Up to half of all women experience weakness in both the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles after pregnancy and up to a third still have a tummy gap at eight weeks post-birth. This can cause instability or poor core strength leading to women developing pelvic or back pain or bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. These conditions should not be something you should just put up with as a result of having a baby.
It's recommended that women have an initial assessment after their 6-8 week GP check, but we also treat women who gave birth years ago that may still have a tummy gap or related pelvic floor issues.
Our Chartered Physiotherapist Eimear Fox is fully trained and licensed to carry out a Mummy MOT®. Mums need to bend, squat and lift so she provides clinical postnatal care and functional exercises for female clients following birth (no matter how long ago).