techniques including soft tissue techniques, manipulation and articulation as well as incorporating a number of indirect techniques where appropriate. Joe‘s functional movement assessment enables him to devise management programs and rehabilitation strategies which he tailors in consultation with each individual..

Join our team

Cairns Osteopathy Clinic is always looking to diversify and grow as a holistic health centre, therefore we welcome expressions of interest from suitably qualified health professionals to join the ever expanding practice.

If you are an allied health professional in the following fields looking to advance your career or expand your patient base please feel free to make contact.


Remedial Massage Therapist


Musculoskeletal Therapist