Who needs a Mummy MOT®?

Most women after having had a baby, have a weakness in either the tummy or pelvic floor, which then creates instability and poor core strength. The result causes back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness .

To avoid any long term childbirth related complaints come early and get your tummy gap and pelvic floor tested – then start an optimal postnatal recovery programme.

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What is a Mummy MOT®?

The MummyMOT® is a detailed postnatal physiotherapy assessment of the abdominal and pelvic area.

It will check your posture, breathing, tummy gap and pelvic floor strength.

You will receive a report of the findings on the day. Following the assessment an appropriate safe exercise programme will be prescribed.

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Where can you find an MOT Practitioner

We have qualified physiotherapists across the UK (and the beyond), qualified to carry out a Mummy MOT®.

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50% of mothers who had a natural birth will suffer from a prolapse

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32% of all women in the UK experience some urinary incontinence

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45% of mothers will suffer from urinary incontinence within seven years after giving birth.

The Mummy MOT® System

 

The MummyMOT® is a postnatal detailed physiotherapy assessment of the abdominal and pelvic area. It will check your posture, breathing, tummy gap and pelvic floor strength. You will receive a report of the findings on the day. Following the assessment an appropriate safe exercise programme will be prescribed.

 

The MummyMOT System combines the principles of Physiotherapy assessment with the practice of functional retraining. Following delivery postural changes, muscle imbalances and altered alignment occur and persist. It is essential to correct and rebalance otherwise pain, prolapse, UIC or RDA will persist. Left untreated, how can Mums return to daily functionally activities safely. Mums need to bend, lift, squat, twist.

The MummyMOT identifies muscle imbalances through the assessment and the restorative exercise programme corrects them, regaining stability and allowing optimal function.

The System uses Swiss balls, rollers and theraband to help activate the important stabilising muscles. Proprioception and breath work are incorporated. 100% Focus and Working purposefully on the out breath.

Why do all Mums know about their pelvic floor exercises and not about their RDA (tummy gap) ?

What is a tummy gap (aka Diastasis Recti or Rectus Diastasis Abdominis (RDA))? A tummy gap occurs naturally in all women during pregnancy. Your ‘abs’ or ‘six pack’ muscles - officially called rectus abdominis - naturally relax apart to allow your bump to grow and give...
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The Mummy MOT® launches Chiswick Clinic

Specialist Postnatal Chartered Physiotherapist and Mummy MOT® founder, Maria Elliott has just launched a new Tuesday clinic in Chiswick, in addition to her Harley Street practice. Maria says: “There’s a reason I do what I do – and they are the statistics that half of...
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The French System

A la Française In France, all new mums’ post natal care includes a full abdominal check-up six weeks after giving birth followed by a post natal rehab programme. Yes that’s for all French women and yes it’s paid for by the state! In the UK many women are lucky to get...
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