D I A S T A S I S R E C T I
A S S E S S M E N T
Thank you to my friend Ronit from @leagueofmoms who is so bravely sharing her struggle with #diastasisrecti. She’s the mom of 2 gorgeous babies and an amazing entrepreneur who has created a fantastic online directory for mom services in the GTA. Check her out!
Here I am assessing her abdominal tissue - specifically looking for how much tension she can generate in her core during a small curl up, and how many fingers wide is her linea alba (middle of the 6 pack muscle) separation.
Ronit is a strong and active mama with a background in dance, yoga and gymnastics. Today we worked on getting her to practice her ABC’s. Alignment, Breathing and then Choreography. Basically we need to make sure she is properly aligned and breathing well in her diaphragm before she will get good results from exercise choreography.
Ronit’s homework is to practice deep core breaths, 30 x morning and 30 x evening - specifically she needs to learn how to release her pelvic floor and tummy when she inhales. Years of dance training has her “sucking in” her mid section all the time which actually makes the issue worse, messing with her breathing mechanics and deactivating the diaphragm and pelvic floor. She is also seeing a pelvic physiotherapist to help retrain her internal pelvic floor to both release and contract properly.
This is a very common issue we see with women!
The message: be kind to yourself, stop sucking in your tummy and remember to master your A’s and B’s before your C’s!
Want more? Check out our online Core Restore video streaming program. And for the record, it is never too late to start! Ronit is 9 months postpartum. We will keep following Ronit’s @leagueofmoms journey, so stay tuned for more updates.
And once again, thank you to this brave and selfless mama for sharing such a vulnerable thing with the world and helping other mamas in the process. Love you for that so SO much.
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