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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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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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Running while pregnant

Q and A: How long can I keep running while pregnant?

Q: : I am just curious for your thoughts about how long I can keep running while pregnant. I have seen some of your posts on pregnant CrossFitters modifying workouts while pregnant. Some of my pelvic floor physio friends say to stop running at the latest when I am 16 weeks pregnant. I am currently 14 weeks...

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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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Interview with CrossFit Games Athlete and New Mom: Lindsey Valenzuela

It’s CrossFit Open season!  This time last year,  CrossFit Games Athlete and new mom, Lindsey Valenzuela was prepping to re-enter competition, via the 2017 Open, for the first time since a severe back injury and difficult pregnancy (including modified bedrest). The goal was to get to Regionals at about 1 year post partum. I was...

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