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Blog Category: Diastasis

Diastasis In 100% of Women??

So much for bringing calm back in to my online life. Once again I find myself disgruntled with the ‘Everyone-should-brace-after-having-a-baby’ camp. I think my feelings are well-placed, as it is our professional responsibility to get accurate information into the hands of both practitioners and the public. It is critical. A blog came across my desk,...

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Dear Diastasis Community….Can We Talk About Planks?

Planks have become a dirty word in diastasis chat rooms, forums and blogs. Blanket edicts of no more planks have emerged. But this has thrown a lot of women into a state of confusion…we can’t do crunches, and can’t do planks…what can we do? This speaks to the no-man’s land that so many women find...

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Diastasis: Zip it up!

I like to think of a diastasis that has resisted closure like an open zipper. An open fly affects more that just the zipper, it strains the button above, it messes with the fit of the pants, exposes things not supposed to be exposed, etc. Addressing your zipper may need a multi-tiered approach to re-zip:...

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Diastasis Recti: To Brace or Not to Brace?

This is a recent note I received from a woman with a disappointing result from a popular program that recommends braces for Diastasis Recti, a common separation of the abdominals during pregnancy that lingers for some women. If you have been around my blog or heard my social media voice, prescriptive bracing ain’t my thing....

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Dear Dr. Oz: Diastasis and (Gasp!) Crunches??

To honor all the “flat belly” New Years resolutions out there, I thought I would post a letter I wrote to Dr. Oz a few years ago. It is a cautionary tale that still applies today: Diastasis and crunches do not mix! I have updated the letter a little with some links to other blogs and...

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