What is Diastasis Recti and can it be fixed?

pelvic floor postpartum Jan 17, 2022

A diastasis is a thinning of the fascia in the front of your abdomen. When you peel an orange, think of fascia as being like the white layer between the juicy orange and the thick skin. Fascia is the layer in between your skin and your muscles and it runs through your entire body, connecting and facilitating movement. It’s an incredibly overlooked structure in our body that plays a key role in holding us together and is a very important piece of the body puzzle.

 

With a diastasis (or the thinning of this part of the fascia), think about when you wear a hole in the knee of your jeans from over stretching the fabric. That is essentially what has happened with a diastasis. But the big difference is that fabric cannot repair itself (you’d have to sew on a patch to prevent it from getting worse), but the body has a remarkable ability to repair itself. As long as you stop doing the things that are making the thinning worse in order to allow the body the space to heal.

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What is a low pressure ab exercise and why i teach them when working to retrain & reconnect the coreā€¦

So we all know and love high pressure ab exercises (crunches etc), but what exactly is a low pressure ab exercise? Well, it’s pretty much any ab exercise where the spine stays in neutral, and it can have varying degrees of intensity. Here’s an example of a moderate low pressure ab exercise for you to try:

 

  • Lie on your back and bring your legs into tabletop position.
  • Lift your pelvic floor and wrap your transverse abs to a level 3 like we talked about above 
  • Bring your right hand and press it against your left knee and raise your left hand up towards the ceiling
  • As you exhale, press your right hand and your left knee towards each other quite hard without changing the position of your spine or pelvis, whilst simultaneously reaching your left arm and right leg out straight to about 45 degrees from the ground (diagonal)
  • As you inhale, bring it back in
  • Think about diagonal energy coming across your core from your right ribs to your left hip and notice just how...
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Here's what other Mammas are saying about the Postpartum Protocol

pelvic floor postpartum Nov 02, 2021

Are you wondering whether the Postpartum Protocol 12 week course is worth the investment? Wondering whether you'll find the time to complete it? Wondering whether you'll notice a difference in your body..?

Here are some testimonials from other Postpartum Protocol mammas who are saying it's worth the commitment!

 

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