Women with a diastases rectus separation, or stretching of the linea alba during pregnancy, have a higher prevalence of low back pain postpartum. Many women fear having a mummy tummy. Most important is learning how this issue can be minimized to prevent further pain and problems. Most women need manual therapy to release stiff tissue prior to starting an exercise program.
How I Can Help
- determine severity of the separation
- manual therapy for shortened muscles and fascia
- instruct proper mechanics to minimize straining
- develop an exercise plan to minimize the gap