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

[08/01/21]   What's you're favourite thing about breastfeeding?

I'll start... I love having that 1on1 time with a perfect excuse to cuddle 😍
Ohhh I love that 'milky' (that's what we call it in our house) fixes everything,!!!

29/07/2021

Next week is world breastfeeding week.

Check out the Invercargill event below, yours truely will be doing a little presentation too. Any requests? I was thinking ‘exercising after birth’

Mother’s Milk, Mother’s Wisdom - Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week!

Having a supportive presence helps you to stay on the course of breastfeeding. Documentary film ‘Mother’s Milk, Mother’s Wisdom’ aims to inform moms and their whānau about the challenges of breastfeeding and ways to overcome them.

This film is open to public. Registration is recommended to assist with planning.

INVERCARGILL
5th August 2021, Thursday 7 – 9 pm
ILT Stadium Southland, Corporate Lounge 1
RSVP to [email protected]

DUNEDIN
6th August 2021, Friday 11 am
Otago Museum, Barclay Theatre
RSVP to [email protected]

QUEENSTOWN
6th August 2021, Friday 6.30 pm
Nadi Wellness Queenstown
Register at https://www.facebook.com/events/217070180192294/?ti=ls

For more info, please email [email protected]

07/07/2021

I'm finally getting off my butt and putting myself first and getting back into exercise properly (it's been way too long) so have signed up to Move it Mama this morning.

I reviewed Move it Mama at the end of last year and loved them, their work outs, their philosophy, their lifestyle, all of it. I knew they were the home based exercise class that I wanted to give my hard earned money to.

I started reviewing exercise programs last year, and still have a massive list to get through...however the list has been MIA the past 6 months (Kids 🤦🏽‍♀) and I hate doing things twice, so I refuse to make another list, I have to find the original list, so until then my exercise is about me - I'm amazing at finding excuses, my excuse for not exercising so far this year has been 'because i should be working through my missing review list' 😂 - wait... it'll show up now!

I recently also relinquished some additional responsibility's which was taking a lot of my time and focus, without any reward, which has been so good for my soul. I'm the type of person who needs to implement positive changes as my 'me time', I'm really good at doing nothing 'me time' all of the time, like having a bath and eating junk food (like every night), but my best 'me time' is when I re-evaluate my life and make positive, hopefully permanent changes.

If now is your time to make a change, come join me, these girls are amazing!

EDIT: This offer has now closed.

❤️💛💚💙💜

Welcome to our first ever official ‘refer a friend’ evening! We want YOU and alllll your mates to come and exercise with us.

We believe exercise is actually something we need to do to get the most out of life. And what better way than let us three sisters guide you. 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼

⭐️ HOW ⭐️

(Sign up via our website www.moveitmama.co.nz before 11 July and be sure to tell us your friend who’s referred you when requesting the Facebook group)!

✔️ If you're already a Move it Mama member:

- If you're already a member, refer a friend to join, and you (the existing member) will have your most recent payment refunded. When your friend joins, they will also have the $10 they pay on joining, refunded*. Upon joining via our website, your friend will be directed to join the Move it Mama private Facebook group. When submitting this request, they MUST enter their email address, and your name (as the existing member), in the text box, AND select 'refer a friend' from the check list options.

✖️ If you're not yet a Move it Mama member:

- Join Move it Mama via our website, along with a friend, and you will both receive a refund on the $10 you pay on sign up. On joining, you will be directed to join the Move it Mama private Facebook group. When submitting this request, you BOTH MUST enter your email address and the name of the friend you're joining with, AND select 'refer a friend' from the check list options.

*all refunds will be instructed before Friday 16th July

COMMENT AND LIKE AND SHARE AND TAG AWAY SO EVERYONE CAN SEE THIS PLEASE!

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28/06/2021

I’ve turned off online booking for the time being…having patients book appointments for December was just a little bit too far in advance!

I’ve activated a waiting list instead, there is a 3-4month wait currently, for new patients. I can however see urgent patients in a more timely manner when required.

I would strongly recommend if you are wanting to book a postnatal pelvic floor check to book this well before baby is born to avoid missing out and to ensure you can return to your chosen exercise as soon as it is safe to do so.

Thank you so much for all your support guys, you’re keep me very busy, which I LOVE. Hopefully this waiting list system will ensure a more fair distribution of appointments. Just give me a call or flick me a message/email/txt to jump on the waiting list.

Thanks for your understanding

I’ve turned off online booking for the time being…having patients book appointments for December was just a little bit too far in advance!

I’ve activated a waiting list instead, there is a 3-4month wait currently, for new patients. I can however see urgent patients in a more timely manner when required.

I would strongly recommend if you are wanting to book a postnatal pelvic floor check to book this well before baby is born to avoid missing out and to ensure you can return to your chosen exercise as soon as it is safe to do so.

Thank you so much for all your support guys, you’re keep me very busy, which I LOVE. Hopefully this waiting list system will ensure a more fair distribution of appointments. Just give me a call or flick me a message/email/txt to jump on the waiting list.

Thanks for your understanding

14/05/2021

Covid has had some bonuses, like the availability of online training, where previously it would have been a trip to Aus.
But when you’re struggling to stay awake halfway through day 1 of a 2 day course...it’s time for SNACKS!

Covid has had some bonuses, like the availability of online training, where previously it would have been a trip to Aus.
But when you’re struggling to stay awake halfway through day 1 of a 2 day course...it’s time for SNACKS!

09/05/2021

Wishing you all a happy Mother’s Day , wherever you are on your motherhood journey xx

Wishing you all a happy Mother’s Day , wherever you are on your motherhood journey xx

20/04/2021

Vaccination #1 ✅

Vaccination #1 ✅

Photos from Anna Thompson Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy's post 12/04/2021

I was incredibly privileged to be asked to present at our (pelvic floor physio’s) national conference over the weekend in Wellington. It was such a great experience and well beyond anything I’ve done before.

06/04/2021

While working for the NHS in the UK, they enabled their staff to do a days volunteer work a year. I loved this concept, some businesses in NZ do the same. I decided once I started working for myself I wanted to be able to do some volunteer work and give something back.

So tomorrow morning I’ll be away from clinic volunteering at The MILK Room. I trained as a breastfeeding peer supporter nearly 5 years ago.

If you or someone you know is in need of some TLC on their breastfeeding journey, come on down and say ‘Hi’ 🤱🏻

The Milk Room is now open every Wednesday!🎉 Pop in between 10am -11am for breastfeeding support or to meet other local mums and babies 🤱☕️

03/03/2021

I love this. I work with a lot of new mums over that first year of motherhood, and I see the struggles they go through as they find and accept their new self.
Be kind to yourselves mama’s, I can be hard to loose the old you but the new you is capable of extraordinary feats xx

20/02/2021

The need to improve post-birth rehabilitation for Kiwi women

Photos from Anna Thompson Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy's post 02/02/2021

My little side kicks headed off to school for their first day today 😢

28/01/2021

PREGGY WORKOUTS!

We have run pregnancy workouts for a long time now within Move it Mama - for TWO years!

Jess (my sister) is 34 weeks pregnant with number two. She is a qualified PT and has done a lot of study focusing on exercising while pregnant and after.

Here is the full review from Anna, a pelvic floor physio and we couldn’t be more proud of what she observed during her time in Move it Mama.

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“Move It Mama have been massively accomodating, allowing me access to their programs for free for a short period to test them out, they have also been really receptive of the feedback I have provided them which is a sign of real professionals who actually care about you and want to do the best by you.

So what do they do: there are 3 sisters running a variety of home based programs, including;
- Pregnancy/Postpartum - which I reviewed
- Back to Basics - this is a slower paced program focussing on your technique with your exercises while still getting a good workout. I love this concept, if you want to get the most out of your exercise then you must have the right technique!
- High Intensity - Your traditional HIIT type program
- Strength - less cardio more muscle building
- Jam - mix of cardio & strength
- Stretch

From the workouts I completed these girls are doing a fab job, they're just normal (although super fit - I have major quad definition envy) Mums, the kids are often present during the workouts, which sounds hetic, but it works great. They are superwomen at multi-tasking, they chat throughout the workouts, normally I hate chat during a workout because it means the workout stops and you have to wait until the chat has finished, but these ladies are pros at chatting and continuing to exercise. I actually really liked the chat, I could see that if you're feeling isolated in the postnatal days that you could feel less alone as it's like a wee friendship developing, also you get some parenting tips along the way, always a bonus!

The pregnancy/postnatal classes go for 20min (short and sweet), there is excellent instruction at the beginning of the workouts, and they are spot on with their description of the pelvic floor and deep abdominal activation - this is a real skill. Jess who does these workouts has had additional training in pregnancy/postpartum exercise.

There are a key group of exercises that are utilised which are always adapted and changed up to keep the program interesting, these are focused more on strength (compared to previously reviewed programs) rather than cardio, and strength is more important during the pregnancy and postnatal period, they stay away from any ab and impact exercises and never mention weight loss which is perfect. The classes are self paced, ie you do an exercise for a set time rather than trying to keep up with the instructor. This program is ideal to start at 6 weeks postnatal.

The membership is so affordable at just $10 a month with access to unlimited workout videos, which is so good when you're on maternity leave and limited income.

When you join you get access to a closed page where the videos are uploaded, you can do them live or at a later date, and once you find the topic tab at the bottom of the videos, it's really easy to search for past videos that you want. A few weeks ago they had an open week, if you scroll through their main page you'll find a series of videos you can try out, in lieu of a trial period.

I really liked these guys, I'm not going to lie the cost is a major factor in this, but their classes are fab too. I wish I had found them during my pregnancies/postnatal periods, and there is a good chance I'll be joining them in the near future.”

♥️♥️♥️

PS how beautiful is my sissy! Just took this photo a minute ago. We are at my parents house this morning and it’s beautiful. X

Anna Thompson Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

17/01/2021

Welcome back for 2021!
I hope you all had a fabulous holiday period, we spent some quality family time in our favourite places Papatowai & Stewart Island.
I’m back on deck in clinic today & am excited to see you all again.
Here’s to an amazing year 🎉

23/12/2020

That’s a wrap for the year. And what a year, while it’s had its bumps along the way, I’ve absolutely loved 2020, this plunge I took to work for myself has been better than I ever imagined, I love being able to help you all live your lives to the fullest, it’s really the best feeling getting to do what you love each and everyday.
I want to thank you again for your amazing support. And wish you all the very merriest of Christmas’ with your loved ones, how lucky are we in NZ!
See you in 2021

moveitmama.co.nz 22/12/2020

Move it Mama

REVIEW 2: MOVE IT MAMA

Firstly, I am still trying to work my way through exercise programmes, however between my time poor life and trying to get access to programs this may end up being a 12 month process rather than a 12 week process!

Move It Mama have been massively accomodating, allowing me access to their programs for free for a short period to test them out, they have also been really receptive of the feedback I have provided them which is a sign of real professionals who actually care about you and want to do the best by you.

Quick reminder; 6 weeks rest after having a baby guys! Just walking, pelvic floor exercises and NAPS for those 6 weeks. From then you can restart low impact exercise, avoiding any running, jumping & sit ups for at least 3 months. ALWAYS listen to the instructor and your body when doing exercise classes, focus on your technique and rebuilding strength in that first year after a baby, weight loss can wait.

So what do they do. There are 3 sisters running a variety of home based programs, including;
- Pregnancy/Postpartum - which I reviewed
- Back to Basics - this is a slower paced program focussing on your technique with your exercises while still getting a good workout. I love this concept, if you want to get the most out of your exercise then you must have the right technique!
- High Intensity - Your traditional HIIT type program
- Strength - less cardio more muscle building
- Jam - mix of cardio & strength
- Stretch

From the workouts I completed these girls are doing a fab job, they'll just normal (although super fit - I have major Quads definition envy) Mums, the kids are often present during the workouts, which sounds hetic, but it works great. They are superwomen at multi-tasking, they chat throughout the workouts, normally I hate chat during a workout because it means the workout stops and you have to wait until the chat has finished, but these ladies are pros at chatting and continuing to exercise. I actually really liked the chat, I could see that if you're feeling isolated in the postnatal days that you could feel less alone as it's like a wee friendship developing, also you get some parenting tips along the way, always a bonus!

The pregnancy/postnatal classes go for 20min (short and sweet), there is excellent instruction at the beginning of the workouts, and they are spot on with their description of the pelvic floor and deep abdominal activation - this is a real skill. Jess who does these workouts has had additional training in pregnancy/postpartum exercise. There isn't as much cueing to engage the deep core during the workouts as I'd like (remember I'm fussy), but Jess was very receptive to feedback and was keen to include more. There are a key group of exercises that are utilised which are always adapted and changed up to keep the program interesting, these are focused more on strength (compared to previously reviewed programs) rather than cardio, and strength is more important during the pregnancy and postnatal period, they stay away from any ab and impact exercises and never mention weight loss which is perfect. The classes are self paced, ie you do an exercise for a set time rather than trying to keep up with the instructor. This program is ideal to start at 6 weeks postnatal.

The membership is so affordable at just $10 a month with access to unlimited workout videos, which is so good when you're on maternity leave and limited income. They have a website but they run their workouts through Facebook, which is probably why they're able to keep their prices down. When you join you get access to a closed page where the videos are uploaded, you can do them live or at a later date, and once you find the topic tab at the bottom of the videos (it took me a while!) it's really easy to search for past videos that you want. A few weeks ago they had an open week, if you scroll through their main page you'll find a series of videos you can try out, in lieu of a trial period.

I really liked these guys, I'm not going to lie the cost is a major factor in this, but their classes are fab too. I wish I had found them during my pregnancies/postnatal periods, and there is a good chance I'll be joining them in the near future. Christmas present to yourselves ladies....

https://www.moveitmama.co.nz

moveitmama.co.nz While raising my 4 little boys, 20 minutes of exercise was what helped reinvigorate me and give me confidence. This is how Move it Mama started. I needed my exercise regime to be simple, affordable and accessible.

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