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Anita Van Der Westhuizen

Senior Physiotherapist

About Anita

Anita took over ownership of Gladstone Hands On Physiotherapy in 2013 and her passion is to provide a friendly, professional and affordable service to the greater Gladstone region.

“I pride myself in providing “hands-on” assessments and treatments.”
Anita has more than 20 years’ experience in Physiotherapy with most of it in Private Practice.
“I enjoy the variety and challenges that private practice brings.”
Her postgraduate training includes Dry Needling, Clinical Pilates and Passive Impact Mobilisation. She has done over 25 postgraduate courses in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy.
“I enjoy the challenge of problem solving and have a great interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I enjoy working closely with orthopaedic surgeons and other specialists in Gladstone, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Brisbane. Regular consultation with specialists ensures a seamless transition from surgery to full rehabilitation for each and every client.”

Anita leads a team of highly skilled clinicians that have a range of skill sets and their own areas of special interests. Regular in house and remote training ensures all clinicians are using evidence based treatment techniques. Our highly competent and friendly admin staff complete the team and are always available to help. In my private time I enjoy spending time outdoors, gardening and fishing with my family.

Areas of interest
  • Shoulder rehabilitation
  • Spinal disorders
  • Post surgical rehabilitation

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