Who Needs a Mummy MOT® ?
The Postnatal Check You Deserve
Up to half of all women experience weakness in both the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles after pregnancy and up to a third still have a tummy gap at eight weeks post-birth. 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’s 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.
About the Mummy MOT®
A Mummy MOT is a specialist postnatal examination for women following both vaginal and C-section deliveries. It will assess how your posture, pelvic floor muscles and stomach muscles are recovering after childbirth. Your Mummy MOT physiotherapist will provide you with gentle exercises and treatment to help with your recovery – and get you back on track with your fitness goals.
Our practitioner Alice is fully trained and licensed to carry out a Mummy MOT®. Mums need to bend, squat and lift so we provide clinical postnatal care and functional exercises for our clients following birth (no matter how long ago).
1-Hour Assessment (£90)
- Full postural screen.
- Pelvic floor muscle assessment.
- Abdominal muscle exam to check for any separation.
- Screening for bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction.
Follow Up (30 minutes £60)
- Education and advice on safe activities such as lifting your baby or pushing a buggy.
- Bespoke rehabilitation programme with your goals and lifestyle factors in mind.
- Written report on the findings of your assessment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our most frequently asked questions from postnatal women are answered below. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please get in touch with East Cliff and ask to talk to Alice – Contact us
Absolutely! The Mummy MOT® is for all women who have given birth and still suffering in some way. The sooner you make an appointment, the sooner your symptoms and issues will be alleviated. However, it is never too late to make an appointment.
The Mummy MOT® includes an internal pelvic examination and you will be required to remove the bottom half of your clothing. You will be asked to sign a consent form or give a verbal agreement before the exam takes place.
The initial consultation can take up to an hour. It may take longer depending on your situation and symptoms. Follow up times will be discussed with you.
There is a lot to cover during the initial assessment and we like you to relax and concentrate on yourself as much as possible, therefore it is advisable that you come by yourself. However, if you need to bring someone with you, especially if you can’t get someone to look after your little one, we are more than happy to have them join you but please let us know in advance.
Absolutely, please contact East Cliff directly via email or telephone & Alice will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions– Contact us