Abdominal Diastasis Treatment

Abdominal Diastasis Recti Treatment in London, Abdominal Physiotherapy treatment at home or at the practice  

abdominal diastasis recti treatment in London physiotherapy physiotherapistWhat is an abdominal diastasis recti?

Diastasis recti is the separation of the large parallel bands of muscles that meet in the middle of the abdomen during pregnancy. Diastasis recti is caused by the growing uterus stretching the muscles in the abdomen. It may appear as a bulge in the middle of the abdomen, or it might be noticeable only when the abdominal muscles are tense, for example when you do a stomach crunch.

Abdominal Diastasis recti treatment in London

Mummy’s Physio London can help you recover from abdominal diastasis recti, using the most efficient and safest technique to treat the condition, the Hypopressive Method. This technique allows you to work on the abdominal muscles without putting any pressure on the pelvic floor, which might also be damaged or weak after the pregnancy and delivery. You will also be prescribed additional exercises you can perform on your own in between sessions.

More than diastasis recti treatment

As an additional step towards your recovery from diastasis recti, we also offer postnatal Pilates sessions with our Pilates instructor who specialises in Postnatal Pilates, and can create a custom training programme just for you, focusing on your condition. Pilates will help you to flatten your stomach while treating your diastasis.

Diastasis Recti Treatment at home in London or at the practice

Our specialised postnatal physiotherapists can visit you at home anywhere in London to offer treatment. This way you can stay in the comfort of your own home and not have to worry about childcare for your newborn baby. If you prefer to be treated at the practice, our physiotherapist can see you for a diastasis recti treatment at one of our 2 practices: Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria station, or Moorgate, in the city of London near Liverpool Street.

If you wish more information about abdominal diastasis recti treatment in London, feel free to contact us. 

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Information about Diastasis Recti

When does diastasis recti occur?

You are more likely to develop the condition as a result of your pregnancy if:

  • You are over 35
  • You give birth to a heavy baby
  • You have a multiple pregnancy
  • You have a pronounced sway back
  • You have weak abdominal muscles
  • This is your second or third pregnancy
  • You had separation of incontinence issues during a previous pregnancy
  • You start exercising too soon after you give birth

Reminder: You need to wait 6 to 8 weeks post delivery before going back to sport and only if your perineum is strong enough. Not following this advice might lead to incontinence, back pain and diastasis issues.

The muscle separation occurs during the second or third trimester of the pregnancy and it usually naturally lessens in the six to twelve months following childbirth. Separation in a previous pregnancy significantly increases the probability and severity of the condition in subsequent pregnancies. If the separation remains or worsens during the twelve months following the birth, it will cause lower back pain and can also worsen pelvic instability. This can make it difficult performing every day activities, such as lifting heavy objects or even walking up the stairs.