The Mummy MOT is an in-depth postnatal assessment that assesses the strength and function of the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles following childbirth.
Most women experience muscle weakness of the abdominals and pelvic floor after pregnancy and delivery, even after a caesarean section.
As a result, many women go on to develop poor posture, pelvic organ prolapse, back and pelvic pain, altered bladder and bowel control and even sexual problems and these can persist if they are left untreated. These conditions, however, aren’t an inevitability of childbirth or something you have to live with forever.
Juggling a new baby/child and trying to get your body and fitness back is challenging. You may have lots of questions relating to recovery and what you are physically able to do; plus doing the wrong types of exercise can lead to more harm than good.
Who is the Mummy MOT suitable for?
The Mummy MOT is suitable from 6 weeks post-delivery, or even several years later, there can be huge benefits to undergoing a postnatal examination and specialised rehabilitation programme.
What does the Mummy MOT include?
The Mummy MOT is performed by a specialist post natal Physiotherapist and includes:
A thorough assessment of your body
Checks your pelvic floor muscles function and tummy muscles separation/weakness
Assesses any physical problems arising from pregnancy and birth
Personalised advice on returning to exercise and an individualised exercise programme
How much does the Mummy MOT cost?
New consultations are £75 and £90 for two follow up appointments.
No GP referral is required. You can book an appointment with our specialist post natal Physiotherapist for an in depth initial assessment to see how our treatments can help you.