What is Diastasis Recti?

What is Diastasis Recti?

A diastasis recti is a separation of your outermost abdominal muscles. The job of these muscles (called rectus abdominis), is to support your back and your organs.

What causes it?

Continuous stretching of, and intra-abdominal force and pressure on, this connective tissue that joins your outermost abdominal muscles.

Common causes of intra-abdominal force and pressure on connective tissue:

Why Should You care if you have it?

Separated muscles are weak muscles. Separated muscles cannot do their job of supporting your back and organs. To achieve a strong core, your muscles must be close together.

When the muscles separate, the connective tissue (linea alba) joining these muscles stretches sideways. This sideways stretching of the connective tissue causes it to become thinner and weaker. Now, this weak, thin connective tissue is ineffectively supporting your back and organs, instead of the muscles that should be if they were close together.

Side Effects of Diastasis Recti:

How do you fix it?

A diastasis can be closed on anyone at any time.

Closing a diastasis is about healing the connective tissue. Taking care of the connective tissue and healing it is accomplished by:

Core ConsciousnessTM offers methods to treat and prevent diastasis recti! For more information click here.

Some people choose to have surgery to repair a diastasis

How Do I Know if I Have Diastasis Recti?

If you are unsure whether you have a diastasis recti, please schedule a FREE belly check!

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