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Healing Diastasis Recti: The Role of Pelvic Physical Therapy

Diastasis Recti, a condition where the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy, is a common postpartum concern for many women. This separation often leads to a noticeable bulge or "pooch" in the belly area, causing discomfort and sometimes contributing to core weakness. However, there is hope for women experiencing this condition through the effective treatment provided by pelvic physical therapy.



Pelvic physical therapy focuses on addressing musculoskeletal issues in the pelvic region, including the abdominal muscles affected by diastasis recti. Through targeted exercises and techniques, pelvic physical therapists help women regain strength and functionality in their core muscles, ultimately reducing the separation between the rectus abdominis muscles.


 

One of the key aspects of pelvic physical therapy for diastasis recti is education.

Therapists educate patients about proper body mechanics and posture to prevent exacerbating the condition. They also teach specific exercises to strengthen the deep core muscles, such as the transverse abdominis and pelvic floor muscles, which play a crucial role in providing stability to the abdominal area.


Furthermore, pelvic physical therapists utilize manual therapy techniques to address any soft tissue restrictions or imbalances contributing to diastasis recti. This hands-on approach can help improve circulation, reduce scar tissue formation, and promote tissue healing.


For women struggling with diastasis recti, seeking the guidance of a pelvic physical therapist can be transformative. These specialized therapists tailor treatment plans to meet the individual needs of each patient, providing personalized care and support throughout the recovery process.


 

To raise awareness and provide support for women dealing with diastasis recti, we are hosting a free postpartum belly screening this Saturday. This event offers an opportunity for women to learn more about their abdominal health, receive expert guidance from pelvic physical therapists, and explore treatment options available to them.



In conclusion, diastasis recti is a common condition that can significantly impact postpartum well-being,

but with the help of pelvic physical therapy, women can regain strength, function, and confidence in their bodies. If you or someone you know is experiencing diastasis recti, consider reaching out to a pelvic physical therapist for expert care and support. And don't forget to join us for our free postpartum belly screening this Saturday to take the first step towards healing and recovery.



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