Gemma has many years experience of working with pregnant and postnatal ladies and ladies suffering from pelvic floor related problems, both in the NHS and privately. She has led antenatal classes, active birthing classes, postnatal exercise classes and classes for ladies who have had 3rd or 4th degree tears. Gemma has worked on maternity wards with ladies with severe pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and on delivery wards, seeing ladies once they have given birth to teach tummy muscle and pelvic floor exercises and give postnatal advice and information. Gemma now works on a 1:1 basis assessing and treating ladies with a variety of Women’s Health problems.
Gemma has close links with both NHS and Private Consultants locally so can refer you on if she feels you would benefit from seeing a consultant. She also works closely with a handful of specialist post-natal trained personal trainers, exercise instructors, Pilates and yoga instructors so can recommend a safe return to exercise when appropriate.
Gemma has received some excellent feedback from her clients but there is common theme and that is ‘I wish I had known about this sooner’. Gemma would encourage you to seek help sooner rather than later as often these conditions are far easier to treat the quicker you start to do something about them.
If you are suffering from any of the below, get in touch to find out how Gemma can help you.
The initial assessment is one hour. It is completely confidential. Gemma asks a lot of questions at the initial assessment including questions about your problem, when it started and any treatment you have had so far. She will ask about your past medical history and any medication you may be taking. The better Gemma can understand your condition, the better she is able assess and treat it.
The assessment and treatment given will vary depending on the assessment findings but may include:
The Mummy MOT is a specialist postnatal assessment recommended for all women following delivery – whether 6 weeks or many years after. Already part of every new mother’s standard postnatal rehabilitation in France, trained specialists assesses the strength and function of the tummy and pelvic floor muscles to help prevent long-term childbirth related complaints.
Everyone! After having a baby, half of all women have a weakness in either their tummy or pelvic floor area – over a third suffer with chronic pelvic pain. This creates instability and poor core strength and results in altered transfer load, back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness.
A Mummy MOT helps women avoid these distressing and often embarrassing symptoms. Having an assessment by Gemma our trained Mummy MOT practitioner of your tummy gap and pelvic floor will enable the creation of a bespoke postnatal recovery programme plan devised especially for you, your lifestyle and fitness goals, including specific and safe postnatal exercises to regain stability and optimum function.