In addition to our New Mum MOT, we offer an assessment for new mums wanting to return to sports involving impact such as running, cross-fit, aerobics, circuit training etc.
The guidelines for new Mums suggest that low impact exercise should be carried out in the first three months of the postnatal period prior to a return to higher impact activities. Higher impact activities that cause high gravitational load on the pelvic floor muscles should not be commenced until 3-6 months postnatal at the earliest.
An individualised assessment and guided rehabilitation can reduce the risk of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence and ensure the muscles supporting the lower back and pelvis are strong enough to withstand the loads required for sporting activities.
Some examples of sports involving impact:
- HIIT (high intensity interval training)
- Circuit training
- Cross fit
The return to sport assessment is completed as a follow up appointment and takes up to half an hour. It includes a discussion around your fitness goals and current levels of fitness, questions about sleep and the types of activity you plan to get back to. The assessment also includes a practical element assessing your core and pelvic floor’s ability to manage certain loaded activities as well as looking at the strength of your lower limbs.
The assessment can be completed as an additional 30 mins alongside the initial New Mum MOT or as a follow up at a later date. The New Mum MOT can be completed from 6 weeks post natal and needs to be completed prior to the return to sport MOT in order to enable the physiotherapist to gain a full history and complete all the tests required. However the return to sport MOT needs to be completed at 3 months post natal at the earliest.
For further guidelines about postnatal returning to running, please see the following link.
Initial remote appointment
(45-60 min) £48.00
Follow up remote appointment
(up to 30 min) £35.00
Initial face to face appointment
(45-60 min) £52.00
Follow up face to face appointment
(up to 30 min) £38.00
(45-60 min) £60.00
Follow up appointment
(up to 30 min) £44.00
25 minutes - £28.00
80 - 90 minutes - £120.00
Missed appointments and appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice may be charged.
Physiofit Chartered Physiotherapists offer professional assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of a range of injuries and conditions. We have links with local GP surgeries and liaise with other consultants and specialists to provide the best pathway of care for each individual.