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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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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 in invaluable.

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

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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 in infectious.

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

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