The Mummy MOT

I am very pleased to be offering The Mummy MOT in Sheffield. This thorough postnatal check reviews a Mum’s posture, tummy and pelvic floor. The aim is to pick up potential problems and enable women to start on appropriate functional activity training. This helps Mums to plan how to safely get back to what they want to be doing – whether it be normal daily activities, or high level sport.

Experienced women’s health physiotherapists have always carried out postnatal assessments and continue to do this to a high standard with, or without Mummy MOT certification.

What The Mummy MOT training adds is a more integrated approach to rehab for postnatal women because it was devised by both a specialist physiotherapist (Maria Elliot) and an exercise professional (Jenny Burrell). It is also great at increasing awareness with new mums, who otherwise tend to put their own health and wellbeing last.

This integrated approach resonates with my own approach.  I have increasingly seen the need to integrate functional exercise within my physiotherapy practice and, to this end, have also become a fitness instructor.

As Mums we needs to move! We need to bend, twist, squat and lift and our rehab shouldreflect this. Pelvic floor exercises alone wont get us there. The Mummy MOT is holistic. It looks at the whole woman and helps move her towards her activity goals.

To support others and keep our busy lives on track, we need to be functioning well, not putting our recovery and rehab to the bottom of the list and that’s where the Mummy MOT comes in.

Further information can be found on my Mummy MOT page here