Diastasis Recti, the gap caused by stretched tissues at the middle of your tummy it not just about your six-pack muscles. It is described as a stretching, weakening dysfunction of the entire front and side abdominal wall that also has the potential to have knock-on effect to the other ‘core’ elements such as the diaphragm, the pelvic floor muscles, organs and the lower back.
The main goal in the acute phase of any injury is to help preserve the injured tissues and prevent things from getting worse. We back off temporarily and allow the body to do its thing and go through the natural process of healing.
During the next phase, we re-introduce movement and exercises at a gradual pace whilst respecting where the body is at in the healing continuum.
The most single important factor for a healthy return to your baseline status is re-introduction of movement, that was the tissues can be strengthened built up and become prepared for the demands that will soon be placed on them, demands that the tissues were accustomed to before the injury occurred
This needs to be done considerately so that the muscles and connective tissue of the abdomen and other parts of the entire core improve and not worsen.
Diastasis is defined by Woman’s Wellness Educator Jenny Burrell as:
‘The abdominal wall is part of the entire core, and all components need to functioning optimally (muscles, tendons, fascia, bones, nerves, blood supply, skin) for the core to do its primary jobs of withstanding pressure/transferring load created by movement and providing a strong foundation for movement at the ‘outer unit’ – the arms and legs.
Any gap or level of dysfunction in the abdominal wall isn’t optimal as it means that the capacity to withstand pressure and transfer weight and types of movement will not be 100%. The bigger the gap and the laxer the abdominal wall (not just only at the midline), the greater the potential for dysfunction. The lack ability to transfer weight at the abdominal wall can also go together with a leaky pelvic floor and incontinence issues especially in the woman who has given birth. ‘
How long does diastasis recovery take? Answer: How long is a piece of string!? Every woman is an individual, her age, genetics, size of the stretch during pregnancy, nutrition, hydration, stress levels and hormonal profile will all have an effect of her healing.
What you will learn from our workshop:
“Thanks Nina! I attended the diastasis workshop & have realise how much I aggravate it in every day life. Nina has a professional approach and communicates up to date knowledge in a relaxed and understanding way. Definitely recommend!!”
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This workshop is available at The Outside Studio
Diastasis Recti – Understanding how to restore your tummy Workshop
Duration: 2 hours
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