September 25, 2018 3 min read

When I hear the word ‘treatment’, I immediately think of surgery. Why? Because society immediately leans towards a quick fix rather than treating it naturally. Although I have thankfully seen a transition to more natural, long-term treatments, especially in the case of Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment. This type of treatment was only ever (for me anyway) a case of surgery to fix it. 

I am a Personal Trainer, so my Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment would have been planks, pilates 100’s and any other ‘abdominal strengthening’ exercise to eliminate belly fat and undergo Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment. I have to be perfectly frank and say that I had no idea what a Diastasis Recti even was before learning about No Mummy Tummy and the course which I completed as part of my instructing with Aleenta Barre. Oh, I look back and realise how naive I was about the treatment of the abdominal muscles and training clients who were also mums. Thank goodness I learned Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment early in my PT career! 

So here we are, talking about Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment and whilst I know what it is, and how to treat it, you are probably sitting there with a confused look on your face muttering to yourself, “What the hell is Cara on about.” Well, I’m not going to leave you in the lurch. I am going to explain what available Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment there is and how to access this non-invasive, long-term treatment. 

Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment is no longer surgery. Proper long-term sustainable treatment is now available for your diastasis recti and abdominal separation. 

Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment involves a four-part process which will strengthen your transverse muscles and heal the connective tissue that joins the recti abdominal muscles together. By strengthening the connective tissue, you may be able to reduce the separation of the muscles. Diastasis recti treatment is about positioning and protecting the weakened connective tissue.

A key part of Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment is the positioning of the recti muscles; taking off the stretch from the connective tissue. This is done by using the abdominal splint provided with the No Mummy Tummy program.

Protection of the muscles is another key Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment which is integral to the program, and ultimately the reduction in your diastasis recti separation. To reduce the stretch of the connective tissue, you must ensure you cease activities which put a stretch on the connective tissue; particularly in a forward or sideways direction. Even activities such as pilates 100’s, roll-ups, bending over to pick something off the floor or yoga positions will place a stretch on the connective tissue. Teaching clients how to move in a safe manner is key to successful Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment. You would be surprised how many activities of daily living we are doing which is making our diastasis recti worse! I don’t mean to scare you into thinking that everything you are doing is unsafe, so let me put your mind at ease and let you know what is safe (there are plenty of exercises and movement which are!)

If you have any questions on what Diastasis Recti Abdominis Treatment  No Mummy Tummy could provide to assist with the reduction of your diastasis recti, please contact us on 1300 217 372 or email