Maternity Physio

Physio for Mums

Physio for new mums usually starts with a mummy MOT. The mummy MOT postnatal check is a must have for any mum who has been pregnant. Your body has been through some immeasurable changes in a short period of time. Pelvic floor and abdominal muscles have been stretched and childbirth places your body under immense physical strain so a postnatal check is a good way to see where your body is at before going forward.

The mummy MOT system combines the practical principles of Physiotherapy assessment and the principles of functional retraining. In other words, it’s a thorough hands-on postnatal check. You will also be given your results to keep or take along on your next step of your ‘back to you’ journey.

It involves getting a history of your pregnancy and delivery followed by a physical check of:

  • Alignment
  • Breathing
  • Tummy gap
  • C-scar check
  • Pelvic Floor
  • Core Muscle activation
Finally you will be given
  • An bespoke postnatal recovery program that suits you day-to-day needs and personal goals
  • A safe and effective initial exercise program to address any issues identified in the physical check
  • Advice on posture, lifting, use of buggy/sling
Maternity Physio can also assess and help you recover from the following postnatal conditions:
  • abdominal diastasis
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • urinary leaks
  • pelvic organ prolapse.