EP22 – Understanding Diastasis Recti

As pelvic floor physical therapists, we find that there tends to be a lot of confusion when it comes to understanding diastasis recti.  This stems from poor information online, lots of different professionals giving advice within the health and fitness realm, and conflicting data in the research.  On this podcast episode, we are providing the most up-to-date, evidence-based information on diastasis recti in hopes that we can help women with better understanding diastasis recti.

Show Notes

[4:54] Dr. Brenda begins by explaining the definition of a diastasis recti. She also shares how to differentiate a diastasis recti from an abdominal separation.

[7:34] She describes the main risk factors for a diastasis recti, mainly anything that increases intra abdominal pressure.

[11:08] Dr. Brenda talks about the types of diastasis recti as she categorizes them.

[18:04] She shares the components of treating a diastasis recti, including manual techniques, exercise, education, and a pelvic floor component.

[29:04] Dr. Brenda shares the most common myths and misconceptions when it comes to diastasis recti and how to heal from it.

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Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Free Assessment Days

Research Study: Postpartum characteristics of rectus abdominis on ultrasound imaging

Revitalize Woman Community Facebook Group

Facebook Page for Revitalize Physical Therapy

Instagram Page for Revitalize Physical Therapy

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