Anna Thompson,

BPhty PGDipHealSc PGCertHealSc NZRPT

Anna qualified from the Otago School of Physiotherapy in 2005, and as cliche as it sounds pelvic floor physiotherapy is her calling. "Pelvic floor physiotherapy is immensely rewarding, I know I can make a real difference to patient's quality of life and their relationships with their loved ones" (Anna).

Anna entered the field of pelvic floor physiotherapy early on in her career at Southland Hospital. After a couple of years gaining valuable experience she left on her OE and worked in both Brisbane and London in her chosen field. On returning home two years later she returned to Southland Hospital and completed her post graduate certificate and diploma, through Otago University, endorsed in continence management. She continues to work at Southland Hospital and enjoys close working relationships with consultant surgeons and other health professionals. The decision to extend into the private sector was driven by a need for advanced care available to the people of Southland suffering with pelvic pain, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunctions.

Anna is a born and bred Southlander, married to a local boy and has three young children. Despite time away for university and her OE, Southland is where Anna's heart lies, there is no better place to raise a family and she's excited to be providing quality care for those in the Southland region. When not working Anna can be found out and about exploring parks, bush walks and beaches with the kids, pottering in her garden or off camping.

"Your profession is what 

you're put here on earth 

to do"

Vincent van Gogh