About the MummyMOT
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.
About Maria Elliott, Chartered Physiotherapist
MCSP, HPC, POGP, APPI
Maria is an energetic freelance Women’s’ Health physiotherapist, Pilates teacher and Women’s Health Consultant. She practises out of three London Clinics: the New Medicine group on Harley Street and Optimal Spine in Chiswick. Maria is director and founder of Simply Women’s Health, a ten year-old physiotherapy practise specialised in restoring physical and mental well being; and MummyMOT, a two year-old physiotherapy practise specialised in post-natal recovery. Maria is always dedicated and energetic in her approach to her patient’s recovery.
Maria is highly trained in manual therapy for the abdominal and pelvic area. The basis of treatment involves myofascial trigger point release, connective tissue manipulation, lengthening of tight short structures in the pelvic area; abdominal massage to release the diaphragm; improve blood flow to the pelvis and release the pelvic floor.
Maria has close links with leading world specialists in the USA and works closely with Medical Consultants and New Medicine Group practitioners to treat CPPS.
Maria offers Pelvic Pain Coaching and combines advice on nutrition, exercise, mindfulness and breath work to aid full recovery. She believes in a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to diagnosis and treatment and works closely with the New Medicine Group team, as well as leading specialists in urology, gynaecology and pain management, to offer comprehensive psychological, health and pain support.
Maria graduated with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy from Trinity College, Dublin in 1986 and since then has practised Physiotherapy in Chicago, France and now in the UK. Maria’s qualifications include membership of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and an APPI Pilates instructor. Trained in France in Post Natal Rehabilitation she provides a very effective post natal recovery programme.