WHAT IS A MUMMY MOT?
The Mummy MOT is a specialist post natal assessment recommended for all women following a natural or C- section delivery - whether 6 weeks or many years after.
The Mummy MOT includes a comprehensive assessment of posture, pelvic floor muscles, stomach muscles and GPA, scar concerns and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Trained specialists assesses the strength and function of the tummy and pelvic floor muscles to help prevent long-term childbirth related complaints.
The Mummy MOT involves an assessment of the tummy gap and pelvic floor which will enable a bespoke post-natal recovery programme plan tailored to specific needs allowing women to regain stability and optimum function.
WHO NEEDS A MUMMY MOT?
In short, most Postnatal women would benefit from a Mummy MOT.
After having a baby, half of all women experience weakness in both the abdominal muscles or pelvic floor muscles, and over a third suffer with chronic pelvic pain.
This can cause instability or poor core strength leading to women developing pelvic or back pain or bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. These conditions should not be something you should just put up with as a result of having a baby.
It is recommended for all women following child birth, so whether you are 6 weeks or 6 years post childbirth the Mummy MOT is for you. Advice on safe exercises is given as well as the best post natal exercises.
Mums need to bend, squat and lift so the Mummy MOT provides a post natal recovery programme including lifestyle and fitness goals, so they can return to the activities they enjoy after having a baby.
WHAT DOES A MUMMY MOT INVOLVE?
A 1 hour post-natal assessment of your abdominal and pelvic area with a fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist and Mummy MOT practitioner.
An assessment of any physical problems of these areas from pregnancy and birth.
In depth check of pelvic floor strength and tummy gap.
Bespoke post-natal recovery programme devised especially for you, your lifestyle and fitness goals. This will include specific post natal exercises to improve stability, posture and core strength.
Cost: £70 including assessment and recovery programme.