Posted on September 5, 2023.
Many women come in to see me with complaints of having diastasis recti or separation of their abdominal muscles as shown in the image.
The muscles involved are the rectus abdominus muscles that course from the lower ribcage down to the pubic bone of the pelvis on either side of the body.
This can occur during pregnancy, in order to allow room for the growing fetus.
Women seek my expertise directly when wanting guidance in improving this condition or are referred by their physician or healthcare provider.
I often hear women say, that they feel on-going weakness in their "center" or core. They may also complain of back and pelvic pain and may be displeased with the way their abdomen looks aesthetically.
Upon the first physical therapy session, a thorough evaluation is performed including an in-depth discussion about any complaints the patient may be having and how that is impacting their quality of life or function. A medical history is also taken. after which a physical exam is performed. This encompasses evaluating things like gait, posture, functional mobility, strength, joint mobility, range of motion and flexibility.
Once all of the findings are gathered, a treatment plan is formulated with my guidance and input from the patient.
Each treatment program is based on the patient's individual findings and needs and is re-assessed with each treatment as to ensure steady progress.
If you are experiencing symptoms that you think may be related to your diastasis recti, contact me to schedule an appointment for your evaluation.
Let's explore how we can begin to start making you feel better!
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, inquiries, or if you're ready to embark on a journey towards improved well-being. Your path to holistic health and vitality starts here. I am here to provide you with personalized guidance, answer your queries, and assist you in taking the next steps on your transformative journey.