By Elizabeth D’Annunzio Shah, PT, DPT, OCS of Thrive Integrated Physical Therapy
As a physical therapist, I have had a number of patients coming in with questions about their diastasis recti. As you may remember from my previous post, I recently had a baby and since then, the question of how to treat a diastasis recti has been on my mind. This seems to be an issue shrouded in concern and fear for many women, so let’s talk about it.
WHAT IS A DIASTASIS RECTI? Read more... Read More
Diastasis Recti or Abdominal separation occurs during pregnancy as the muscles and ligaments stretch, the uterus moves upwards in the abdomen, and hormones increase, making everything more lax. It can be further exacerbated by lifting, incorrect breathing and injury during birth. I see varying degrees of separation post-partum from within normal to borderline to serious. Read More
I get asked this question frequently by women at varying points in their post-partum recovery. They see their body returning to its pre-pregnancy shape, but a little belly remains. Read More