January 30, 2018 2 min read

Are you researching how to get your Diastasis Recti fix with exercise? While you can have your Diastasis Recti fix with exercise, it is integral to fix the Diastasis Recti separation first. Diastasis Recti fix with exercise is one of the ways you can reduce your gap safely. Particularly by practising safe movement and safe exercises.

Diastasis Recti is weakening of the connective tissue which results in the separation and stretch of the rectus abdominus muscles. 33% of women will experience Diastasis Recti with their first child, 66% with their second child and almost 100% with either twins or subsequent pregnancies. So why is it not widely known, nor treated properly? There are limited qualified Trainers in Australia nor education around how to treat it.

Odds on you have googled the term ‘Diastasis Recti’ or even ‘Diastasis Recti fix with exercise’ and found limited professional articles, websites or videos, and this is not surprising. It’s actually quite dangerous. I do not mean to sound like an alarmist, but with the free content available much of the information on youtube, websites and videos promoting the reduction of Diastasis Recti is actually doing you harm. If they are not a trained Diastasis Recti professional, be wary that the advice they are giving you.

Any videos or advice where they promote pilates exercises, intra-abdominal exercises such as planks and crunches or even yoga could be making your diastasis recti worse. The Trainers at No Mummy Tummy can provide education around Diastasis Recti fix with exercise- the proper way.

So how do you Diastasis Recti fix with exercise? You need to implement those that do not give intra-abdominal force to the connective tissue. This means no planks, cat cow yoga positions or push-ups. Another key Diastasis Recti fix with exercise is to avoid flaring of the ribs. This means no up dog yoga positions, gymnastics, swimming or heavy weighted sessions where your core is not engaged. These two Diastasis Recti Exercises principles will ensure you protect your core when exercising properly.

Whether you are a seasoned gym goer, or just starting out after your baby, No Mummy Tummy have created MumCore Classes to ensure you protect and strengthen your core and move suitably to alleviate any pressure or progress from healing your Diastasis.

No Mummy Tummy Trainers have experience in supporting women pre and post pregnancy through protection and healing of their Diastasis Recti and can support you through our programs. Our consultant led programs provide one-on-one support to teach you how to fix your diastasis through proper movement, wearing of our diastasis splint, protection and prevention of any further stretch to the connective tissue and learning how to heal your abdominal separation.

For more information about Diastasis Recti fix exercises, Trainer led consults, group classes or programs, please contact the No Mummy Tummy Team on 1300 217 372 or send an email to nomummytummy.com.au