Our Team - Cromwell Physiotherapy, Cromwell, Central Otago

We have a capable and experienced team of physiotherapists with post-graduate qualifications in a range of areas including sports medicine and acupuncture. Our friendly team are moving with the times and participate in frequent physiotherapy professional development. With our broad scope of practice, we place a high priority on attending a wide spectrum of the latest courses and workshops.


Ellen Smoothy, Cromwell Physiotherapy, Cromwell, Central Otago

Ellen Smoothy – Ellen Smoothy: Ellen is an experienced physiotherapist who is also qualified as an Acupuncturist. Ellen completed her Post Graduate Certificated in Sports Medicine in 1992 and in 2012 she completed the Otago University Post Graduate Certificate of Physiotherapy Endorsed in Occupational Health Physiotherapy. Ellen has been living and working in Cromwell since 1986 and enjoys cycling, running, kayaking, swimming and skiing.


Gemma Kensington, Cromwell Physiotherapy, Cromwell, Central Otago

Anke Staufenberg - Anke gained a diploma of physiotherapy in Germany in 1991. In 2000 Anke moved to New Zealand and has since completed her Batchelor of Physiotherapy at Otago University in 2014. Anke is currently completing her post graduate certificate in occupational health. Anke enjoys spending time with family and completing outdoor activities.

Judy McGraw, Cromwell Physiotherapy, Cromwell, Central Otago

Donna Ferguson - Donna Ferguson is our Admin/Receptionist at Cromwell Physiotherapy. She commenced employment with WorkRehab/Cromwell Physio in June 2015. Donna and her family relocated to Cromwell in late 2014. Prior to her move she worked for the University of Otago as an administrator. Donna is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher (now retired) and holds a Bachelor of Education degree. Donna enjoys the outdoors, boating & fishing, swimming and American classic cars. Donna loves her move to Central Otago – she feels she truly lives in “Paradise” !