Anna Thompson Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Anna Thompson Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

With 15 years experience in the field of pelvic floor rehabilitation I am passionate about helping p Physiotherapy advice and management of pelvic health conditions through the ages and male pelvic health.

Including; stress urinary incontinence, urgency, urge incontinence, overactive bladder syndrome, light bladder leakage (LBL), prolapse, faecal incontinence, poor bowel control, flatus incontinence, constipation, obstructed defecation, pelvic pain conditions (vulvodynia, vaginismus, dyspareunia, endometrosis), pre-habilitation (strengthening & advice before pelvic surgery), post-pelvic/prostate-surgery, re**us diastases (abdominal separation), pregnancy care, postnatal assessments

Operating as usual

13/10/2021

A fabulous new service coming to Gore for all the mamas up there

A fabulous new service coming to Gore for all the mamas up there

'Right thing to do': ACC reveals changes to cover birth injuries 28/09/2021

'Right thing to do': ACC reveals changes to cover birth injuries

Have you heard the fabulous news? ACC are finally going to cover birth related injuries. We’re still waiting on further details as to what this will look like, but as soon as we know we’ll share it with you all.

'Right thing to do': ACC reveals changes to cover birth injuries

16/09/2021

If you’ve got a spare minute please sign this petition to asking ACC to cover birth injuries, it’s despicable that they don’t.

When a baby is born, whānau and friends gather around to provide kai and help where they can. But one of the more hidden needs of new parents is help coping with the suffering and pain of traumatic births and birth injuries.

There are lots of ways to support new parents, depending on the birth injury. Some can be helped with a few strengthening pilate classes, others might need surgery, and ALL should be covered by ACC.

Sign on to our open letter asking Minister for ACC Carmel Sepuloni to change the law so all parents with birth injuries can get ACC compensation.

https://action.greens.org.nz/better_support_for_birth_injuries

10/09/2021

It’s closing soon. 8pm fri but still time to enter this cool local giveaway of suck pads for when you’re carrying your little human

Giveaway 👐
We all need a wee bit of cheer after the last few weeks. So I have a pair of stunning suck pads and a block of Whittakers Chocolate to give away to one lucky family.

To Enter Giveaway, make sure you;
On Instagram: comment below, or use the hashtag #wovenwomb on a post, or tag Woven Womb, or
On Facebook: share photo in comments below
(Further terms below).
Remember to like this post as well.
You can enter as many times as you like. Each new photo/moment is a new entry.

Share this post and help your mates out.

On Friday I'll draw one entry to win a pair of suck pads, winner can choose from any currently in stock (Chocolate flavour up for choosing too).

What's so cool about suck pads? They're super handy absorbent fabric pads that wrap around the shoulder straps of your buckle or meh Dai carrier and give baby something to suck/chew on instead of the carrier. Easy to wash, easy to fit. They even have a taggy you can attach a toy or dummy to 🙌.
Check out all the current options here https://wovenwomb.co.nz/product-category/accessories/

Terms and Conditions:
1. Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Instagram or Facebook.
2. Winner will be drawn by spreadsheet and random number generator.
3. Entries close 8pm, Friday 10th August 2021 NZST.
4. Winner must be in NZ, postage to urban address included.

07/09/2021

HAPPY WORLD PHYSIO DAY!!!

I honestly love my job, I love being able to help you all achieve your goals and empower you to make the right decision for you about your health.

I feel like I'm doing my best work right now. I'm doing more preventative physio with the postnatal and prostate cancer populations and helping people in a more timely manner to get back to function.

HAPPY WORLD PHYSIO DAY!!!

I honestly love my job, I love being able to help you all achieve your goals and empower you to make the right decision for you about your health.

I feel like I'm doing my best work right now. I'm doing more preventative physio with the postnatal and prostate cancer populations and helping people in a more timely manner to get back to function.

06/09/2021

Welcome to level 2...tomorrow!

I'm excited to get back into clinic tomorrow to see you all again.

If your appointment was cancelled over the lockdown expect a call from me today.

We'll be helping keep you safe with our exceptional cleaning systems, just remember to wear your mask, we'll have ours on.

See you soon

Welcome to level 2...tomorrow!

I'm excited to get back into clinic tomorrow to see you all again.

If your appointment was cancelled over the lockdown expect a call from me today.

We'll be helping keep you safe with our exceptional cleaning systems, just remember to wear your mask, we'll have ours on.

See you soon

Influencer Mama Doctor Jones accepts job in Invercargill 29/08/2021

Influencer Mama Doctor Jones accepts job in Invercargill

New Gynae coming to town. Does anyone follow her???

Influencer Mama Doctor Jones accepts job in Invercargill She works in big hospitals in the US, talks taboo health topics with her 2 million followers and wrangles four children. Now, big-time doctor...

Photos from Anna Thompson Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy's post 28/08/2021

My new toys have finally arrived!!! Bring on level 2 so I can put them to use.
I need to name them, my on at the hospital was called Priscilla. Anyone got any great suggestions

27/08/2021

Unfortunately we’ve had to postpone my trip to Gore next week while we’re at alert level 3. We will however reschedule when we’re able to. Take care everyone

Unfortunately we’ve had to postpone my trip to Gore next week while we’re at alert level 3. We will however reschedule when we’re able to. Take care everyone

22/08/2021

I thought I best do a bit of a lockdown 2.0 update.

I was really hoping this was going to be a brief affair, done and dusted in 3 days...yeah right. But I'd rather weeks than months!

Last lockdown was much simpler as I was only in clinic once a fortnight and worked during lockdown at Kew. This year I'm a lot busier but I've been formulating a plan since Wednesday, all my patients from Wed and Fri have been contacted (if I haven't contacted you and you think I should have please get in touch). And as of next week I'll be doing morning online consults each day, as/if the lockdown is extended I'll contact anyone has has upcoming appointments to discuss a plan for them going forwards.

As for the afternoons, they'll be spent
- Gardening - I've got a big garden and it's my fav pass time #nanaalert, although I've been super busy gardening this winter and for the first time ever I'm on top of the gardens so that'll only afford me 2 days of activity 🌹
- A epic spring clean of the house - Any tips for removing vivid and biro from paint and wall paper??? 😣
- bike rides and rubbish walks with the kiddos - that's right we're weirdos who pick up rubbish when we're out walking 😂
- Lots of baking and cooking - so glad I did my monthly shop before lockdown, it was 8 weeks between supermarkets visits during lockdown 1.0 (I can't be faffed waiting in line so just shop at the local 4 Square, plus I naturally hoard like my mother - but I don't panic buy!)
- Gotta figure out this homeschooling situation - hopefully they're not expecting much for 5yr olds 📚
- Oh and kicking it with Move It-mama before my online clinic each morning.

Wish me luck, 3 kids, 1 dog and possible 2 lambs running around the house... Hopefully the wifi can keep up, we're semirural, no fibre out here!!!

What's everyone else filling their days with?

Stay Safe, Stay Sane and Stay Home xx

P.S. I can't see patients in clinic until we're at alert level 1 or 2

I thought I best do a bit of a lockdown 2.0 update.

I was really hoping this was going to be a brief affair, done and dusted in 3 days...yeah right. But I'd rather weeks than months!

Last lockdown was much simpler as I was only in clinic once a fortnight and worked during lockdown at Kew. This year I'm a lot busier but I've been formulating a plan since Wednesday, all my patients from Wed and Fri have been contacted (if I haven't contacted you and you think I should have please get in touch). And as of next week I'll be doing morning online consults each day, as/if the lockdown is extended I'll contact anyone has has upcoming appointments to discuss a plan for them going forwards.

As for the afternoons, they'll be spent
- Gardening - I've got a big garden and it's my fav pass time #nanaalert, although I've been super busy gardening this winter and for the first time ever I'm on top of the gardens so that'll only afford me 2 days of activity 🌹
- A epic spring clean of the house - Any tips for removing vivid and biro from paint and wall paper??? 😣
- bike rides and rubbish walks with the kiddos - that's right we're weirdos who pick up rubbish when we're out walking 😂
- Lots of baking and cooking - so glad I did my monthly shop before lockdown, it was 8 weeks between supermarkets visits during lockdown 1.0 (I can't be faffed waiting in line so just shop at the local 4 Square, plus I naturally hoard like my mother - but I don't panic buy!)
- Gotta figure out this homeschooling situation - hopefully they're not expecting much for 5yr olds 📚
- Oh and kicking it with Move It-mama before my online clinic each morning.

Wish me luck, 3 kids, 1 dog and possible 2 lambs running around the house... Hopefully the wifi can keep up, we're semirural, no fibre out here!!!

What's everyone else filling their days with?

Stay Safe, Stay Sane and Stay Home xx

P.S. I can't see patients in clinic until we're at alert level 1 or 2

06/08/2021

That one time I got turned into a lifesize breastfeeding cardboard cutout 😍you know you've 'made it' in the world when you're in cardboard cutout form 😂
Has anyone seen me about the place? Last I heard I was in Te Anau, with a clone in Dunedin!

That one time I got turned into a lifesize breastfeeding cardboard cutout 😍you know you've 'made it' in the world when you're in cardboard cutout form 😂
Has anyone seen me about the place? Last I heard I was in Te Anau, with a clone in Dunedin!

[08/06/21]   I hope you're all super proud of your baby feeding journey whatever that looks like. I know this week has been about breastfeeding but whatever your baby feeding journey looks like, you're a super star mama, whether you breastfeed or not 😘

[08/05/21]   Breastfeeding, especially in the early days can be hard work for the upper back, often resulting in pain and discomfort.

Here are my top tips and positions for comfortable feeding

- if sitting, ensure your bottom is right back so your back is against the back of the chair, with your feet touching the floor. Put a pillow of two behind your back if your feet can't quite reach the floor.

- Avoid sitting propped up in bed, instead, try feeding lying on your side. It can be a bit tricky to figure out what to do with your bottom arm though. Try putting it under your pillow/head, or cradling baby, or having it down by your side, everyone prefers something different.

- Laid back breast feeding is an excellent solution for a lot of breastfeeding challenges and is also a great position to prevent getting a sore back.

- If feeding in a traditional cross cradle hold or football hold, have pillow/s under baby so they can take the weight of bubs, not your next and shoulders.

- Get your partner to give you a massage 😉💆‍♀️, or better yet shout yourself to a professional one.

- Stretch your neck regularly, by sitting up tall and taking one ear down to the opposite shoulder, you can apply some extra pressure with your opposite hand also .

- A wheatbag on your neck and shoulders can help easy discomfort.

- Yoga is great for gently moving your body after having a baby, to release the stiffness we can experience from maintaining feeding positions for a long period of time. Here's a great video targeting the neck and shoulders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlo5yzWM7po

- Have you tried feeding standing up? Surprisingly easy, also a great way to feed if you get fidgety while feeding or if getting some low back pain.

05/08/2021

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters are all over NZ, and the world. In Southland we've got an amazing crew which grows each year, with people available all throughout Southland, Te Anau, Gore, Winton, Otautau, Lumsden, Invercargill and more.

These dedicated ladies are here to help you, with any support you might need during your breastfeeding journey from conception to weaning and everything in between.

You can reach them on their website https://www.breastfeedingsos.co.nz/

or their page https://www.facebook.com/Breastfeeding-Support-Southland-The-MILK-Room-Invercargill-148878109149208

The support you receive can be whatever you want it to be, they can visit you at home, it can be on the phone, via txt or messenger or video links, whatever works for you.

They can also be found every Wednesday at The MILK Room which is a free drop in clinic held form 10-11am at the Plunket rooms in Kelvin Street

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters are all over NZ, and the world. In Southland we've got an amazing crew which grows each year, with people available all throughout Southland, Te Anau, Gore, Winton, Otautau, Lumsden, Invercargill and more.

These dedicated ladies are here to help you, with any support you might need during your breastfeeding journey from conception to weaning and everything in between.

You can reach them on their website https://www.breastfeedingsos.co.nz/

or their page https://www.facebook.com/Breastfeeding-Support-Southland-The-MILK-Room-Invercargill-148878109149208

The support you receive can be whatever you want it to be, they can visit you at home, it can be on the phone, via txt or messenger or video links, whatever works for you.

They can also be found every Wednesday at The MILK Room which is a free drop in clinic held form 10-11am at the Plunket rooms in Kelvin Street

[08/05/21]   What's been the hardest thing you've struggled with during your breastfeeding journey?

I always hated the rejection, I said earlier breastfeeding fixed everything, but sometimes it doesn't, like when bubs is overtired and can't figure out what they want 😢

04/08/2021

Come on down tonight to the Corporate Lounge 1 at the Stadium if you're free.

A celebration for World Breastfeeding Week, a short film will play, then there will be a smorgasbord of experts presenting topics relating to the postnatal period and motherhood in general.

See ya there, bring a friend, bring bubs, bring ya mum, meet some cool folks and eat some tasty food #winwin

P.S. Don't worry if you haven’t RSVP'ed, come along anyway :)

Come on down tonight to the Corporate Lounge 1 at the Stadium if you're free.

A celebration for World Breastfeeding Week, a short film will play, then there will be a smorgasbord of experts presenting topics relating to the postnatal period and motherhood in general.

See ya there, bring a friend, bring bubs, bring ya mum, meet some cool folks and eat some tasty food #winwin

P.S. Don't worry if you haven’t RSVP'ed, come along anyway :)

04/08/2021

On tomorrow night.

Hope to see you there, I'll be having a chat with you all about return to exercise in the postpartum period.

On tomorrow night.

Hope to see you there, I'll be having a chat with you all about return to exercise in the postpartum period.

Home Page - Burp: Breastfeeding's Ultimate Refuel Place 04/08/2021

Home Page - Burp: Breastfeeding's Ultimate Refuel Place

Where's your favourite place to feed bubs when out in town?

I would always ensure a stop at the library was on the cards when out in town, great change facilities, private feeding space if you want, or comfy chairs out in the main kids area, plus heaps of magazine/parenting books etc to read while there

Did you know southland and Otago have a great app
https://www.burpapp.co.nz/
which lists all the breastfeeding friendly places /cafes around Southland and Otago, especially good if you're away for a weekend.

Home Page - Burp: Breastfeeding's Ultimate Refuel Place

03/08/2021

I'm down at the MILK Room today. Offering free non-judgemental support with your breastfeeding journey, no matter where you are through the course of things. Come along, say Hi, bring a friend if you want, we can chat pelvic floor if you'd like too 😉
Plunket Rooms, Kelvin Street, 10am-11am
See ya there

I'm down at the MILK Room today. Offering free non-judgemental support with your breastfeeding journey, no matter where you are through the course of things. Come along, say Hi, bring a friend if you want, we can chat pelvic floor if you'd like too 😉
Plunket Rooms, Kelvin Street, 10am-11am
See ya there

03/08/2021

I'm down at the MILK room tomorrow. If you or someone you knows needs a little support with their breastfeeding journey.

I'm down at the MILK room tomorrow. If you or someone you knows needs a little support with their breastfeeding journey.

[08/03/21]   What's the worst thing that has happened to you while breast feeding.

I was feeding a wriggly toddler, I think it was my first born, we were feeding in side lying on the couch, and she (or he) was wriggling round like mad, I warned them they'd fall off the couch... and sure enough they did, while still attached OUCH!!!!!

SRC Recovery Shorts - Black 02/08/2021

SRC Recovery Shorts - Black

During pregnancy our oestrogen levels are high. High oestrogen levels play a role in softening our tissues (muscles, ligaments etc) to accommodate for a growing baby.
When we are breastfeeding our oestrogen levels are much lower. This lowering of oestrogen levels helps our body recoil, and allows our tissues to return to their original positions (well close to!).
When our periods return our oestrogen levels rise again throughout our cycle.

So if you are breastfeeding and have good support to your tummy muscles and pelvic floor muscles breastfeeding can in fact help help reduce a gap in your tummy muscle and prolapse!!!! 🤯
The key is having support ie holding your tummy muscles and pelvic organs in the right position. This can be achieved by your pelvic floor exercises or by wearing compression clothing.

https://srchealth.com/products/src-recovery-shorts
SRC shorts are amazing, they have medical grade compression in them so provide excellent support for the recovering postnatal body.

https://cadenshae.co.nz/?campaignid=1636843375&adgroupid=66193260647&keyword=cadenshae&device=c&gclid=Cj0KCQjw6ZOIBhDdARIsAMf8YyH5fI_bdiWyfAvs1100JUbhrIVsBOJDaAUyRL_0Hn5j9FEJmNHBMM8aAmffEALw_wcB
Cadenshae is a NZ based business, actually run by one of my highschool classmates from Matura #supportlocal, they make amazing stuff for the pregnant and postnatal mother & beyond actually. While their tights etc don't actually have medical grade compression in them, they provide a nice firm supportive fit and are totally beautiful to wear.

SRC Recovery Shorts - Black Pregnancy pushes your body nearly as much as extreme endurance sports. Speeding up recovery after delivery, the peak of this marathon event, is a crucial part in enjoying a healthier motherhood journey for you, your baby and your family. SRC Recovery garments aid in the treatment of C-section wounds...

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