This 60 min assessment allows us to discuss your issues in-depth and assess how your body has adapted post-pregnancy.
Up to half of all women experience some form of pelvic or core weakness up to 8 weeks after pregnancy. These can lead to further complications such as bladder leakage, pain during intercourse. These are not issues that you have to accept, there is treatment available that can relieve all of these issues and help you feel more comfortable again.
What is a Mummy MOT assessment?
The assessment is 60 minutes in total. It assesses :
- Pelvic Floor Function
- Diastasis Recti
- Pregnancy-related physical problems
This 60 min assessment allows us to discuss your issues in-depth and assess how your body has adapted post-pregnancy. The assessment focuses on diagnosing your problem and developing a treatment plan to restore your body to total health.
My name is Hazel O Donovan. I am a specialist women's health physiotherapist. I completed my physiotherapy degree at Trinity College Dublin and have worked in the private practice setting since. I am passionate about empowering women after they have their babies. If you are apprehensive about discussing some of these sensitive issues, rest assured that there is nothing I have not seen or heard. I am here to help you improve your quality of life and return to doing the things you love without dysfunction or pain.
If you have any pre or postpartum issues or want to book in for a mummy MOT assessment with Hazel, call us on___ or click the link here to book an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
A mummy MOT is recommended from 6-8 weeks postpartum, but it is never too late. Once postnatal, always postnatal. We have seen women with symptoms even ten years after having their baby.
One in three women will suffer from urinary incontinence at some point. It is expected but not normal to leak, and it is vital to have it assessed and treated if you are experiencing these symptoms.
Again this is a common symptom for many women, but it is not normal. It can be assessed and treated by us here in the clinic.
This is known as Diastasis recti or the dividing of your abdominal muscles. It is present in 100% of women at their due date, and it can take anywhere from 6-12 months to heal completely. Appropriate exercises tailored for you can speed up this healing process, however.
It is important to have a postnatal assessment after childbirth to address any apparent or underlying issues. Your physio will provide you with individually tailored exercises and management advice to reduce your symptoms and speed your recovery.
Leaking can occur for many reasons. Pelvic floor training is a great way to prevent leaking; however, many women don't know how to carry out these exercises effectively. Therefore, it is crucial to learn how your pelvic floor muscles work and how to engage them safely and effectively.