New Farm Physio Staff Page

New Farm Physiotherapy Brisbane CBD (07) 3358 5481


Rebecca Duhig.

Rebecca Duhig has had over 30 years of experience as a physiotherapist and has treated the population of New Farm since 1998. Rebecca has developed a clinical practice that sees the full gamut of musculo-skeletal problems. The emphasis is on thorough analysis of the problem and hands on treatment. Time spent explaining the issues and giving the client “take home” management strategies is an essential part of the process. The aim is for the client to walk out with less pain and a clear understanding of how they can facilitate their recovery.

Rebecca Duhig studied for a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. Continuing education has been a major feature of her professional life. There are ongoing courses for honing skills in assessment and treatment as well as regular meetings with a vibrant study group.

At New Farm Physiotherapy all staff strongly endorse a broad team approach so as to ensure your treatment is completely thorough and your recovery is speedy and sustained.


PatrickPatrick Thompson.

Patrick is a graduate of five years of study at Southern Cross University where he completed his qualifications in 2001 with a Bachelor of Naturopathy. Patrick’s interest in health and nutrition was kindled while spending 16 years working on fruit and vegetable farms in Australia and Israel. Patrick also has a love of body work. His desire to marry the worlds Naturopathy and physical therapy culminated in gaining a Cert IV and Diploma in Remedial Massage.

Patrick has a keen interest in the causes and treatment of chronic pain, which led him to specialize in health issues surrounding stress, anxiety and postural disorders. His passion for gaining a better understanding of how the human body works has inspired and driven him to broaden and enhance his knowledge and skill in Naturopathy and physical therapies. Since graduating Patrick has attended numerous workshops and seminars each year, including Chapman’s Reflexes, Functional Movement and Finch Therapy the ground-breaking non-invasive soft tissue treatment for chronic pain.



Ruchika Rani

Ruchika has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Science.  Ruchika has had extensive experience over 15 years in the treatment of muscular skeletal conditions, women’s health, anti and post- natal Pilates and exercise prescription.

Ruchika has a keen interest in creating the root cause of a person’s pain. There is a strong focus on postural alignment and regaining postural control.  Ruchika’s “hands-on” approach also utilises dry needling, as well as extensive advice on self-management.

The overall health of the client is the key consideration and for that, Ruchika can draw on both her many years of experience as well as the extensive skill set she has developed over that time.



KarenKaren Whistler.

Karen  has a Masters of Physiotherapy with first class honours and a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (Exercise Science) with first class honours both were completed at the University of Queensland. She is also a fully qualifies clinical Pilates instructor.

She has a broad range of experience in hospital settings by covering Intensive care, surgical, medical, oncology, orthopaedic and gynaecological wards. She worked in London in the public hospital system and instructed in an exclusive Pilates studio.

Following her return from London, Karen focused primarily on musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy in private practice. With her background Karen finds success using a multi-disciplined approach to optimise body performance and rehabilitation for her clients.




Roseann commenced work as the practice manager at New Farm Physio in May this year. Prior to joining the team here in New Farm, Roseann worked for Suncorp in their distribution department and then gained experience in Management Rights within the student precinct of Kelvin Grove. Roseann is keen to learn more about the health care industry particularly within the dynamic atmosphere of a physiotherapy practice. Outside work, her consuming passion is for her horse Argent and for weightlifting. She is an avid equestrienne and would like to teach people to ride.