The Natal Check – PostNatal Assessment
Whether you have had a vaginal or Caesarian birth, our postnatal physio checks help to optimise recovery in the postnatal period. You may have lots of questions relating to recovery and what you are physically able to do. Doing the wrong types of exercise can lead to more harm than good.
What happens during a postpartum physio check?
The session can last up to an hour. An experienced physiotherapist will check your posture, lower back and pelvis, tummy muscles (checking for gapping and using real time ultrasound to see your muscles), any scar tissue and advise on pelvic floor function. Your individual concerns, aims and objectives will be addressed within the session. This is such a valuable assessment and our physiotherapists providing the assessments are specialists in this area. We provide education to other Health Care Professionals on this area and our staff are also Mummy MOT Trained.
It is recommended to have a check approximately 6 weeks after the birth of your baby, but the check can still be useful later on.
Baby handling postures including feeding, baby wearing (slings) and pram/buggy pushing are also popular topics discussed during the assessment.
Sleepy, quiet, crying, loud and feeding babies are all welcome to attend!