Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Clinic

What is a Mummy MOT®?

The Mummy MOT® is a specialist post-natal assessment recommended for all women following delivery (vaginally or by C-section) – whether 6 weeks or many years later.

It specifically assesses the strength and function of your abdominal and pelvic area. It will check your posture, breathing, tummy and pelvic floor strength. You will receive a report of the findings on the day. You will be provided with appropriate individualised advice and follow up rehab, recovery and exercise programme options will be discussed. The aim is to to help you recover and prevent long-term childbirth related complaints.

What does a Mummy MOT® include?

Postnatal Physiotherapy

All our practitioners are fully trained in postnatal physiotherapy and licensed to carry out a Mummy MOT®. Mums need to bend, squat and lift so we provide postnatal clinical care and functional exercises for female clients following birth (no matter how long ago).


75-Min Assessment


  • Full postural screen
  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment
  • Abdominal muscle exam to check for any separation
  • Screening for bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction

Follow Up

  • Education and advice on safe activities such as lifting your baby or pushing a buggy
  • Bespoke rehabilitation programme with your goals and lifestyle factors in mind
  • A written report of the findings of your assessment

Who needs a Mummy MOT®?

All women who’ve given birth! It’s recommended that mums have an initial check-up 6 weeks post-delivery, however it is still possible to treat women who have had babies’ many years ago, women who maybe did not realise they have a tummy gap (diastasis recti) that may be preventing them from regaining their core strength.

If you consider the changes a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy and birth – postural changes, muscle imbalances and altered alignment can occur and persist. It is essential to correct and rebalance the body, otherwise pain, prolapse, urinary incontinence or diastasis recti may occur, persist and, if left untreated, can affect women’s ability to carry out normal daily functional activities and affect her health and quality of life.

Nearly half of all women’s bodies do not recover without intervention

Why is the Mummy MOT® important?

Firstly, leaking urine when you cough, laugh or sneeze, is unpleasant and embarrassing for women. Diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles) can leave you with a unrelenting mummy tummy, weak core and back pain and pelvic pain is debilitating and can cause issues with sex, which can affect a woman’s relationship and marriage.​

So many women think its normal to have problems after you’ve have a baby and assume it is the new state of motherhood because no one talks about it. These issues are not the price of motherhood! Why shouldn’t women be able to do a star jump, have an active life and do exercise without worrying? It’s so important that women take care of themselves and their bodies after the birth of their children, the Mummy MOT® helps mums make their health a priority- for once!

How successful is it?

The most amazing thing is that most of these debilitating conditions can be treated effectively, and can be improved or alleviated entirely by establishing the needs of each woman, it’s about receiving the right knowledge, getting the right treatment and doing the right exercises that will help you on the path to recovery.

The Postnatal Check You Deserve

Liwia Bielcka