Studies show that 39% of women after giving birth, their rectus abdominis muscles do not come back together.
How do I check for abdominal separation?
If you lie on the floor and contract your abdomen by doing a sit up and you can fit more than one finger in the central gap between your six-pack muscles, you probably have abdominal separation otherwise known as diastasis recti. At the elbow room, we provide a free diastasis check.
What will happen if my abdomen muscles don’t return to normal?
Mummy Tummy – Is that appearance of a belt of jelly around your midriff.
Not dangerous but can make you feel self-conscious is when the gap is quite wide, and the digestive tract starts to push through creating a hernia.
Treatment – How we can help you Recover from diastasis
use a combination of support belts, specific exercises and special taping techniques to strengthen and reconnect your muscles.
It generally takes 6 weeks for your muscles to come back together. Immediately you will feel stronger, more toned and feel a reduction in any diastasis related back problems.
If you would like to make an appointment please contact the clinic on 01 677 9859.
The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.