Can exercise get rid of diastasis recti?
“For some patients with mild diastasis, regular exercise in the form of a core abdominal work out can improve the integrity of the muscles and reduce the amount of separation,” says Dr. Brenner. “I have found this to be most effective during the first six to 12 months following delivery.”
What does a person with diastasis recti look like?
A belly “bulge” that can look like a baby bump is the telltale sign of diastasis recti, and it’s usually most noticeable when you’re contracting or straining muscles in your abdomen. You may notice that when straining, your stomach area tents upwards instead of flattening out.
What is the fastest way to heal diastasis recti?
Rehabilitation of a diastasis will start with gentle exercises: deep abdominal exercises, coordinated breathing and isolated movements. But one should quickly graduate to full body exercise and higher load activities. In particular, the tension encourages the linea alba to heal, so don’t be afraid of adding challenge.