Diastasis Recti

As my client base is all female a significant part of my work is with mums with DIASTASIS RECTI.

This is the technical term for that gap that can appear down the mid line of the abdominal wall after having babies.
It can be scary to be 'diagnosed' with this condition but in fact it is very common, nothing to worry about and can be corrected.
There are two aspects of DR. Aesthetic and Functional.

A large DR can result in a 'poochy' looking tummy
And from a functional point of view can result in back pain as the core lacks the tensegrity to be strong and do its job.
Interestingly DR often comes hand in hand with pelvic floor dysfunction and hypermobilty.


Doing the right exercises will help to heal
However its important to incorporate many other components too 
And recognise that floor based exercises are only a part of the jigsaw
We need to MOVE and BREATHE PROPERLY 
And NUTRITION and HYDRATION are KEY
8th December, 2017