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Diastasis research

Can we talk about diastasis research?

Dear Diastasis Community-Can we talk about diastasis research?  Recently, I returned to school to pursue my DPT (a clinical doctorate in physical therapy). My middle schooler and high schooler have assured me that it can’t possibly be as hard as what they are studying, so I am not allowed any whining. Which sucks because Pharmacology...

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Diastasis gap

How bad is my diastasis?

In a recent blog, we discussed a normal diastasis gap, a naturally occurring separation necessary for the function of the abdominal wall. Growing in our understanding of what is normal or natural before having children, can help us establish more appropriate rehabilitation and fitness expectations, programs and goals for pregnancy and pregnancy recovery (please read this...

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Normal Diastasis

What is a normal diastasis?

What is a normal diastasis? One of my favorite things to do clinically is to reassure women that they don’t have a ‘diastasis’. And yes, I just used air quotes (written air quotes, but…not to be sarcastic, instead to ease women’s minds). I love telling them that yes, you have a gap, technically a ‘diastasis’....

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Overhead Work for Pregnant Female Athletes with Diastasis

One of the tools I employ with my female athletes is to limit their overhead work if they are pregnant with a diastasis. Listen in for the reasoning behind this temporary boundary I set for my pregnant athletes who lift or exercise overhead. This is neither a rule or a formula, instead gain an understanding...

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