What is a MUMMY MOT?
The Mummy MOT is a comprehensive postnatal examination for women following childbirth. The examination includes an in depth assessment of the function, activation and strength of the postural, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles.
During pregnancy a woman's body goes through anatomical and physiological changes to allow for growth and development of the baby. It is common for women to experience weakness in their abdominal and pelvic floor muscles due to the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy. 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 that women have an initial assessment after their 6-8 week GP check, but we also treat women who gave birth years ago that may still have a tummy gap or related pelvic floor issues.
Mums need to be able to bend, lift, squat and twist to be able to look after their growing baby. They also need to be able to return to exercise or sporting activity in a safe and progressive way.
A Mummy MOT will ensure our modern mums receive the postnatal check they deserve.
Mummy MOT Assessment
Full Body Postural Screen to assess any physical problems arising from Pregnancy or Labour
Stomach Muscle Assessment to check for a Tummy Gap
Pelvic Floor Muscle Assessment (optional Internal Examination)
Screening for Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Dysfunction
A bespoke Postnatal programme based on Assessment Findings
Written Report of Advice & Findings
Mummy MOT Follow Ups
Follow up appointments are Recommended based on Mummy MOT assessment findings and specific to your postnatal concerns/symptoms or your short and long term postnatal goals.