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About Us

Brooke Marsh | Titled APA Animal Physiotherapist
(BPhty, MAnimSt) 

Immediate past Chair Animal Physiotherapy Group (APG) 

APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association)

Australian Rep for IAVRPT (International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy)

Member IAPTAP (International Association of Physical Therapists in Animal Practice)

Brooke is a qualified Human and Animal Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor and is amongst Australia’s leading animal physiotherapists.

She works at a busy small animal clinic at North Coast Veterinary Specialists (NCVS) on the Sunshine Coast.  In this setting she rehabilitates a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions and enjoys providing holistic management to each of her clients.  Her rehabilitation includes a comprehensive treatment with her advanced Physiotherapy skills, acupuncture, underwater treadmill training, advice and provision of a specific home program to meet the needs of each animal. 

As the Immediate past Chair of the Animal Physiotherapy Group of the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) she is highly motivated member of her field. Brooke has been involved in development and teaching on APA courses for Physiotherapists, lectured at Veterinary and APA  conferences throughout Australia, and teaches students from University of Liverpool in their Post Grad Diploma of Veterinary Physiotherapy. She has written a chapter on Acupuncture in the latest edition of  Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals (Blackwell Publishing), soon to be published. 

(Here is an article about Brooke in the 2011 APA In Motion magazine)

Brooke always strives to provide the best quality of care for all animals, with a great deal of respect for their behaviour and condition, and aims to maximise their quality of life. She prefers to work closely with the owners of the animals to provide daily care and ongoing management, with plenty of advice and support.

In QLD, Animal Physiotherapists work closely with the Veterinary profession (requiring referral), which fosters a uniquely holistic team approach to your animal’s rehabilitation.  Each year Brooke presents to Veterinarians, Veterinary Nurses and Physiotherapists at conferences and courses throughout Australia.

While she has enjoyed many years in human private practice, she is now proud to transfer her skills to treating her 4 legged friends full time. 

Holistic Animal Physiotherapy – formerly HAPS (Human & Animal Physio. Services)

Anna Clarke - Veterinary Nurse/Physiotherapy Assistant

Anna qualified as a veterinary nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons UK  in 2003. She has worked at a variety of small animal practices including multi disciplinary referral centres and most recently a busy charity veterinary hospital near London where she was head nurse.

Anna has also volunteered overseas in the veterinary field including a 2 month trip to the Cook Islands where she assisted with de sexing and treating the stray dog and cat population.
Her interest in animal physiotherapy began in the UK where she assisted with and observed the benefits first hand.
Anna is excited to be part of the Holistic Animal Physiotherapy team and hopes to develop her skills in this field to maximise the quality of life of our patients.

Lynne Harrison - APA Animal Physiotherapist 

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Biomed Sci., MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy (pending), MAPA, CSP (UK), ACPAT (UK)

Lynne is an established Human Physiotherapist, qualifying in the UK in 2002 with a first class honours degree and has over 10 years experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Lynne has also worked with neurological, surgical and respiratory patients and so is able to offer a wide range of physiotherapy knowledge to your animal. She is currently completing extensive post-graduate training in Veterinary Physiotherapy and is presently completing her Masters degree through the University of Liverpool, UK. Lynne moved to Australia in 2010 with her family and lived in the Sydney area until relocating to the Sunshine Coast in November 2014. She is a fully registered and insured Australian physiotherapist and APA member.

Lynne has a keen interest in canine physiotherapy and is able to rehabilitate both acute and chronic conditions. Her rehabilitation skills include manual therapy, exercise and gait re-education, underwater treadmill, electrotherapy, acupuncture and owner education and advice.

Lynne also has a keen interest in equine physiotherapy and is able to provide a service to both horse and rider. She can be contacted at, or on 0423 493130.




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