Director/Senior Physiotherapist

Anita Van Der Westhuizen

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BPhysT –  APA member

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 24 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, Functional strength and conditioning 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.”

Special interests:

  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation especially after surgery
  • Neck and back pain
  • Shoulder rehabilitation
  • Joint pain