Mummy MOT with Uxbridge Charter Physiotherapy

Understanding Your Post-Baby Body

Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby. Navigating this new chapter in life, be it your first or a subsequent addition, can be a journey filled with learning, especially in terms of understanding your pelvic health and musculoskeletal conditions post-childbirth.

The Mummy MOT, offered at Uxbridge Charter Physiotherapy, is a thorough assessment intended to address concerns related to your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, which are often impacted following pregnancy and childbirth.

Our expert women’s health physiotherapist, Laura, specialises in identifying and addressing imbalances, weaknesses, or dysfunctions that may arise post-childbirth and provides this service. The Mummy MOT includes an examination of your pelvic floor muscles, an evaluation for bladder and bowel weaknesses, and an assessment of your abdominal muscles for diastasis recti (tummy gap).

Tailored Recovery Plans with a Mummy MOT

The Mummy MOT at Uxbridge Charter Physiotherapy aims to craft a tailored postnatal recovery plan for you. This plan may encompass pelvic floor exercises, abdominal strengthening routines, manual therapy, and a bespoke rehabilitation programme to enhance your core and pelvic floor strength and overall musculoskeletal health. This approach is designed to mitigate long-term complications such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction.

After childbirth, it's common for many women to experience muscular pain and weakness, with 50% encountering weakness in their pelvic floor or abdominal muscles. These challenges can impact your daily life and recovery, especially when caring for a newborn. The Mummy MOT is designed to assist in overcoming these issues and safely regaining strength.

What are the benefits of a Mummy MOT?

One of the primary benefits of the Mummy MOT is the expert, individualised advice provided by our specialist physiotherapist, including exercise recommendations and intervention strategies to manage symptoms and regain fitness.

Moreover, the Mummy MOT offers reassurance and a deeper understanding of your postnatal health, guiding you towards comprehensive recovery.

Pelvic Floor Health is critical to your well-being, particularly after childbirth. The pelvic floor muscles support pelvic organs, maintain bladder and bowel control, and contribute to sexual function. These muscles can weaken during pregnancy and childbirth, leading to issues like incontinence, pain, and prolapse. The Mummy MOT includes guidance on pelvic floor exercises to enhance and maintain strength.

If you're experiencing urinary incontinence, bowel weakness, or other pelvic floor concerns, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Uxbridge Charter Physiotherapy can significantly improve your quality of life. Embrace the journey to recovery and take control of your pelvic floor health.

For more insights on women's health and post-pregnancy issues, visit our Women's Health Physiotherapy page.

Take The Holistic Approach with Uxbridge Charter Physiotherapy

The Mummy MOT also encompasses a focus on tummy muscles and core strength. Post-pregnancy, many women face challenges with diastasis recti, leading to weakened abdominal muscles and core. Our postnatal physiotherapy targets these areas, helping to restore strength and reduce symptoms.

At Uxbridge Charter Physiotherapy, postnatal physiotherapy is a cornerstone in addressing abdominal and pelvic floor muscle issues post-childbirth. Our Mummy MOT provides a tailored treatment plan for muscle improvement and strengthening.

During your Mummy MOT assessment, our specialist physiotherapist will evaluate your postural alignment, pelvic floor, and abdominal muscles. This initial assessment is crucial in developing a personalised postnatal recovery plan.

Book your Mummy MOT to benefit from a holistic approach in addressing various postnatal issues, such as pelvic floor weakness, abdominal muscle separation, and pelvic pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Mummy MOT for?

The Mummy MOT is suitable for women at least six weeks postnatal or even years postnatal. It provides an opportunity to understand your body better and address any discomfort or muscle imbalances.

What can I expect after an assessment?

After the Mummy MOT assessment, you will receive a comprehensive recovery plan that may include exercises, follow-up appointments, and alternative treatments.

How do I book a Mummy MOT?

To book a Mummy MOT, contact our team at Uxbridge Charter Physiotherapy directly at (01895) 347612. Our therapists can assist with booking and answer any additional questions.

I had a caesarean. Can I still have a Mummy MOT?

Regardless of the type of delivery, the Mummy MOT benefits all women post-childbirth.

Are you qualified to provide this treatment?

Laura, our Mummy MOT specialist, trained with The Mummy MOT specialist practitioners. For more details, please visit their website.