Mummy MOT at Exeter 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 Exeter Hospital by Nancy Osborne, Senior Physiotherapist. Nancy specialises in post-operative rehabilitation as well as assessing and treating persistent back and neck pain, lower and upper limb dysfunction, and various sports injuries. Her treatment approach is holistic and personalised to the individual using specific exercise rehabilitation, soft tissue release, acupuncture and spinal mobilisation techniques.
Alongside her MSK and orthopaedic work, Nancy also has experience in pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological physiotherapy. This includes pelvic floor rehabilitation for bladder dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, pregnancy-related back and pelvic girdle pain, post-natal pelvic floor and abdominal rehab, and post-operative gynaecological rehabilitation.
An initial one-hour assessment is £85 for non-members and £68 for members.
Follow-up appointments are for 30 minutes at £60 for non-members and £48 for members.
Call 01392 262121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a Mummy MOT or find out more information today.