May 28, 2018 3 min read

I am a self-confessed plank addict. I would create challenges doing the plank; “5-minute plank challenge,” I would add planks, crunches and toe taps to almost all of my abdominal classes. I was a mum, or two, and with a history of gymnastics, swimming, backbends, and yoga, I was doing all of the recti split exercises muscle separation surgery.This means I was doing every exercise which was creating diastasis recti split and continued to do it- even to this day. I do count myself lucky that I have been able to reduce my recti split exercises muscle separation surgeryand not have surgery, but only because I was introduced to, underwent and continued to practice this form of rehabilitation for my muscles; the No Mummy Tummy Program.

If you came to me and said that I shouldn’t do planks because they are bad for you, I would have laughed in your face and told you to stop seeing the PT that told you that. But knowing what I know now its right. Planks can be detrimental to a woman recover, strength and the overall look of her abdominals. I was educated. Educated in the effects of certain recti split exercises muscle separation surgery.I was lucky, my separation was only 4 centimeters at the highest point (above the belly button) – makes sense now with all the years of swimming and gymnastics I did. If I didn’t find out about the No Mummy Tummy program, I too would have been headed down the recti split exercises muscle separation surgerypath. If you can avoid it, surgery is always the last option.

At least it was for the founder of NMT. She searched for alternatives to surgery as this was the only option given to her after the birth of her children and widening of her connective tissue. She too underwent recti split exercises muscle separation surgery and nearly went under the knife. Luckily, out of America, she found the Tupler Technique. Backed by clinical research, this technique (now adopted, and licensed by No Mummy Tummy in Australia) is one of the only programs to truly rehab the connective tissue in a safe, monitored way, through a nine-week, trainer-led program.

This program or rehab for the tummy muscles helps to protect and strengthen the recti muscles. It ensures that recti split exercises muscle separation surgery is not the only option. This is done in four steps:

  1. Exercising safely
  2. Wearing the diastasis splint
  3. Protecting and strengthening the core
  4. Moving diastasis safe

By using the above four steps, women can heal their stretched connective tissue, learn to protect it by wearing a diastasis approved splint and move and exercise in a safe manner. This would illuminate the need for recti split exercises muscle separation surgery - despite your allied health practitioner saying that surgical repair of diastasis recti was your only option!

So before you reach for your surgeon's number and book in recti split exercises muscle separation surgery consider treating the underlying issue- the stretched and separated connective tissue. By naturally treating your abdominal separation, you may reduce your other symptoms and promote strength in your abdominal wall. This will allow a more toned, strong and stable core to undertake alternative exercises to those so strongly advised against if you have DR.

The No Mummy Tummy Programs are suitable for pregnant and post-pregnant women. Even if you have been told there is no other option, but a recti split exercises muscle separation surgery repair of the diastasis recti- please call us for more information about Diastasis Recti Repair, Trainer led consults, group classes or programs. No Mummy Tummy can be contacted on 1300 217 372.