Diastasis Recti Physical Therapy

Diastasis Recti Physical Therapy in Raleigh, NC
Diastasis Recti Physical Therapy in Raleigh, NC

Diastasis recti physical therapy is a common condition that we see at our Raleigh office in postpartum women.

Diastasis recti occurs when the abdominal muscles separate, leading to a protruding belly and weakened core.  The condition has been reported to be highly prevalent in the postpartum period, with prevalence rates up to 45% at 6 months and 30% at 12 months postpartum.

Bringing a new life into the world is an incredible experience, but it can also take a toll on a mother’s body. If you’re a mom seeking to restore your core strength and regain your pre-pregnancy body, we can help you.

Understanding Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti abdominis is defined as midline separation of the two rectus abdominis muscles along the linea alba. It often occurs during pregnancy when the growing uterus puts pressure on the abdominal muscles, causing them to separate.

This condition can persist after childbirth, affecting your posture, pelvic stability, and overall strength.  This can impact your performance with CrossFit, running, and lifting everyday items.

However, with the right approach and consistent effort, you can improve diastasis recti and reclaim a strong core.

Diastasis recti physical therapy

Diastasis recti physical therapy is a slow process but needs to begin with the correct framework.  Improvements can be seen quickly but results take months.

Healing diastasis recti is a gradual process that requires patience and consistency.  We caution everyone to avoid quick-fix solutions or exercises that may exacerbate the condition.

There are many influencers and videos out there on the web.  Just be sure you seek out guidance of a women’s health physical therapist.

Once you are able to begin a proper exercise program, you may benefit from our 8-week PostPartum Core and Restore class or Pilates Series (held in studio in Wake Forest).  It is a live, progressive program starting with the foundational components to connect deep pelvic floor and core muscles.  Participants then progress to functional strengthening to prepare you for everyday challenges.

Start Your Healing Journey Today

If you’re ready to improve your diastasis recti and restore your core strength, take the first step by incorporating targeted exercises by seeking professional guidance.

Just because you had a baby, doesn’t mean you have to live with the common complaints postpartum. Let us help you gain control again, because being a mom is an athletic event ??‍♀️

Remember, you are not alone in this journey. We can work together to improve your diastasis recti and embrace the beauty of motherhood while feeling strong and confident.

Schedule a consultation online with our women’s health experts at PhysioFit of North Carolina today.  Our satellite office is located in Raleigh, NC and main office in Wake Forest, NC.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at 919-728-0335 or fill out contact form.