A diastasis recti is a separation of your outer most abdominal muscles. The job of these muscles (called rectus abdominis), is to support your back and your organs.
A diastasis can be closed on anyone at any time. It does not matter when you had your baby or even if you have had a baby at all! Closing a diastasis is all about healing the connective tissue. Everyone’s connective tissue will heal at a different rate. It depends on the “condition” of your connective tissue. The weaker your connective tissue the longer it will take. Also, the connective tissue on people who have stretch marks will take longer to heal.
Healing the connective tissue is all about putting it in a better (narrow) position, bringing blood flow to it and protecting it when doing any type of activities so it is not being stretched nor does it have any intra-abdominal force or pressure on it.
Surgery should be your very last resort! If you decide on surgery, your abdominals must be strengthened beforehand to maintain the integrity of the sutures. The surgery to repair this requires a hipbone to hipbone incision. The recovery from this surgery is very difficult.
The Tupler Technique® is a research and evidenced based exercise program to treat diastasis recti which is a separation of the abdominal muscles. Julie is a certified corrective exercise specialist working with women & men help them close their diastasis since 2014. Closing a diastasis with the Tupler Technique® is all about healing connective tissue.
My passion is working one-on-one or in a small group setting, helping moms and even sometimes dads take their belly's back from Diastasis Recti.
Diastasis Recti plagues over 60% of women after their vaginal or
C-section delivery. Some of the symptoms could be afternoon belly bulging, a belly that protrudes, an outie belly button, lower back or gastrointestinal problems and even an umbilical hernia. It's never too late to close your Diastasis Recti with our 6-week corrective exercise program.
Core conditioning during pregnancy is essential for optimal baby positioning, getting ready for the marathon of childbirth, and a speedy birth recovery. It's not just about fixing the problem you already have but helping you avoid the problem in the first place.
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