Therapists of New Farm Physiotherapy

Meet our team at New Farm Physiotherapy!

Rebecca Duhig

Rebecca Duhig

Principal Physiotherapist

Rebecca Duhig has had over 35 years of experience as a physiotherapist and has treated the population of New Farm since 1998. Rebecca has developed a clinical practice that treats the full gamut of musculo-skeletal problems. The emphasis of treatment is on thorough analysis of the problem and hands on treatment.

Time spent explaining the issues and giving the client “take home” management strategies form an essential part of the process. The aim of treatment is for the client to walk out with less pain and a clear understanding of how they can facilitate their recovery.

Ongoing professional development, being up to date with the latest research and keeping in touch with colleagues through a select and highly stimulating Study Group have enabled Rebecca to stay professionally fresh and active.

Karen Whistler

Karen 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.

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