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Diastasis Recti

Understanding Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti, a common condition often occurring during pregnancy or postpartum, refers to the separation of the abdominal muscles. This separation creates a gap, impacting the core’s stability and potentially leading to various issues. It occurs when the connective tissue between the abdominal muscles stretches and weakens, causing the muscles to separate.
This separation can result in a noticeable gap, leading to a protruding belly and weakened core muscles. While commonly associated with pregnancy, it can also affect men and women who engage in improper abdominal exercises or experience significant weight fluctuations.

Possible symptoms connected to diastasis recti can include:

How can Physiotherapy help?

We understand the unique challenges that Diastasis Recti presents, and our specialized physiotherapy approach is exclusively for you to guide you towards a strong and healthy core.

Targeted Strengthening

A trained physiotherapist ensures the development of individualized and progressive strengthening programs, incorporating a variety of challenging exercises to facilitate the natural healing process.

Posture and Breathing

Making subtle adjustments to body posture, movements, and breathing patterns can significantly impact how the deep core functions and how intra-abdominal pressure is managed. A skilled physiotherapist guides individuals to find the optimal balance of exercises that promote the healing process.

Pelvic Floor Assessment

The condition of the pelvic floor plays a crucial role in influencing the rest of the deep core and may contribute to symptoms associated with diastasis rectus abdominis. A pelvic health physiotherapist conducts a thorough assessment, which may include internal and/or external evaluations of the pelvic floor, to understand its coordination with the broader core system.

Our Approach at Mobiphysio

If you’re ready to take the next step in your Diastasis Recti recovery, contact us for personalized care and support.

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