Mummy MOT, Pre and Post Natal Physiotherapy with Helen at MyPhysio in Thornbury

Helen is an experienced practitioner, having worked in multiple NHS and private healthcare settings.

Helen’s way of working is to focus on what is important to you, and working towards your goals. She is an exceptional listener and treats her clients as an individual rather than just a problem/injury. This is part of the circle of care that is imperative in post natal physiotherapy.

Helen’s aim is to enable you to return to your desired level of activity and help you to best manage your symptoms.

Every women is unique with varying symptoms and personal goals. Helen has a specialist interest in optimising pelvic health, to helping women get back to leading lifestyle they want to participate in.

Mummy MOT’s

What is a Mummy MOT?

A Mummy MOT is a specialist post-natal checkup by a physiotherapist from 6 weeks after the birth of your baby. Mummy MOT’s are for any one who has delivered a baby, whether vaginally or through c-section. This could be from 6 weeks post birth but could also be two years ago!

Why would I need a Mummy MOT?

During pregnancy and delivery, your body goes through a lot of changes and pressures. The Mummy MOT is a detailed and comprehensive review of your posture and function, abdomen, pelvic floor and review of any wounds or trauma that could have happened during the delivery stage. Helen provides advice in relation to function and movement  as well as a bespoke exercise programme for you to carry out after your appointment.

There are other benefits of a Mummy MOT which can assist you with managing c-section or perineal scar postnatally. Helen will provide advice and treatment for this. New aches and pains can be frustrating, taking care of your baby can be a demanding time for your body. You may wish to have treatment to help reduce and remedy your postnatal symptoms.

Services and treatments:

Pregnancy Post pregnancy related concerns
Musculoskeletal pain
Pelvic-floor related concerns
Exercising during pregnancy
Musculoskeletal pains
Pelvic floor dysfunction
Returning to physical activity

She will discuss with you your treatment options and together will agree your personal treatment journey.

Treatments available but not limited to:

  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Diastasis recti management
  • Hands on treatment for issues such as pelvic girdle pain/back pain/neck pain
  • Manual therapies – scar massage, pelvic floor release
  • Advice on return to exercise and running
  • Acupuncture
  • Progressive pelvic floor strengthening
  • Advice for bowel/bladder function
  • Massage/soft tissue work for c-section scar
  • Lifestyle advice and return to exercise programmes, including a progressive strengthening exercise programme
  • Pelvic floor review and followup where required or desired
Becky - Physio at MyPhysio Pre and Post Natal
Helen Mcloughlin
Helen McloughlinWomens Health and Mummy MOT Expert
Helen is a Bristol based musculoskeletal and pelvic/women’s health physiotherapist with more than 10 years of experience.
She has worked in the NHS and private practice, also enjoys teaching pilates alongside her physiotherapy role.