Book Appointment
(07) 4978 5581

Gladstone Hands On Physiotherapy is a dynamic general private practice
that is locally owned and operated.

We received the Best in Business Award in the Health Category as voted
by the people of the Gladstone region in 2015. This was a great honour
and a testament to the dedication of all our staff at Gladstone Hands On

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
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.”
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.”

“In my private time I enjoy spending time outdoors, gardening and
fishing with my family.”
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.

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

Make an Appointment

Andre Dippenaar




About Andre

Andre has some great experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation of sport injuries.

His clinical experience includes; treating pre-and post-operative musculoskeletal conditions, sport injuries and back and neck pain. Andre gets his clients back on track, through a series of treatment techniques and rehabilitation exercise programs, designed to specifically meet the individual’s needs.

Andre enjoys workouts in the gym and his knowledge on gym based exercise programs is invaluable.

Areas of interest
  • Sports physio
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Exercise prescription

Make an Appointment

Jonty Brooks




About Jonty

Jonty has been honing his skills in neurological rehabilitation, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the treatment of sport injuries.

He is dedicated in providing excellent care to all his clients with a focus on designing treatment and exercise programs to suit their individual needs. Jonty has exceptional skills in sport taping and the management of neurological conditions and spinal injuries.

Jonty enjoys an active lifestyle and his positive attitude towards recovery is infectious.

Areas of interest
  • Sports physio
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation

Make an Appointment

Tiffany Dean

Exercise Physiologist

Tiffany Dean

Tiffany is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who is passionate about
working with her clients to improve their quality of life.

She has prescribed a
variety of individualised exercise rehabilitation programs for many chronic
health conditions including osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal
injuries, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and
cardiopulmonary conditions. She has experience working with clients from
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Work Cover, Medicare, Private Health
and has particular interest in exercise prescription for the pre and postnatal
population, chronic lower back pain clientele and more recently Parkinson’s
Disease and Oncology exercise rehabilitation programs.

Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family doing activities together like
camping and four-wheel driving. She loves to exercise and won’t pass up the
opportunity to have a coffee with her family and friends.

Areas of interest
  • Chronic Lower Back Pain
  • Oncology Exercise Prescription
  • Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation
  • Pre and Postnatal Population

Make an Appointment