Postnatal physiotherapy in Cambridge

We offer specialist postnatal treatment with a women’s health physiotherapist.

Most of us experience muscle weakness of the abdominals and pelvic floor after pregnancy, even after a caesarian.

As a result, many women go on to develop back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness and even sexual problems and these can persist if they are left untreated.

These conditions aren’t an inevitability of childbirth or something you have to live with forever. Effective and specialised treatment is available with a women’s health physiotherapist, from six weeks after delivery and beyond.

The Mummy MOT

Henriette Valmestad, our women’s health physiotherapist, offers the Mummy MOT at our Cambridge clinic.

The Mummy MOT is a comprehensive postnatal examination and physiotherapy treatment plan looking at your posture, abdominal muscle separation and pelvic floor strength.

The Mummy MOT is not just for new mums. Even if your child is several years old, there are huge benefits to undergoing a postnatal examination and specialised rehabilitation programme.

What to expect at the Mummy MOT postnatal assessment

The Mummy MOT at our Cambridge clinic includes:

  • A full postural screen
  • An examination of your pelvic floor muscles
  • An assessment of your abdominal muscles and measurement of any separation (diastasis recti)
  • Screening for bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction
  • An effective postnatal rehabilitation exercise programme tailored to your physical needs and fitness goals
  • Scar management
  • Education and advice about safe techniques for lifting, feeding, carrying … even pushing a buggy
  • A bespoke ‘return to sport’ training programme

If you would like a chaperone present, please call us directly and we will arrange a convenient appointment when we can support you in this way.

Pregnancy and childbirth is a life-changing experience. It’s important for all mums to take care of themselves both for their physical health and also their emotional well-being.

Whether you gave birth 6 weeks or 6 years ago, a Mummy MOT is worth making time for.

Get in touch to find out more about our postnatal physiotherapy

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