3 Gipsy Lane, Balsall Common CV7 7FW Enquire here: 01676 533106 Reception@physioandhealthmatters.com
Upper Ground Floor, Overross, Ross Park, Ross on Wye HR9 7US 01989 548314 RossonWye@physioandhealthmatters.com
2a Eagle Road, North Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 9HF 01527 509346 (Open Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays)

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The Mummy MOT

Physio & Health Matters are proud to Offer a new service … MUMMY MOT (Available at the Ross on Wye clinic only)


What is the Mummy MOT?
The Mummy MOT is a specialist post natal assessment recommended for all women following delivery. Ideally you would come in for assessment at 6 weeks after delivery but if you delivered months or even years ago, the assessment will be extremely useful for you.

What does the assessment include?
The assessment takes approximately one hour and is completed by a specialist post natal physiotherapist.
The physiotherapist will ask you some questions relating to your pregnancy, birth history and past medical history. You will also have the opportunity to ask your own questions and discuss any issues you may be facing.
Following the discussion, the physiotherapist will take a look at your posture, giving you advice where necessary. You will receive a tummy check to examine the gap between your muscles. You will also be offered an in-depth pelvic floor muscle assessment (this is optional in the first session – you can rebook for another day to have these muscles assessed).

What happens after the assessment?
The physiotherapist will provide you with a report of her findings. From this, you will know what you will need to do to enjoy a full recovery. The Mummy MOT doesn’t need to stop there, you can book in for a post natal rehabilitation programme that is overseen by the physiotherapist. This rehabilitation is bespoke to your needs and goals, including pelvic floor muscle training, abdominal corset strengthening and exercises following the principles of Pilates.

Who needs a Mummy MOT?
Every woman that has delivered a baby, whether a natural or assisted delivery, is at risk of muscle weakness that can cause a number of health complaints. Abdominal and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can lead to back and pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness, all of which can affect your confidence and self esteem.

Who is the Mummy MOT specialist?
Mary is our qualified Mummy MOT physiotherapist, Mary graduated from the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff in 2006. She worked in both the NHS and private sector since qualifying. Since having 3 young children Mary’s interest in Women’s health has grown and grown.