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Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
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Do sahrmann exercises heal diastasis recti?

Do sahrmann exercises heal diastasis recti?

Partially: Sahrmann exercises can help build abdominal strength (especially in abs below the belly bottom), and have been shown to partially correct the distasis recti that is caused by pregnancy, but they typically do not completely correct it. Women that have significant stretching/separation of the abdominal fascia post pregnancy usu. require abdominoplasty to completely correct. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What are some abdominal exercises for diastasis recti?

What are some abdominal exercises for diastasis recti?

Less is more: Diastasis rectii is the separation of the normally-fused rectus abdominis ("6-pack") muscles. In my practice, i see this most commonly in women after childbirth or in barrel-chested men who have gained weight. Unfortunately, there is no non-surgical way to re-fuse the muscles; ironically, "core" exercises will only accentuate the split. The best thing to do is to keep your weight down. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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I managed to rectify diastasis recti with exercise after my 1st 2 pregnancies but 1 year on after my 3rd i still look 3mths pregnant. What can I do?

I managed to rectify diastasis recti with exercise after my 1st 2 pregnancies but 1 year on after my 3rd i still look 3mths pregnant. What can I do?

Surgery: The only way to correct that is with a very simple surgery that helps to bring the 2 sides of your linea alba together. Very common for some women to have this problem, mostly to do with genetics, not amount of exercise or hard work a woman puts into stomach crunches or exercise. If you need it, you need it. Sometimes that rectus fasica can separate by 5-6". ...Read more

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Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Can diastasis recti cause problems?

Can diastasis recti cause problems?

Not usually: Almost all women have diastasis recti after pregnancy or changes in weight. It causes a visible bulge in the lower and/or upper abdomen. It usually is asymptomatic otherwise. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Does diastasis recti cause injury in athletes?

Does diastasis recti cause injury in athletes?

Diastasis recti: It doesn't directly cause injury. It just means separation of the rectus musculature. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Is having diastasis recti dangerous?

Is having diastasis recti dangerous?

Not usually...but: Diastasis Recti can cause lower back pain , constipation, and urologic issues. In extreme cases, the tissue may tear, and organs may poke out of the opening resulting in a hernia. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is the definition or description of: diastasis recti?

What is the definition or description of: diastasis recti?

Abdominal separation: Diastasis recti is a disorder that causes the rectus abdominis muscle to be separated instead of meeting together in the midline at the linea alba. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Is diastasis recti a common injury among athletes and if so will it eventually inhibit there performance and resistance training?

Is diastasis recti a common injury among athletes and if so will it eventually inhibit there performance and resistance training?

No/Unlikely: Normally, the paired rectus abdominus ("6-pack") muscles are fused together in the midline. Separation of these muscles, diastasis, is common w/premature infants & following increased abdominal girth (pregnancy, obesity). This is not typically found in athletes nor should it affect function. This should be distinguished from a hernia, which is an actual hole in the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Why does my diastasis recti cause me intense pain?

Why does my diastasis recti cause me intense pain?

The diastasis means: that the muscles and fascia that hold in Ur abdominal organs has failed & any valsalva maneuver will stress the remaining thin fascia & the peritoneal lining is stretched, & the peritoneum is very sensitive 2 stretch & resultant pressure. Lifting, sneezing, coughing can all cause symptoms. If interfering with Ur ADLS & quality of life, have it repaired. ...Read more

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