Contact us

01273 627011

What is Mummy MOT?

The Mummy MOT is a specialised post-natal assessment recommended for all women following delivery – from 6 weeks to many years later. A trained specialist assesses the strength and function of the tummy and pelvic floor muscles to help prevent long-term childbirth related complaints such as incontinence, low back pain and ‘mummy tummy’.

What does Mummy MOT include?

  • 1-hour post-natal assessment with a specialist physiotherapist
  • 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, your lifestyle and fitness goals. This includes specific and safe post-natal exercises to improve stability, posture and core strength

Who needs a Mummy MOT?

After having a baby, half of all women have a weakness in either their tummy or pelvic floor area, while over a third suffer from complex pelvic pain. This can create instability and weak core strength and results in altered transfer load, back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness.

A Mummy MOT helps women avoid these distressing and often embarrassing symptoms. The assessment by a specialist physiotherapist of the tummy gap and pelvic floor enables the creation of a bespoke post-natal recovery plan devised especially for the woman, her lifestyle and fitness goals, including specific and safe post-natal exercises to regain stability and optimum function.

It is performed at Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital by Claire Higgins, Physiotherapist and Pelvic (Women’s) Health Specialist. She holds a BSc in Physiotherapy and is experienced in treating such conditions as stress and urge incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and helping women recover from gynaecological surgery. 

An initial one-hour assessment is £72. Follow up appointments are for 30 minutes at £49.

Mummy MOT assessments and appointments are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Call 01273 627011 to book a Mummy MOT or find out more information today.