BPhty, MAnimSt – Masters Animal Studies – Physiotherapy
Brooke is a qualified Physiotherapist with post graduate 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. Currently working at the purpose built Rehabilitation Centre on the Sunshine Coast, she also services inpatients at North Coast Veterinary Specialists (NCVS), and also directs the Physiotherapy clinics at Queensland Veterinary Specialists and Animal Referral Hospital in Brisbane. 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. Brooke is highly motivated member of her field. She has been involved in development and teaching on APA courses for physiotherapists, the University of Liverpool Post Grad Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy, and is an approved internship practice for CRI (Canine Rehabilitation Institute). She has lectured at Veterinary and APA conferences throughout Australia, and has written a chapter on Acupuncture in the latest edition of Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals (Blackwell Publishing).
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 and loves furthering the understanding of rehabilitation amongst the veterinary profession.