We help people and improve lives, with a special focus on those living with injury, illness, pain or disability.
Encara was created by Peter O’Brien and Bradley Packer. They studied a Bachelor of Physiotherapy together at the University of Queensland.
After working across a variety of industries, they focused on the aged and community care sectors. At the time, very few therapists recognised the great career opportunities available in aged care.
It’s over 15 years later and a lot has changed! Growing numbers of skilled therapists are enjoying successful careers in the aged and community care space.
We’re proud that Encara offers progressive career opportunities to all members of our allied health and administrative teams.
The years have flown by! Check out some Encara milestones below:
Encara grew from the founders’ experience in aged care. Encara supports the residents, families, employees and operators of aged care sites. We’re proud to make a positive contribution to our local communities.
Originally trading as Queensland Aged Physiotherapy, Encara changed it’s name in 2008. “Encompassing Care” reflects our growth to deliver a comprehensive range of allied health services. Encara offers physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, dietetics and speech pathology services.
Encara expands nationally, with established teams covering all capital cities and many regional areas across Australia.
The Path Ahead…
Encara creates successful, sustainable and long term partnerships with aged and community care providers. Our industry specific knowledge and responsive customer service has seen us partner with many of the country’s leading for profit and not-for-profit care providers.
We believe that to offer great service, we must also be a great company to work for — a company that attracts, motivates and retains the very best practitioners and support staff.
The future is bright for anyone joining the Encara family as we continue to grow our offering in the aged and community care sectors across Australia.