Postnatal care for mothers
A Mummy MOT health check with London City Physiotherapy is a specialist post-natal assessment recommended for all women following delivery – whether 6 weeks or many years after giving birth.
Already a standard element of every new mother’s post-natal rehabilitation in many other countries in Europe, trained specialists can assess the strength and function of the tummy and pelvic floor muscles, to help prevent long-term childbirth related complaints.
Healthcare after delivery
After having a baby, half of all women have a subsequent weakness in either their tummy or pelvic floor area – and over a third suffer with chronic pelvic pain.
These problems create musculoskeletal instability, reduce core strength and can be debilitating. Many people suffer greatly from altered transfer load (which impairs healthy movement), back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness.
Health after pregnancy
The Mummy MOT health check is designed to help you avoid the distressing and sometimes embarrassing problems that can follow childbirth.
The assessment of the tummy gap and pelvic floor by a specialist Physiotherapist enables the creation of lets us create a bespoke postnatal recovery programme plan, devised especially for you, your lifestyle and your fitness goals.
Your plan includes specific and safe postnatal exercises designed specially to suit your body, to regain or maintain stability and optimum function.
Who delivers the pregnancy postpartum care?
Our specialist Mummy MOT Practitioner, Diana Goodwin, is a Chartered Physiotherapist with 17 years’ experience and specialist training in antenatal and post-natal rehabilitation and conditioning. Diana is bi-lingual and speaks fluent Spanish. She is also a proud and happy Mother.
All assessments are conducted in pristine and secluded rooms designed for clinical usage, rather than traditional Physiotherapy suites. Private changing facilities, curtains, comfortable assessment couches and specialist equipment make the assessment experience as comfortable as is possible.
What does the Mummy MOT health check include?
- 1-hour postnatal assessment with a Specialist Postnatal Health Physiotherapist
- In-depth check of pelvic floor strength and tummy gap
- Detailed personal assessment of any physical problems arising from pregnancy and birth
- Bespoke postnatal recovery plan, tailored to your lifestyle, health and fitness goals
- Prescribed, specific and safe post-natal exercises to improve stability, posture and core strength
The assessment and delivery of post-natal health checks is a specialist area and professional fees apply, which are not usually covered by private medical insurance.