WHO NEEDS A MUMMY MOT?
All postnatal mums! During pregnancy our body changes dramatically but after childbirth (vaginal or c-section) mums can be left feeling weak, exhausted and scarred. This can cause complications such as pain in your back and pelvic area, bladder incontinence, constipation, prolapse, and a ‘tummy gap’. So many women suffer in silence and assume it is the new state of motherhood but despite being common it is not normal and we should not resign ourselves to having pain during sex or avoiding running and bouncing on the trampoline with the kids! So many of these symptoms can be improved or resolved given the right treatment, exercise and advice.
WHAT IS A MUMMY MOT?
The Mummy MOT is a detailed postnatal physiotherapy assessment appropriate any time after your 6 week checkup. It will check your posture, breathing, tummy gap, pelvic floor strength and includes assessment of the internal organs surrounding the abdominal and pelvic area. You will receive a report of the findings on the day. Following the assessment an appropriate safe exercise program will be prescribed. The Mummy MOT combines the principles of Physiotherapy assessment with the practice of functional retraining, identifying muscle imbalances, correcting them, regaining stability and allowing optimal function. Becoming a new Mum is a busy time and some mums wait years before seeking help however, it is advised that you get yours early to avoid long term childbirth related complaints.
Anyone is welcome to book an online assessment to talk through your pregnancy and childbirth and beyond. This is a chance to discuss any issues and concerns you may have with your body's recovery. Michelle will listen and from her assessment will give you immediate practical advice, self help techniques and exercises to help your mind and body recover and adjust to its new state of motherhood.
Everyone is required to have an online assessment in the first instance but if you are local to Hampshire UK in person appointments are available at Michelle’s clinic. Which is based at Badgerswood Surgery, Headley GU35 8LH.
ONLINE APPOINTMENTS £58.50 • INITIAL IN PERSON ASSESSMENT £99 (75MIN) • FOLLOW UP £65 (60MIN)
Suitable for adult women of any age or physical ability from young athletes to post menopause and everyone women in between. Whether you are experiencing back or pelvic pain, bladder or bowel issues, painful intercourse, prolapse or just want to gain a better understanding of their pelvic floor function women’s health physio can help. It will include a general women’s specific physiotherapy assessment and an optional internal pelvic floor examination. You will be given treatment and exercise rehab advice as appropriate.
ONLINE APPOINTMENTS £58.50 • INITIAL ASSESSMENT £80 (60MIN) • FOLLOW UP £65 (60MIN)
121 and small group ONLINE PILATES
These sessions are tailored to you. So whether you are a new mum struggling to activate your pelvic floor or you are a competitive strong athlete but wants to work on injury prevention or having some pain and leaking I will provide clinical physiotherapy led pilates into the comfort of your own home. Perhaps this is something you and your mum may enjoy to do together or even your partner. I have worked with professional athletes to complex trauma clients that may have significant disabilities so am used to adapting exercises for all and truly believe that pilates can be something that is implemented into everyone’s exercise routine as it helps you recover from & prevent future injuries, improve balance, posture and strength.
1 session £58.50 • 3 sessions £170 • 6 sessions £315