ABOUT US

Our New Rehabilitation Centre

We are very excited to present to you our new purpose built complete animal rehabilitation centre on the Sunshine coast

brooke marsh holistic animal physiotherapy australia

Brooke Williams (nee Marsh) | Physiotherapist specialised in Animal Physiotherapy

Masters Animal Studies (Physiotherapy)
(BPhty, MAnimSt) 

Finalist Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapist Award 2020 (IAVRPT – International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapist)

Titled Member – APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association). Member Animal Physiotherapy Group

Member IAVRPT (International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy)

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

Brooke is a qualified Physiotherapist who graduated in 1997, with postgraduate qualifications (Masters in Animals Studies), and a Pilates instructor. She is amongst Australia’s leading Physiotherapists specialised in Animal Physiotherapy and the Director of Holistic Animal Physiotherapy. Physiotherapists work closely with the Veterinary profession, which fosters a uniquely holistic team approach to your animal’s rehabilitation.  

She has established a busy purpose-built Small animal rehabilitation clinic on the Sunshine coast. Her practice also consults in Veterinary Specialist centers in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast.  In these settings 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 manual skills, acupuncture, underwater treadmill training, laser therapy, and advice and provision of a specific home program to meet the needs of each animal.

As a past Chair of the Animal Physiotherapy Group of the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) she is highly motivated member of her field and helped to establish the profession and training programs in Australia. Brooke has been involved in development and teaching on APA courses for Physiotherapists, lectured at Veterinary and APA conferences throughout Australia, and runs the canine residential schools of the postgraduate Veterinary Physiotherapy program from University of Liverpool. Brooke also mentors Veterinarians in clinical placements through CRI and CCRT. She has written a chapter on Acupuncture in the latest edition of  Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals (Blackwell Publishing), and is highly trained in Acupuncture for humans and animals in postgraduate programs.

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. Outside of work, Brooke is a proud mum of 2 busy young children, relishes in her family time (including with her rescue dog and cat), and does boxing training as an outlet. Life is full and rewarding.

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

Madi Brown – Physiotherapist (B.HlthSc, M.Phty)

Madi has recently moved to the Sunshine Coast to join our team. Madi made the venture into human physiotherapy studies with the end goal of becoming an Physiotherapist specialised in animal Physiotherapy. She is now awaiting her final exam for her Masters of Veterinary Physiotherapy which has been delayed by COVID. 

During her human physiotherapy studies Madi worked alongside two animal Physiotherapists in Sydney treating small animals. After completing her human studies she worked in human private practices in Sydney, Grafton and Coffs Harbour until being offered a position treating racehorses back in Sydney. Madi has decided it was time for her next big move and has relocated to treat small animals three days a week between the Nambour practice and the Queensland Veterinary Specialists at North Lakes and Stafford.
Madi also has a strong passion for treating horses. She has worked with a variety of equine athletes from racehorses to campdrafters. If you are interested in having your horse assessed and treated please get in touch with Madi on 0437 739 207. Madi is a mulit-talented lady and looks forward to working with you and your animals to maximise their recovery. 

 

Nicole Mayer – Receptionist

The glue to any practice is the front desk person. Nicole is an asset to our team and has an affinity with our 2 and 4 legged (and sometimes 3 legged!) clients. 

Nicole has lived on the Sunshine Coast for most of her life after moving up to the Coast from Brisbane. She has always loved animals growing up with horses and competing in show jumping. She still has her horses aswell as her 4 dogs ……..
Nicole has worked as Restaurant/Cafe Manager for most of her life but her passion for animals saw a career change where for the last 9 years she has been working in the horse industry. 
Nicole is efficient, friendly and happy to answer any question. She manages reception for all locations through Brisbane and Sunshine coast and looks forward to helping you all further. 

Diane Knowles – Groomer and Hydrotherapist

Diane Knowles (nee Sandham)

Di grew up on the Sunshine Coast and has 20 years of experience working with animals.

She began her work with animals as a Zoo Keeper at Australia Zoo. She worked in the Reptile department caring for animals such as Komodo Dragons, Tortoises, many venomous and non-venomous snake species. She also spent several years working with the Australian Wildlife hospital rehabilitating sick and injured sea turtles.

She then started and built a successful mobile dog hydrobath and grooming business on the Sunshine Coast. She has a natural affinity with animals. This has resulted in special relationships with her own dogs and also the ones she has cared for.

With 15 years of dog grooming experience Di offers a safe environment for clients dogs to be groomed while recovering from injury or surgery. She is also training to be a canine hydrotherapist. 

Di looks forward to meeting you and your precious pets in the clinic.

Providing Physiotherapy for animals - all creatures great and small