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!

Karen Whistler

Karen Whistler

Physiotherapist

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.

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