The MummyMOT® is a detailed Post-natal Physiotherapy assessment of the abdominal and pelvic area, from 6 weeks postnatally (though still beneficial years later!)
We believe your body deserves to receive as much care & attention as your baby's.
It will check your posture, breathing, tummy gap and pelvic floor strength.
Following the assessment, you will receive an appropriate safe exercise programme tailored to you, and a report of the findings and advice given.
In brief, most Postnatal women would benefit from a Mummy MOT!
It is very common for women to have postural changes, and weakness in their tummy or pelvic floor muscles after having had a baby. These weaknesses create instability, muscle imbalances, and poor core strength around the pelvis, which can cause back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness (leaking) and pelvic organ prolapse.
Identifying these muscle imbalances as early as possible can help avoid or reduce these symptoms.
Many women also feel that they want their body checked before returning to sport postnatally.
"After attending your Mummy MOT®, your Physiotherapist may recommend (if appropriate to you) the options of home exercises, Physiotherapy or Clinical Pilates follow ups, Group Pilates and/or working with a Personal Fitness Coach.
Mummy MOT® Practitioners work closely with Holistic Core Restore® Fitness Professionals, who are specially trained in Women's health with Burrell Education.
The Holistic Core Program continues on from the Mummy MOT® to improve functional strength for Mums while retraining the Pelvic Floor and reducing Diastasis Recti.
We are happy to recommend our local Holistic Core Restore® Coach Erica at Sussex Fitness.
Once your core is retrained to a good functional level, Erica from Sussex Fitness also runs boot camps that work you hard, but at the same time protect your pelvic health. There is no high impact work and it is suitable for all levels of fitness.