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 Ipswich Hospital by Teodora Aysakova, a Senior Musculoskeletal and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. She was trained by Maria Elliot, one of the leading experts in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and founder of The Mummy MOT.
An initial one-hour assessment is £85. Follow-up appointments are for 30 minutes at £60.
Mummy MOT assessments and appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Senior Physiotherapist Teodora Aysakova MCSP HCPC.