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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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About Regina

Regi has some great experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and a wonderful repport with all her clients!

In 2010, Regina received her BSc in Physiotherapy from Coventry University. Regina has worked predominantly in Private Practice since graduating, with a heavy involvement in sports teams. Her clinical experience includes; treating pre-and post-operative total hip, knee and shoulder replacements. Helping to guide her patients on their journey back to optimum functional health, through a series of treatment techniques, and rehabilitation exercise programs, designed specifically to each individual’s needs.

“I feel passionate about educating and administering advice regarding postural related injuries and like offering expert advice in ergonomics for administration staff especially.” Regina strives towards improving function, reducing pain, correcting postural dysfunction and improving the body as a whole.

“I have a keen interested in managing and preventing injuries in athletes of all ages and believe in educating athletes early to prevent injuries before they occur. This fits in well with Gladstone Hands On Physiotherapy’s values of “Prevention is better than cure”.” Through her experience working with elite 3rd level (University College Cork), athletes in Ireland, she has honed her skills in treating knee and ankle injuries, as well as soft tissue and muscle injuries. She has completed certificates in Myofascial Trigger Point and Massage in a Sports Environment. Having had multiple surgeries on her own knee, Regina has a unique personal insight, plus the knowledge and experience to treat knees with added ability.

“Outside of work, I am a keen cyclist and runner, plus I enjoy hiking and travel in the outdoors.” Regina loves preparing, cooking, and most importantly eating fresh organic food. Her ethos is, what you put in, is what you will get out. “A healthy diet is the key to achieving physical health and wellbeing.”

Areas of interest
  • Sports physio
  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Knee and ankle rehabilitation

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