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(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 Physiotherapy.

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.” “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

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