Want to build diastasis tension? Load it! I find that I need to load the fascia of my fit mamas in a way that matches how hard they are used to working out. The more intensity they are familiar with, the more I need to load their fascia to create a change.
We usually lay a client down on their back to test and challenge their diastasis. This is an-anti-gravity position and therefore, the least stimulating. When the fascia or gap doesn’t change or respond, the tendency is to back off, assume they can’t take more challenge and further restrict the client’s activities. Instead, we should consider we aren’t stimulating the fascia enough to actually wake it up, particularly when you consider what level of challenge the athletic woman’s fascia and abdomen is used to.
In addition, the internet has scared women away from exercise that challenges their center. All for FEAR of creating or worsening a diastasis. We must work the center in order to bring a change! It is the only way to build diastasis tension! Challenging the center will prepare the capacity of the tissues to resist the inevitable demands of motherhood and the fitness they long for. So let’s get really good at clinical reasoning and create a demand on the tissues that will bring change. Simultaneously, let’s monitor and modify the activity to be able to appropriately turn the dial of intensity up or down when needed for symptoms, doming, pressure control, or to build more tension. PS Intensity isn’t the only consideration we can modify, monitoring their strategy for how they do the activity is paramount! Learn more strategies here: https://www.juliewiebept.com/fitness-is-the-path/