You are welcome to bring a friend or relative along to be with you throughout your appointment.
Students studying osteopathy, choose between a four-year full-time or six-year part-time programme that combines academic work, technique classes, and more than 1000 hours of clinical practise. Osteopaths must possess a Masters of Osteopathy (MOst), a Bachelor of Science (Hons), or both to be qualified. Prior to this, an osteopathy diploma (DO) was given out, although university degrees are now more common. Osteopaths must do 30 hours of CPD (continuous professional development) annually after graduating. Self-study, attending workshops, classes, or seminars can all be included in this. This guarantees that we are kept up to date with the most recent research, treatment plans, and methodologies.
This depends on the presentation and the patient being treated. We try to schedule as few appointments as possible. We check to see if the treatment is producing any results. Once the presenting complaint subsides. Depending on the person and their lifestyle, we may advise long-term maintenance treatments at regular intervals; this could range from once a month to once every six months.
During treatment, some techniques could make you feel discomfort. Of course, we try to limit this. Please let us know if you are in pain, and we’ll let you know what to anticipate. Following treatment, you can have some soreness; this is a common and healthy reaction.
If self-paying for your appointment you do not need a GP referral. Some insurance companies do require a GP referral in advance.
If you need to cancel or change your appointment please email or call us to let us know. We do have a 24hr cancellation policy. Late cancels and no-show appointment will be charged in full as it’s an appointment taken that another patient could have attended, and the therapist will have allotted that time to you.
We work with many insurers please contact us to find out more. To name a few, Bupa-international, Vitality, Aviva, Cigna, WPA, Healix, AXA.
Mummy MOT FAQ'S
The initial appointment can take up to an hour, sometimes longer depending on your presentation and symptoms. Follow up appointments range between 30 and 45 minutes and will be discussed with you.
It’s recommended to wait until your 6-8 weeks GP check has been had. We can also treat women who’ve given birth many years ago, that may still have pelvic floor issues or a tummy gap.
Yes you can. One can have a Mummy MOT assessment at any point, though if pregnant, there will be no internal pelvic floor assessment until at least 6 weeks following the birth.
We will ask you to make a number of simple motions during your evaluation, such as squatting or bending forward, so we can observe how you move. Make sure you are dressed in relaxed, loose-fitting, and comfortable clothing. You will be needed to take off the bottom half of your clothing for the internal pelvic floor examination that is part of your assessment. Prior to the test, you will be required to sign a consent form or verbally agree. We’re here to listen, evaluate, and provide you with a working diagnosis and a recovery strategy. Please contact the office via phone or email at email@example.com if you have any inquiries or special requirements.
There is an internal pelvic floor examination included in your assessment. You can opt out of this, however in order to proceed, you will be required to remove the bottom half of your clothing. You will be asked to sign a consent form or give verbal agreement before the examination takes place.
Of course! The Mummy MOT is for all women who have given birth are still suffering with pelvic floor issues. It’s never too late to book an appointment, the sooner you book your assessment the sooner we can get you started on your recovery.
You are welcome to have the support of a friend or partner with you for all or part of the appointment.
This appointment is about you, and it is preferred that you make arrangements for childcare during your appointment. We understand this can be difficult and exceptions can be made if leaving them isn’t possible. Please call the clinic or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
The pelvic floor is a collection of muscles, part of our deep core, that form a hammock-like support in our pelvis. It is important in bladder and bowel control, sexual function and support of pelvic organs. (Bladder, bowel, uterus).
You do not need a referral, however, if you’ve given birth recently, wait until you’ve had your 6-8 week GP check up.