Kaaiaa Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Kaaiaa Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

    Diastasis Recti: Ab Separation Rehab

    Diastasis Recti is the technical term for ab separation, which may happen during pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and even in men! Physiotherapy can be an effective way to treat and manage ab separation.

    If you have any of the following symptoms, you might be experiencing ab separation or weakness, and Pelvic Physiotherapy can help to reduce and eliminate your issues. 

    Common signs and symptoms include:

    • coning, bulging, protrusion when doing a crunch or head lift
    • feeling like you have lost weight but your stomach isn't coming back in
    • stomach feels bigger at the end of the day and/or looking "pregnant"

    NOTE: Everyone has a bit of separation in the middle. Someone with a "6-pack" will have a line down the middle. We are not assessing the number of fingers we can fit within this gap, but the quality of the tissues, their strength, and how they respond to function.  This is what the Physiotherapist will assess for in your appointment.