Woman’s health, which refers to the health of women, can differ from that of men. While pregnancy is a beautiful part of life, it can have a severe impact on the functional health of a female. Pregnancy affects the abdominal muscles by causing them to stretch beyond their healthy barrier. This rapid growth causes trauma to the linea alba, resulting in a tearing of the abdominal wall, which creates a disorder known as diastasis recti.
Diastasis recti can be heavily involved with pain and dysfunction anywhere in the body and is also related to pelvic floor spasm.
Traditional care tends to involve cosmetic surgery, crunches, or abdominal braces. These options do not address the lack of function that is created from a diastasis and can make your condition worse, taking you further away from your goals. Conservative treatment is the best option for those looking to improve their condition.
Comparison of normal abdominal muscles vs diastaisis recti. This separation of the abdomen can cause many musculoskeletal conditions.
Pain | Tightness/Stiffness | Numbness/Tingling
Radiation | Dull/Achy | Muscle fatigue | Burning | Muscle Spasm | Pelvic floor spasm (bowel/bladder dysfunction) | Sexual dysfunction |Loss of normal range of motion
CONDITIONS WE TREAT:
Diastasis Recti/Core Dysfunction
Low Back Pain
Mid Back Pain
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI joint)
Our team comes highly experienced in treating these types of conditions and helping both new and older moms get back to the activities they enjoy with their children. Our doctors have experience working with pre and postpartum patients reestablishing the function and strength of the core muscles that the gym cannot produce. Our treatments include postural and breathing exercises, core rehabilitation, and patient education to reestablish proper function that will last a lifetime.