Pelvic Floor Health Article #6 -Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, or DRA

Do you have a separation or split of your abdominal muscles as a consequence of your pregnancies or excessive, inappropriate abdominal training? Are you struggling to progress in your exercise program (core training/strengthening)? Separation of the abdominal muscles is a common condition after some pregnancies, or many years of abdominal loading with poor technique, and is called Diastasis Rectus Abdominis, or DRA. In some, it can prevent optimal function of the core. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists will work with you to find strategies to regain function and strength of your deep core muscles and more superficial ones, and potentially narrow the gap.…/what-is-a-rectus-diastas…/

A Rectus Diastasis is a separation in the rectus abdominis, also known as the “6-pack” muscle. It most often occurs during pregnancy. Sometimes it will spontaneously correct following birth, but it does not always. If you lift your head…
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