EMMA BROCKWELL (BSC HONS MCSP) LISA FEW (BSC HONS MCSP)
Women’s Health Physiotherapists at London Bridge Hospital
“We work with postnatal women on a daily basis, most of whom are keen to return to exercise but have problems with their pelvic floor, back pain or rectus abdominus diastasis. MUTU System is a truly fabulous programme. It demonstrates safe exercises based on strengthening the core for postnatal mums with lots of evidence based information. The exercises are easy to follow, effective and progressive. Wendy’s dedication and service to the ‘MUTU Mamas’ is constantly reflected in her frequent Q and A sessions which are accessible to each and every member and are no doubt invaluable. As women’s health physiotherapists it is great to finally have a programme that we confidently and frequently recommend to our clients.”
HEBA SHAHEED, PT, WHC
Founder and CEO of The Pelvic Expert, Physiotherapist, Women’s Heath Coach, Holistic Nutrition Coach, Integrative Yoga Therapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor, Australia & Online
“I am a huge fan and advocate of MUTU System for all mummies, regardless of when they gave birth. Wendy Powell has provided an accessible and much needed service in the fitness sector for postpartum women.
The MUTU System covers fundamentals such as posture, breathing, core stability and functional movement with a holistic twist incorporating nutrition and lifestyle advice. The best part is MUTU System is so affordable for women and a great adjunct to physiotherapy.
I highly recommend every mummy invest in MUTU System to learn more about their bodies and how to keep their bodies strong and healthy after birth.”
CLAIRE-ANNE RUTHERFORD B.SC HONS, MCSP, MPOGP
Clinical Lead Women’s Health Physiotherapist at White Hart Clinic in London
“It’s so refreshing to finally have a fitness programme that as a Women’s Health Physiotherapist I would be happy to recommend to my patients. MUTU System provides a wealth of sound, evidence-based information. It is clear that Wendy really understands the impact of pregnancy and birth on women’s bodies as well as the importance of structured exercise programmes, at the right level, with an emphasis on the core. This is so refreshing and very much needed. So often, new mums have symptoms, feelings and sensations for which they are not prepared. As a women’s health physiotherapist I regularly see mums with back pain, pelvic floor issues (such as leaking and prolapse), as well as rectus abdominus diastasis. Understandably, mums are really keen to get back into shape after having a baby but often go down the wrong path because so little exists to support them on their safe journey back to fitness. As a result women can end up doing themselves more harm than good. Wendy’s blogs are easy to understand and are written in a way that mums can really relate to. Her holistic approach which takes into account posture, alignment, the core and nutrition is exceptional. Her programmes are realistic, achievable, safe and effective. Wendy really knows her stuff and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending any new mums to get involved with MUTU System and often recommend it to many of my patients.”
Founder, Liberated Body, Rolfing practitioner, Corrective Exercise Specialist in New Haven, CT
“Finally an approach to life postpartum that is thoughtful, holistic, and not filled with misinformation and subtle shaming. MUTU System’s approach really gets how to come back to center after baby, and to address the issues that commonly arise in that time for women, from a sound alignment and movement based place.”
ELAINE MILLER MCSP
Gusset Grippers, Chartered Physiotherapist and Comedian from Edinburgh, Scotland
“Wendy’s system is based on sound principles and is a great start for women keen to restore their abdominal function with a view to getting back to being active. It’s safe and certainly something I’d recommend for women with diastasis.”
SUE LEWIS MCSP, SRP, MACPWH
Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Sue Lewis Antenatal, London
“I am amazed at the number of post-natal mothers referred to me with divaricated Recti [diastasis recti] and pendulous abdomen who have been exercising “hard” with personal trainers or in the gym. After correcting their technique I suggest they continue their rehabilitation at home with the MUTU System programme which is excellent for re-training their core and posture using researched based exercises. I also thoroughly recommend the MUTU System programme to my early post-natal mothers after they have finished my beginners post-natal course so they can continue safely at home with appropriate exercise and nutritional advice.”
UMA DINSMORE-TULI PHD
Yoga therapist and yoga teacher-trainer for pregnancy and postnatal yoga at Womb Yoga + international teacher and published author, “Mother’s Breath
“I have been working with yoga for postnatal recovery for seventeen years and I am impressed with the holistic scope and thoroughness of the MUTU system. It makes clever use of the yoga practices which I most strongly recommend for postnatal women. Wendy’s work gives women the answers they need and offers a really effective way to boost vitality and build strength effectively and safely at this challenging time in life.”
NIAMH BURN (Bsc. Hons MSCP SRP)
Pregnancy and Postnatal Physiotherapist at Maternity Physio
“As a Physiotherapist who solely treats pregnant and postnatal women for common postnatal conditions, the MUTU system really ticks all the boxes for me.
Women can feel confident that they are following a safe and effective program which has their care very much in mind. There are reminders of what to look out for when things don’t feel right and when to seek professional help. I love the fact in includes some great modifications for typical pregnancy and postnatal related conditions such as pelvic girdle pain and pelvic organ prolapse.
There are also lots useful stretches for tight hips and upper back which should suit the usual new mum aches and even has some meditation in there to calm the busy mind.
I also loved the constant referral to breathing properly and alignment which is key to connecting with your PF and deep abdominals.
I would recommend it to any of my clients who were looking for an accessible and safe postnatal program to do at home.”
KAREN NORDAHL MD
Author and President, Fit to Deliver Inc, Vancouver, Canada
“Wendy is one of the most passionate advocates for postnatal fitness that I know of. She maintains very high standards for both herself and her employees, I highly recommend her organization”
JESSICA CHASTKA, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Sullivan Physical Therapy, Austin, Texas. The host of PT Below The Waist podcast
“I am a pelvic floor physical therapist and one of my favorite things about my job is empowering women and guiding them through the postpartum experience so that they can feel confident in themselves and their ability to move and exercise. I believe that the postpartum stage (no matter where you are in it) is a vulnerable time for women and a lot of people do not realize that they do not have to settle for urinary leakage, pelvic heaviness, pelvic pain or diastasis recti. Wendy Powell’s MUTU System gives women the ability to take charge of their bodies. It validates their feelings of frustration with their current abilities and gives them hope for change, and that hope and empowerment is one of my favorite parts of the program.
As I went through the MUTU program, I found that it really checked all the boxes that you would want for an exercise program. It is most importantly safe. MUTU has clear explanations of modifications to make if a woman has pelvic prolapse, is pregnant, or has pain. The focus of MUTU is not just squeeze, squeeze, squeeze the pelvic floor/abdomen, but also focuses on relaxing the pelvic floor which is an important component of then being able to squeeze and strengthen the core and avoiding pelvic pain. The program also addresses posture, biomechanics and diet which are often times over looked, but an important part of treating the whole body! Lastly, the design is simple and easy to use and a good complement to physical therapy”