Mummy MOT at Bristol Hospital
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 Bristol Hospital by Hayley Saunders, Senior Physiotherapist. Hayley specialises in pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological physiotherapy, which includes pelvic floor rehabilitation for bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, and post-operative gynaecological rehabilitation. Hayley also has many years experience of working in a variety of specialist musculoskeletal settings, including with sports teams and spinal clinics.
An initial one-hour assessment is £85. Follow-up appointments are for 30 minutes at £60.
Mummy MOT assessments and appointments are available from Wednesday to Friday.
Call 0117 906 4887 to book a Mummy MOT or find out more information today.