About Trish Duke ...
Physical therapist, founder, designer and escort
for Jewish tours and Christian tours in Israel
First and foremost...Trish has been a friend of Israel for decades and visited 13 times by 2019!
She is a member of FOIWA (Friends of Israel in Western Australia) and also a member of
CCJWA (Council of Christians and Jews in Western Australia)
In the beginning...
Trish was born in Yorkshire ...which excuses her dry, whacky sense of humour!
In 1971 she graduated as a physical therapist (Physio in English)
and since then has worked and lived in 5 countries, on three continents.
Trish now resides in Western Australia to lap up the sunshine...and avoid the British winters!
Like many tour leaders, she travels up to Israel to escort the tours from Tel Aviv.
Trish has traveled extensively around Israel for over 14 years... and can't wait to get back!
Her work experiences have made a good 'recipe' for understanding and managing physical challenges
that her tour guests bring with them.
University tutor and guest lecturer for post-grad medicine:
- Alternative & Complementary medicine
- Palliative Care
Certified Australian Cancer Council support group facilitator
Senior First Aid training
Author of ‘Mastectomy Recovery’ the best-selling e-book series on Amazon.com in the
Oncology (cancer), pain control and lymphedema categories
Presenter of the 'Healthy Living' community radio program for 6 years.
Award-winning producer/presenter of the ‘Dying to Live' documentary series about how
cancer patients and their loved ones coped with the diagnosis and treatments.
Writer and developer of the DEEP program for ECU University research on cancer fatigue.
(DEEP stands for Duke Energizing Exercise Program)
Presenter and producer of health education DVD’s:
- ‘How to physically recovery after a Mastectomy’
- ‘50 Ways to Feel Better with Cancer & Other Diseases’
- ‘20 Ways for Seniors to Stay Independent & Mobile’
- ‘Dying to Live’ documentary series
- ‘Rest & Restore’ relaxation and meditation’ CD
Graduate of Rhema Bible School, South Africa 1984
Licenced Minister with AFCM Global
Founder of www.EasyIsraelTours.com
Winner of 'International Leadership' category of VUPAP awards
for 'Emerging Women in Leadership' November 2019 in Perth, Australia.
The judges liked the unique tours to Israel, catering for seniors and elderly
guests, but also because Trish is starting to change the pace and itineraries
of regular tours by training existing guides.
85 year old Ivy managed our tour with a walker!
Here she is on the top of Masada.
She wrote to Trish a long letter that included....
"I just want you to know that I had the most wonderful time
due to your caring and the amount of dedication and fore-thought
that you had put into organizing the whole tour.
It was all so memorable and a lifetime experience!
I was amazed at the fulfillment I felt when we drove into Jerusalem...
as if my whole being had been blessed and opened up...
A very special end to the tour was planting a tree in memory of my
Ivy is happy to talk to you personally by email
Lucinda (with Eddie) wrote...
I now read the Gospels in technicolour (instead of black and white) after being in Israel.
Highlights for me include...the boat trip on the Galilee, the Dead Sea,
Night Spectacular show in Jerusalem, communion at the Garden tomb, planting a tree.
In all it was a truly special and memorable trip. Thank you, thank you, thank you xx
Geoff, (far right) who was on his second visit to the Holy land wrote: "Going to Israel gives the scriptures
a fuller meaning as the mental pictures are clearer." He couldn't name any highlights, just said everything
was amazing, great or moving!
Vivian (4th in from the right) said..." Thank you for looking after us so well and your courtesy and kindness.
I loved Israel so much and wished I'd discovered it 30 years ago.
Highlights for me were the Western Wall, the Dead Sea and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Pauline and Peter, Libby and the Murrells talk about Trish as a tour leader on
a day tour in Australia ...
a day tour in Australia ...
The Murrell's recommendation...
We’re pleased to tell you how well Trish Duke looked after us on a day tour last year.
She constantly ensured that we were safe and comfortable and was always there
to lend a hand when necessary. Trish made the tour fun and entertaining.
She tuned into our every need and was very caring of our welfare throughout the tour.
We can thoroughly recommend taking a tour with Trish.
You will be safe in her hands as tour leader.
Testimonials for Trish as a Mobile Physio
Trish Duke is an excellent Community Physiotherapist. I have known and worked with her for 7 years.
She has a strong desire to see every client reach their maximum potential for enabling them to be as
independent as possible in their home environment. She works well with other health professionals to
reach common goals with the client. Trish has well developed assessment and treatment techniques and will refer clients
for additional treatment and intervention when required, therefore always looking for the best intervention for the person.
Trish’s excellent communication skills give her the ability to work intimately with clients working out a suitable treatment plan
and long term goals. I have always enjoyed working with Trish as part of the Community Rehabilitation Team with the common
goal of maximising independence for our clients.
Carmel Bambach, Perth, Australia, Bch App Sc OT (Occupational therapist)
Trish Duke has worked as a mobile physiotherapist for a number of years. 9 years ago, I contacted her with regards to providing
treatment for my mother. Trish always performed her role with a high degree of professionalism and expertise.
Over time Trish and mum developed a strong rapport and friendship. Mum often called Trish regarding health issues and always
received considerate and kind responses. Trish could always be relied upon to provide ongoing support and appropriate treatments.
Her expertise and willingness to access any other support that mum required helped mum to maintain her mobility and independence.
Trish has happily, respectfully and competently treated and supported my mum over the years and would offer all of her clients the
Pauline Hatton, Yanchep, Western Australia
Following total knee surgery, I needed physiotherapy and decided to ask Trish Duke to come to my house. I was so glad I did.
Trish is a lovely person and so good at her profession, and she helped me so much. After my surgery to the other knee, I had
no hesitation in calling Trish and again she did a great job, and I can thoroughly recommend her.
Isabel 'Ann' Kothstein, Two Rocks, Western Australia