Core and Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti and Pregnancy Diastasis recti can be a concern for many women during pregnancy. In this article, we’re going to take a look at what percentage of women get diastasis recti during pregnancy, what you can do during pregnancy to decrease it’s severity, and how to boost your recovery postpartum. The abdominal wall being …

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Exercising While Pregnant: Why You Should, and How to Do It Safely There are exercises and strategies that can make pregnancy more comfortable, delivery a little easier, and postpartum recovery faster. Let’s dive into which exercises are recommended during pregnancy, exercises that can be harmful during pregnancy, and exercises that should be done with caution. …

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3 Steps to Improve a Diastasis Recti Dr. Sarah Duvall, DPT, PT Published: December 14, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Email I love helping women improve their diastasis recti! For a percentage of women, this is as simple as properly activating the core muscles, and it heals right …

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Should you Twist with a Diastasis? Twisting can be a controversial topic. A simple Google search or scroll through Instagram can give you wildly differing opinions and reasons for or against twisting, which of course makes it my favorite topic! I love diving into the movement patterns that stir up controversy to really pick apart …

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Check Your Side Plank with These 5 Tips Side planks are an AMAZING exercise, but they can easily be turned into a back exercise instead of an abdominal exercise. They are a great exercise because they target the lateral abdominal complex. This includes the transverse abdominals, internal obliques and external obliques. Another key muscle that …

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Is a Diastasis Recti Normal? Yes!!! A diastasis recti is a normal part of development in kids and also during pregnancy to allow room for the baby to grow. It’s actually pretty amazing what the body is capable of!! Let’s start with development. Almost all small humans have a diastasis recti (DR). Usually it naturally …

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How to Heal a Diastasis Recti Without Surgery Can you heal your diastasis? Maybe. But you won’t know until you give it your best effort. I want you to keep in mind, there is NO TIME LIMIT FOR HEALING!!! I’ve seen women 20 years postpartum and we’ve been able to fully rehab their diastasis. You […]

Exercises that Harm the Core and Pelvic Floor This morning I was at the gym working out, and while doing hanging leg raises I thought to myself, “gee, this is an exercise that many “experts” say to never do if you have core or pelvic floor issues.” I did 3 sets. Boom. Take that, list! […]

Take the Plank Challenge Can you pass the plank challenge? Should you even do front planks? Are they safe for a diastasis? Can they hurt the pelvic floor? Is there a right or wrong way to do them? What if your shoulders always feel tight? Like with all exercises, the answer is maybe. Let’s sift through […]

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