Encara was established in 2004 by qualified and experienced physiotherapists, Peter O’Brien and Bradley Packer.

The motivation for Encara grew from the founders’ experience in aged care and their insight that physiotherapy had much more to offer to improve residents’ quality of life and to support managers of aged care facilities.

Originally trading as Queensland Aged Physiotherapy, Encara changed its name in 2008 to reflect its vision of becoming an encompassing source of care offering a range of allied health services.

The company has based its growth on setting new standards and expectations in every aspect of what it does. This dedication to excellence has led to partnerships with most of Queensland’s forward-thinking aged care organisations in both the not-for-profit and private sectors.

The directors of Encara believe that to offer great service, they must also be a great company to work for — a company that attracts, motivates and retains the very best practitioners and support staff.


To become Australia’s leading allied health consulting service in the aged care sector. To diversify services into the community sector in line with beneficial governmental funding developments as they emerge and to create a widely recognised, reputable, profitable and enduring healthcare brand.


Encara provides specialist, individually tailored allied health services to the aged and community care sectors throughout Australia. We help people and improve lives, with a special focus on those living with injury, illness, pain or disability.

We achieve this by creating successful partnerships with aged and community care providers.

Encara staff are specifically trained to help people while adding value to our aged and community care partners. Encara is guided by our continued commitment to “encompassing care.”

Creating successful partnerships with aged care providers by delivering:

  • The best return on investment
  • Evidence based therapy by expertly trained professionals
  • Continuity of therapists
  • Continuous quality management
  • Exceptional after sales service.
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