As a woman’s abdomen grows during pregnancy and if the oblique muscles of the abdomen are insufficient to control this growth she can experience Diastasis recti of the abdominal muscles (DRAM). This is a separation of the abdominal muscles along the line of connective tissue that runs down the centre of the abdomen. DRAM can be painful and can prevent you from engaging in regular exercise. The weakness in abdominal muscles usually results in back pain. The condition is very common – in fact, up to 60% of women suffer from some degree of DRAM.
In severe cases, DRAM can dramatically reduce your quality of life and cause you pain with normal daily activities. Exercise may be excruciating, and even simply transitioning from sitting to standing can be painful.
The PhysioActive Solution
Diastasis recti can usually heal without surgery. However, improper exercise (typical gym abdominal exercises) and even normal sitting and standing can aggravate the condition and delay healing. We provide a comprehensive program to address the key oblique chain stabilization system to promote healing of your abdominal muscles and prevent complications and delays. Furthermore, our expert physiotherapists will teach you proper body mechanics to avoid pain and worsening of your DRAM along with safe methods of exercise while you heal.
If you suspect you may have DRAM, call us now for an assessment and a speedy recovery.