Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and continues to change post-natally. It is important to address any issues that occur at this time so as to prevent problems later in life
A Women’s Health Physiotherapist can help with healing of separated abdominal muscles (Diastasis Rectus). Diastasis Rectus often occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy when the abdominal muscles are at their greatest stretch. Diastasis rectus may lead to back pain, make it harder for you to regain your tummy tone and return to your normal exercise routine. It is important to have an assessment to determine if your muscles are separated as there are some exercises and movements that should be avoided to prevent worsening of the separation.
This condition is treated successfully with clinical Pilates and pelvic floor management.
If you have delivered your baby and are concerned you may have a tummy muscle separation contact us for an assessment.