Team

Therapists of New Farm Physiotherapy

Meet our team at New Farm Physiotherapy!

Louise McDonnell

Louise McDonnell

Principal Physiotherapist

It is Louise’s passion for seeing her patients be back to their healthy, happy selves after sustaining an injury or a painful condition that is the driving force behind Restore Motion 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 feels privileged to call Brisbane home for the past ten years, after moving from Ireland. She enjoys spending her weekends by the water – camping at the beach, stand-up paddleboarding, reading and enjoying the relaxed environment. She’s also an avid dancer and has even been in a flashmob in the middle of Southbank!

Patrick Thompson

Patrick Thompson

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

Kirsty Edwards

Kirsty Edwards

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Kirsty graduated from QUT in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Kirsty can assist with a wide range of clinical conditions including musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, oncology and diabetes. Kirsty believes that exercise is one of the best forms of medicine when managing and preventing chronic conditions. Kirsty moved to Australia in 2008 from South Africa. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going for walks and brunching with friends.

Kristin Andrighetto

Kristin Andrighetto

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Kristin is a US trained physiotherapist, graduating in 2014. She has experience treating patients in both clinic and hospital settings throughout her career. She has a passion to help improve patient's quality of life in a measurable capacity while making visits with her enjoyable and educational. Not only does she enjoy treating musculoskeletal injuries but neurological impairments as well. She also specialises in ACL rehab, return to play for athletes, running injuries, post-operative recovery, concussion rehab, post stroke rehab, and is a LSVT BIG certified for Parkinson’s Disease rehab. Kristin's interest to become a physiotherapist stemmed from a knee injury playing soccer at the age of 16, and since then she has combined her love of being active and helping people by joining the world of physio.

Kristin moved to Brisbane in 2019 from San Francisco, and has enjoyed exploring Australia the past few years. She loves spending time at the beach, running, hiking and baking! Her favourite Australian snack she has discovered is dark chocolate Tim Tams!