Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti Exercises: 5 Moves for New Moms
If you’re a new mom, you’ve probably noticed your midsection looks different than it did before pregnancy. Maybe you have new stretch marks or lax skin, or perhaps people are still asking when your baby is due. Some women also...
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How to Train Clients With Diastasis Recti
As a pelvic health physiotherapist, I considered myself an expert in diastasis recti. After all, I’d been treating the condition for nearly 20 years in my patients. Then, after my third pregnancy, I diagnosed the condition in myself. Despite all...
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Common Concerns Affecting Exercise in the Third Trimester
Things happen quickly in the third trimester, and if you’re working with a client through her pregnancy, you may sense her growing excitement — and a healthy dose of anxiety — keeping pace with her growing belly as the big...
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How to Assess Your Postpartum Client
A woman’s body goes through significant physiological and psychological changes during pregnancy, and labor and delivery. As a health and fitness professional, you have a duty to understand: How your client’s body changes during pregnancy Any potential birth trauma they...
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Does Everyone Get Diastasis Recti in Pregnancy?
Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is one of the more notable changes that takes place during pregnancy. To accommodate the growing baby, the abdomen expands, stretching the skin, muscles and connective tissue (including the linea alba). As the abdomen expands in pregnancy...
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Why Every New Mother Should See a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
When immersed in the fog of new motherhood, adding one more item to the list can seem daunting, but if there’s one appointment that every mother should attend after giving birth, it’s an assessment with a pelvic health physiotherapist or...
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5 Important Considerations When Training New Moms
Birth and motherhood have their share of ups and downs and, as fitness professionals and health professionals, we have an important role to play in a new mom’s physical wellbeing as well as her mental and emotional wellbeing. Very often,...
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How to Help Your Postpartum Clients Heal Diastasis Recti
During pregnancy, as the baby is developing and the belly grows, what many pregnant women don’t realize is that, to accommodate that growth, changes are occurring not only in the uterus and skin, but all also in the abdominal muscles....
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3 Steps To Healing Your Diastasis Recti
During pregnancy, as the belly grows, what many women don’t realize is that, to accommodate that growth, changes occur not only in the uterus and skin (hello, stretch marks!), but all the way down to the abdominal muscles. That’s because,...
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