Mummy MOT - The Postnatal Check that You Deserve!
We are delighted to be able to offer a specialist postnatal examination following both vaginal and caesarean deliveries. This assesses how your posture, pelvic floor and stomach muscles are recovering after childbirth. Providing a bespoke treatment and rehabilitation programme, with your goals and lifestyle factors in mind, to help recovery.
Samantha has trained with some of the UK's leading Women’s Health physiotherapists, and is fully trained and licensed to carry out a Mummy MOT®.
Up to half of all women experience weakness in both the abdominal 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 the development of 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 six to eight week GP check, but Samantha also treats women who gave birth years ago that may still have a tummy gap or related pelvic floor issues.
60 Minute Assessment Including:
- Full postural screen.
- Pelvic floor muscle assessment.
- Abdominal muscle exam to check for any separation.
- Screening for bladder, bowel or sexual dysfunction.
- Bespoke rehabilitation and treatment programme with your goals and lifestyle factors in mind.
Samantha Berman – Registered Osteopath and Mummy MOT practitioner
Samantha qualified with a Masters of Osteopathy at distinction from the University College of Osteopathy and is fully trained and licensed to carry out a Mummy MOT. Samantha has experience of treating adults of all ages, from all backgrounds and has a particular interest in women’s health.
Adopting a narrative-based approach, which values individuals’ stories and experiences as integral to understanding patients’ values and needs. Samantha is a thoughtful and empathetic practitioner who collaboratively develops treatment and management plans with patients that work towards their goals.
Employing contemporary evidence and best practice guidelines to inform her practice. Samantha confidently combines and tailors interventions including; joint articulation and soft tissue techniques to relieve pain. Pain science education, self-care, lifestyle and activity recommendations; which aim to empower patients in their recovery, self-manage and mitigate recurrence.
In her spare time Samantha enjoys Pilates, cooking for friends and family, and her most recent creative endeavour is gardening.