Definition of Diastasis Recti
Diastasis means seperation; a diastasis recti is the sepration of the conective tissue that hold the abdominal muscles (the recti) on either side of the belly botton in place.
Over time the seperation causes the connective tissue to become weak and inefficitive at holding the abdominal muscles in place for proper daily use and function; among the many important functions of the recti is lumbar errection (moving from a forward bend at the hip to an upright standing position) and keeping the intestinal organs protected and in place. The daily uses are too many to list here but a few include sneezing, coughing, pushing during a bowel movment and laughing.
Symptoms of a Diastasis Recti
If you experience...
• Regular back pain
• Being mistaken for an expecting mom, when you are not
• Bloating with food or beverage intake
• A mummy tummy that worsens as the day goes on
• A mummy tummy despite being reasonably fit elsewhere
• Urine or gas leaking with daily activities or exercise
• An outie belly button
• An umbilical hernia
It is very likely that you have a diastasis recti.
Free Belly Check
We offer a free initial belly checks. This 10-minute check determines if you have diastasis recti (seperation); the width and condition of the connective tissue are recorded and resources for healing a diastasis are provided.