Hi Ladies! Are you a busy mom who is struggling with a condition like diastasis recti (abdominal separation)? Any mother who has been asked, “When is your baby due?” AFTER she has already had her baby completely understands this and how frustrating it can be.
IS MY DIASTASIS RECTI TREATABLE?
The answer is yes, if you focus on identifying the factors contributing to your diastasis recti symptoms and perform the RIGHT exercises and strategies for YOU. This is why a generic fitness program of exercises will not work for many women. Our specialists see many contributing factors like scar tissue, intra-abdominal pressure problems and rib flare to name a few. Many women have more than one factor making recovery not so straight forward.
Individual treatment sessions are the gold standard for diastasis healing and strength and will speed your recovery compared to generic exercises. Our goal is to reduce your symptoms by making you stronger doing the activities you need or want to do not eliminating those activities from your life.
WHERE DO I START?
Breathing! We always start with breathing. I know what you are thinking. That isn’t an exercise…is it? Yes it actually is. Your diaphragm, the muscle that controls breathing, is active 24/7. Breathing significantly affects how you use the rest of your core system. Click on the video below to learn from Dr. Anne Madden, a women’s health physical therapist, what a “360 breath” looks like and how to do it.
What’s next after breathing?
After looking at a woman’s breathing patterns, the next place our specialist look at is your ribs. Rib positioning, movement, and angle can play a significant role in diastasis healing. Click below to see EXACTLY how we assess a patients ribs and how you can perform these assessments on yourself to identify if your ribs may be contributing to your symptoms.