Mummy MOT

Who Needs a Mummy MOT?

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A Mummy MOT is the Postnatal Check You Deserve

Up to 50% of all mothers experience post-pregnancy weakness in both the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and up to one third have a tummy gap at eight weeks post-delivery.  These factors may result in instability or poor core strength and could contribute to pelvic or back pain as well as potentially bladder, bowel and/or sexual dysfunction. Conditions which no one should have to just put up with as a result of having a baby.

It’s recommended that women have an initial assessment at 6-8 weeks postnatal, but we also treat women who gave birth years ago that may still have a tummy gap or related pelvic floor issues.

What Does a Mummy MOT Involve?

Postnatal Check-up

Your session will be carried out by one of our practitioners who is fully trained in postnatal care and licensed to carry out a Mummy MOT.  Mothers require the flexibility to bend, squat, and lift, which is why we offer postnatal clinical support and functional workouts for women who have given birth, regardless of the time elapsed since delivery

1-Hour Assessment

This includes:

  • Full postural screen.
  • Assessment of your pelvic floor.
  • Examination of your Abdominal muscles and a check for any separation.
  • A bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction screening.

Follow Up

  • Guidance and instruction on safe practices, including proper techniques for lifting your infant or manoeuvring a pram.
  • Tailored rehabilitation plan designed around your objectives and individual lifestyle considerations.
  • Detailed documentation summarising the results and conclusions from your evaluation.