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Diastasis Recti: TIPS

Diastasis Recti: TIPS

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Diastasis Recti: TIPS
  • What is Diastasis Recti (ab separation)?

    Many moms experience postpartum body changes. One of these is an incredibly common condition called diastasis recti, which affects up to 45% of women six months postpartum.

    Diastasis recti abdominis is the separation of your abdominal muscles; it commonly occurs during pregnancy to make room for...

  • Diastasis Recti Self-Test

    Try this self-test to see if you have an abdominal separation. If you think you have a diastasis (separation) it is best to see a physical therapist for some 1:1 attention + follow our Diastasis Recti program.

  • Pregnancy: can I exercise with diastasis recti (ab separation)?

    Recent research shows up to 2/3 of women have a form of diastasis recti in the latter part of pregnancy. How can you safely exercise with this condition during pregnancy? As your uterus grows during pregnancy, organs in your body move to make room for it. As your uterus expands outward, it adds ...

  • Case Study: Diastasis Recti

    Meet Lisa, a mom of three with a 4-finger width diastasis (abdominal separation). Our core physical therapist performs a diastasis test and talks about how Lisa reduced her diastasis with specific core exercises. Video courtesy of the Moms Into Fitness Prenatal & Postnatal Instructor course.

  • Tip: Should I follow the Diastasis Recti Program?

    Many moms experience postpartum body changes. One of these is an incredibly common condition called diastasis recti, which affects up to 45% of women six months postpartum. Diastasis recti abdominis is the separation of your abdominal muscles; it commonly occurs during pregnancy to make room for ...

  • Tip: How do I know I need Physical Therapy?

    PT’s specialize in the musculoskeletal system and how it has to ALL work together for efficient and pain free motion. Our bodies are REALLY good at compensating, and it is so helpful to have someone who is skilled in finding those compensations, correcting them and showing you how to keep them fr...

  • Tip: Diastasis Recti Do's and Don'ts

    If you are following our programs, all workouts are already modified for you! There is no universal list of don’ts in the diastasis recti world. But because it is usually the intra- abdominal pressure that causes the recti muscles to have a bigger gap between them, our direction is to stay away f...

  • How do I exercise with Diastasis Recti?

    An overview on diastasis recti, the research and how to exercise with a diastasis. Video courtesy of the Moms Into Fitness Prenatal & Postnatal Instructor Course.

  • Diastasis Recti: Adding a Wall Plank

    When is it safe to add a wall plank or plank to your routine? This video comes from our Diastasis Recti program.

  • Tip: Diastasis Recti Posture

    It sounds simple, but years of habit can take a bit to correct. In fact some studies show it takes thousands of repetitions to correct bad habits. We spend 12 hours a day upright, this is key time to keep your abdominal wall from being overstretched. With your feet parallel, stack your hip bone o...

  • Pregnancy Diastasis Recti: Self-Test

    Diastasis recti abdominis is the separation of your abdominal muscles; it commonly occurs during pregnancy to make room for your growing baby, but it can cause issues after birth as well. Watch this self-test to determine if you should modify your workouts. Then use our Pregnancy Core Foundation ...

  • Tip: Everyday TA (Standing Abs)

    We spend more time standing and sitting than we do working out! Get the most out of the other 12.5 hours a day with 2 standing exercises, 1 seated exercise and 2 bedtime exercises.

  • Tip: Scar tissue after C-Section

    It doesn't matter if it's been ten years or ten months, you can work to minimize your scar tissue!

  • Tip: Can I Do Planks?

    Planks are a more advanced exercise. When should you add them to your workout routine?

  • Tip: Running and your Pelvic Floor

    Your core/trunk is a transfer station for everything that goes on in the body. Running dramatically increases the amount of force through the core, pelvic floor and legs. Starting running too soon can wreak havoc on your pelvic floor (PF). Its primary job is to keep that baby in and then
    afterwar...

  • Tip: Everyday TA (Bedtime Abs)

    Perform this 5 minute routine at bedtime 3-5x/week. It will improve your core health, better a diastasis, improve back pain and/or improve your posture.

  • Tip: Pelvic Pain Do's Dont's and Modifications

    Pelvic pain can be tricky to address on your own as there are so many things that impact pelvic mechanics, pelvic floor health, and trauma that occur during pregnancy and delivery. If you are having pelvic pain that is not going away with gentle exercise or stretching, please follow up with a wom...