The Mummy MOT®
The Mummy MOT® is a post-natal assessment recommended for women following both vaginal and caesarean deliveries, whether 6 weeks, 8 weeks, or even many years after birth.
In countries like France, this review is considered a standard post-natal rehabilitation treatment for every new mother. It enables a medical practitioner to check how your posture, pelvic floor muscles and stomach muscles are healing after your little one has arrived, then recommend interventions to speed up your recovery if you are still feeling uncomfortable or experiencing pain.
During your Mummy MOT®, our women’s health physiotherapists will assess the strength and function of the tummy and pelvic floor muscles. From here, they will suggest exercises and other treatment methods to help manage your current symptoms, get you back to full fitness, and prevent long-term childbirth-related complaints.
We operate women’s health physiotherapy clinics in Greenwich and Moorgate, and welcome patients from across London and the surrounding areas.
What does The Mummy MOT® Include?
- 90 minutes postnatal assessment
- In-depth check of pelvic floor strength and tummy gap
- Assessment of any physical problems arising from pregnancy and birth
- A bespoke post-natal recovery programme devised especially for you to help you achieve your lifestyle and fitness goals. Your plan of action will include specific and safe post-natal exercises that will improve your stability, posture and core strength.
What does The Mummy MOT® treat?
Musculoskeletal pregnancy related conditions that are still causing discomfort after having a baby, like:
- Pelvic girdle pain (PGP), symphysis pubis (SPD) and sacroiliac dysfunction (SIJ)
- Carpal Tunnel and De Quervain Syndrome (Mother’s wrist and thumb)
- Coccyx pain
- Back, rib and neck pain
Pelvic floor dysfunctions such as:
- Bladder and bowel incontinence
- Pelvic floor muscles tightness and weakness
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse
- Blocked ducts
- Breast engorgement
- Discomfort or pain from a caesarean scar, episiotomy, tear
- Separation of the abdominal muscles (a condition known as diastasis recti)