Kin Body and Sole

Mummy MOT

The Mummy MOT in York

The postnatal physiotherapy check you deserve

About Mummy MOT
Postnatal Assessment

When we delve into postnatal meaning, this is the time period after giving birth and is typically between 6 to 8 weeks.This is also the time period in which we would recommend you start your search for a post-natal physio near me and book your Mummy MOT appointment.

We support you in getting your body back to full health by providing detailed examinations and tailored treatment plans so you can go about your everyday activities with ease and pain-free.

About Mummy MOT
About Mummy MOT

Carried out by specially trained physiotherapist practitioners, a mummy MOT is a detailed post-natal assessment for women following both vaginal and c-section births.

We firmly believe that during pregnancy, your body goes through many changes, and after childbirth, you deserve the best post-natal check.


Because approximately half of all women after pregnancy experience problems and weakness in their abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and a staggering third of women still struggle with what is known as `tummy gap` more than eight weeks post-birth.

These niggles then lead to more significant problems if left untreated. Problems such as pelvic discomfort or back ache and pain, bladder and bowel problems, and even sexual dysfunction.

For postnatal care physiotherapy you can trust, let us help you today.

Post natal assessment for women
Who is a Mummy MOT for?

Have you ever felt uncomfortable sitting on the floor? Struggling with a little backache? Do you suffer from poor bladder control….especially when you sneeze?

As a Mum, it is just as important to look after your health and well-being as it is to look after your baby.

We get it. And this is precisely why the Mummy MOT York is here, to help get you back to feeling like your old self in no time.

We carry out checks and in-depth tests and analyses to gauge your posture, stomach muscles, pelvic floor, and more, and how these areas are healing after childbirth.

A Mummy MOT is most suitable six weeks after childbirth, but we can still provide effective treatments even if several years have passed.

For post-natal physiotherapy near me, call us today at 01904 373118.

What are the benefits of Mummy MOT?
  • Post-natal fitness allows you to bend, squat, and lift with ease.
  • Improve incontinence and lose your mummy tummy.
  • You receive a specialist postnatal examination highlighting how specific muscles are after childbirth.
  • You’re provided with gentle exercises that are tailored to you.
  • You can avoid long-term problems in the future.
  • You don’t have to suffer. Book your appointment HERE and get ready to feel like you again.
About Mummy MOT
About Mummy MOT
Post natal assessment for women
Who is a Mummy MOT for?

The post-natal physiotherapy checks you deserve.

At Kin Body & Sole, we carry out full screening and muscle assessment, allowing us to tailor a programme of postpartum care for you. Providing you with exercise and treatment that helps you in your recovery and exercise safely.

During the 1-hour sessions, we will examine and talk you through:

  • The importance of your abdominal wall.
  • Why your breathing patterns matter.
  • An understanding of your pelvic floor and the signs to look out for when things aren’t working as well as they should be.
  • Pelvis trauma and signs of prolapse.
  • Abdominal separation, what it is and how to check it.
  • The importance of sleep, a well balanced diet, and building your positive, supporting community.
  • Managing risks and your best way to return to exercise.
  • A tailored exercise programme dedicated to you.

After the initial assessment, we will provide you with a summary of any significant findings and any recommendations moving forward.

About Mummy MOT
About Mummy MOT
Why every Mum Needs a Mummy MOT

If you’re suffering from back pain, pelvic problems, or even aching knees, then a Mummy MOT could be just the treatment for you.

We understand that there are numerous complications resulting from childbirth, including tearing, bladder and bowel dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, and even extreme cases of faecal incontinence.

We also know that giving birth takes a significant toll on our bodies.

That’s why we work hard to help you to get back to feeling like your old self in no time with our Mummy MOT.

Providing you with a postnatal examination where we can work with you to understand better the effect childbirth has had on your body and the treatments and post-natal workout you can do to help you get your body back.

During pregnancy and indeed the strain and stress of childbirth, pelvic floor muscles often stretch, can become weaker, or may not function as usual.

This is where we come in.

Our trained physiotherapists will examine your stomach muscles, posture, and pelvic floor and discuss with you any other problems that may have arisen following childbirth, and we tailor treatment appropriately.

Providing exercises to target weak areas, build strength, and offer more function and movement – postpartum physio has never been so important.

Call us today at 01904 373118 to book your appointment.

Post natal assessment for women
Mummy MOT near me

Mummy MOTs are gaining momentum and recognition. However, post-natal physiotherapy is still not standard post-birth rehabilitation in the UK, but we believe it should be.

Checking that everything is returning to normal after birth, a Mummy MOT supports self-care, a vital component in pre and post-natal physiotherapy.

Identifying tummy gaps that can lead to instability and poor core strength, weakened pelvic floors that cause incontinence, or prolapse, which can be a big worry for Mums, as the feeling and thinking that your organs are falling out is not a pleasant one.

To avoid these areas worsening, we recommend you book a Mummy MOT between 6 and 8 weeks if you experienced a vaginal delivery and before 12 weeks for a c-section.

At this initial examination, our experienced and skilled physiotherapists will carry out a thorough check of all key areas from your pelvic floor through to your breathing and more.

From here, we will provide you with a specific bespoke designed plan. A plan that includes personal exercise and dedicated activity schedules.

Our aim is to allow you to return to the things you loved pre-pregnancy, for example, sports, no back pain or bladder concerns, etc.

Book your physio postpartum today.


What our clients say

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Saw Emma today for a Mummy MOT- Emma looked after us throughout my pregnancy and PP, can’t recommend all of her services highly enough. The Mummy Mot was incredibly thorough and really well explained left feeling confident moving forward. Emma is warm and friendly and made me (and baby) feel comfortable throughout our appointment.


Mummy MOT – Emma was very knowledgable, helpful and friendly. The service was just what I was looking for; in depth on the day and good follow-up information and advice. I would highly recommend. Great clinic, modern, nicely decorated and clean. Free parking outside.


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