Mummy MOT In Norwich

Mummy MoT In Norwich

If you are a new(ish) Mum you know the phrase "Pregnancy and childbirth are life changing" really means what it says - but you might not know about the impacts they can have on the body. Having a baby,  and carrying  and nursing infants can affect "everything". Childbirth can cause issues ranging from aches and pains, back and pelvic pain, tummy gapping, through to stress or urgency incontinence, and prolapse. 

Mummy Mot is a full postnatal physio assessment and a tailored program of exercise to help all mums regain core strength and avoid the potential long term adverse effects of childbirth. 

What is a Mummy MOT®?

The Mummy MOT® is a detailed postnatal physiotherapy assessment of the abdominal and pelvic area. It will check posture, breathing, tummy gap and pelvic floor strength. We give you the findings on the day and prescribe an appropriate safe exercise programme.

The Mummy MOT System combines physiotherapy assessment with functional retraining. Pregnancy and childbirth cause postural changes, muscle imbalances and altered alignment and these can persist after birth. It is essential to correct and rebalance otherwise pain, prolapse, urinary incontinence or rectus diastasis (tummy gapping) can persist. Left untreated, these issues can lead to long term problems and difficulty in returning to daily functionally activities safely.

Mums need to bend, lift, squat, twist so come and learn how to do these activities safely and in ways that will help heal your body postnatally!

Who needs a Mummy MOT®?
After childbirth, Most women have weaknesses  in either the tummy or pelvic floor that can cause instability and poor core strength, issues that can lead to  back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness . To avoid any long term childbirth related complaints come early and get your tummy gap and pelvic floor tested – then start an optimal postnatal recovery programme.

What to expect at the Mummy MOT postnatal assessment?
​The Mummy MOT at Treat Health & Wellbeing Clinic includes:

  • A full postural screening
  • An examination of pelvic floor muscles
  • An assessment of 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

​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, it's worth making time for a Mummy MOT.

A Full Mummy MOT last 60 minutes, an investment of £90. Including a report of findings, an exercise and a rehabilitation programme - which is sent to you after your appointment.

To book press here:

Claire Gurney BSc (Hons) MSc (physio) MSc MCSP REPs registered

Claire is a chartered physiotherapist and specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy addressing issues with muscles and joints including back, shoulder or knee pain, sports or work related injuries. Claire also has experience in women's health and can help pregnant and postnatal clients to address muscle and joint pain.

Claire is a trained massage therapist providing Swedish, Sports, Pregnancy, Oncology and “TMJD therapy” (for people with issues related to temporo-mandibular joint disorder) at Treat Norwich. She is trained in Myofascial Release, acupuncture, dry needling and Chinese cupping to provide further relief from muscular tension, acute or chronic pain

Claire trained in Pilates in 2014, she teaches 1:1 sessions for injury rehabilitation, sports performance and to help clients manage or overcome long term health problems such as arthritis or osteoporosis. Claire understands that it is often the quality, not the quantity of movement that determines health, fitness and sporting success and she was drawn to Pilates because its principles of alignment, concentration and control -moving and exercising with correct technique which is important in all aspects of exercise and daily life. Claire uses Pilates in her physiotherapy treatments and also teaches it 1:1 as a method to help maintain health and wellbeing.

Claire worked in the health and fitness industry before completing a Masters degree in physiotherapy at UEA. She has 10 years experience working in health, fitness and rehabilitation and has worked at many sporting events including the London Paralympics, London marathon and Great North Run. Claire has also worked as a specialist personal trainer teaching exercise classes for: cancer rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation and orthopaedic conditions and continues to give exercise guidance to a wide range of people looking to get moving more despite health concerns.  

Therapies  Duration  Price
Physiotherapy 45 mins £60 Initial Appointment
Physiotherapy 30 mins £45 Follow Up Appointment
Physiotherapy 45 mins £60 Follow Up Appointment
Physiotherapy 60 mins £75 Follow Up Appointment
Women's Health Physiotherapy  45 mins £60 Initial Appointment
Women's Health Physiotherapy  30 mins  £45 Follow Up Appointment
Mummy MOT 60 mins £90
Hypopressives 30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
Pregnancy Physio Massage  30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
Sports Physio Massage 30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
TMJ Physiotherapy 30/45/60 mins   £45/£60/£75
Deep Tissue Massage 30/45/60 mins   £35/£45/£55
Deep Tissue & Cupping Massage 30/45/60 mins   £35/£45/£55
Oncology Massage 30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55
Oncology Manual Lymphatic Drainage  30/45/60 mins £35/£45/£55

Myofascial Release Massage

45/60 mins


Swedish Massage

30/45/60 mins


One to one PhysioPilates - Small Group up to 4 people 30/45/60 mins


Dual/Couples Massage

60/90 mins 

£110/£150 (per Couple)

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For more information visit Claire's website