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Why Have Physiotherapy Sessions For Diastasis Recti?

As the womb grows in size during pregnancy, it pushes muscle apart, causing it to become longer and weaker. Diastasis recti is when your rectus - abdominal muscle, which runs down the middle of your stomach, separates during pregnancy.

Although the muscles usually go back to normal by the time your baby is 8 weeks old, sometimes it persists and leads to back pain.

Although women often think weight loss will solve this problem, that’s not the case because diastasis occurs due to the abdominal wall muscle being stretched apart. Maintaining the correct posture is one way to encourage your recovery and prevent this issue from getting worse. Pelvic floor exercises and physiotherapy are also extremely helpful. 

Our team delivers treatments for women struggling with diastasis recti at our London clinic in Greenwich.

PelviCare can advise on which activities to avoid that make diastasis recti worse and cause further issues like constipation, bloating, pain in the lower back and incontinence.

We will also create a bespoke exercise plan and ensure you have the guidance of an expert physiotherapist. PelviCare will help you heal your core using a variety of techniques, including breathing and pelvic floor exercises.

A member of our team will always discuss your symptoms in-depth before creating a treatment plan.

If you’re looking for help with diastasis recti in London, simply contact us for more information.