Therapists of New Farm
Meet our team at New Farm Physiotherapy!
It is Louise’s passion seeing her clients be back to their healthy, happy selves after sustaining an injury or a painful condition that is the driving force behind New Farm Physiotherapy. Lou combines her years of private clinic and public hospital experience with a positive, informative and comfortable clinic environment. This is to ensure each patient feels supported and understood – as well as achieving solid, measurable results.
Lou provides a mix of hands on manual therapy, advice and information regarding pain and injury management and prevention, as well as exercise therapy including Pilate’s inspired rehab. Lou understands that her clients can be time poor and offers practical ways of combining rehab into every day activities to help speed up recovery, to help maintain and prevent injuries so her clients can return to doing what they love to do.
Lou feels privileged to call Brisbane home for the past 14 years, after moving from Ireland. She enjoys spending her weekends by the water – camping at the beach, stand-up paddle boarding, reading and enjoying the relaxed environment. She’s also an avid dancer and has even been in a flash mob in the middle of Southbank!
Remedial Massage Therapist and Naturopath
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
Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Amanda has a particular interest in pain, injury and stress management and is passionate about improving people’s overall wellbeing to enable them to enjoy a better quality of life.
Having grown up in nature and being active in gymnastics and dance, Amanda sought natural alternatives such as acupuncture, massage and naturopathy for her own health and wellbeing.
Amanda loved the benefits of receiving Thai Massage that it led her on a journey to Thailand where she learned how to practice Thai Massage. She then went on to learn other forms of oriental massage from various mentors. From there Amanda completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) to become a registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner.
During an acupuncture treatment, Amanda may also provide massage, cupping or Chinese based lifestyle or dietary advice to enhance health outcomes.
In her time off, Amanda enjoys painting, playing beach volleyball and taking her dog to his favourite swimming hole.
Rachel has had a keen interest in sports from a young age, competing at a national level for sprinting, a state level for basketball and a regional level for netball. As an athlete herself she understands the burden of injury at all sporting levels, novice and elite, and the drive for a prompt recovery. She enjoys evaluating running biomechanics and believes in postural and global strengthening for long term injury prevention. She has completed a Graduate Certificate in strength and conditioning which enables her to prescribe exercise for both injury prevention, and performance enhancement, for team and individual athletes.
In addition to sports, she has a strong interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and chronic pain rehabilitation. She has a Bachelor in Applied Science and Human Anatomy, a Masters in Physiotherapy, and over 13 years experience as private practice clinician. She treats muscular and joint problems with a hands-on approach, having a special focus on neck, lower back and knee pain. She can also treat clients suffering from vertigo (BPPV) andis qualified to use dry needling as a treatment modality. Her passion is to work with clients from all walks of life to reduce and prevent pain.