Core and Diastasis Recti

C-section: Reasons, Risks, Recovery A cesarean section (or c-section) is a very common, well-established operation that many women have when delivering a child. In fact, the cesarean section surgery rate is about a third of all births in the United States of America.(1) This procedure is used for many reasons including prolonged labor, high risk …

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Safe Exercises With Prolapse (And Ones to Avoid) Pelvic organ prolapse can feel like a devastating diagnosis for many women. Interestingly, some women have it and never know, while other women can tell if the slightest thing feels wrong in their vagina and seek help immediately. Mild to moderate prolapse is rarely ever painful, but …

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Diastasis Recti: Definition, Causes and Treatment What is Diastasis? A diastasis recti is a thinning of the fascia known as the linea alba that connects each side of your abdominal wall together. The linea alba runs down the midline from your ribs to your pubic bone and the thinning can be at various locations and …

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How to Check for Diastasis Recti What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis recti is a thinning of the linea alba, which is the connective tissue where your rectus abdominis muscle (six pack ab muscles) meets in the middle from your pubic bone all the way up to your ribs. It is made up of the aponeurosis …

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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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