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.