How to Fix Diastasis Recti

If you want to know how to fix diastasis recti, you probably already know that you have it. But just in case you’re not sure, here are some simple, straightforward directions to check for it. Before we get into the details about how to correct one, I want to make an important point. Why you …

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What Causes Diastasis Recti?

Understanding what causes diastasis recti is no simple task. First, we need to be able to define it. A lot of people will have a lot of different definitions, but here’s my version: A diastasis recti is the inadequate regulation of tension in the linea alba, resulting in a loss of connection between the left …

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Diastasis Recti Test: Taking It One Step Further

A diastasis recti test isn’t too hard to come by, although A LOT of doctors are not as practiced in them as you might expect. The professional most qualified to give you accurate results with this test is a pelvic floor physical therapist, but if you want to do one for yourself, a quick Google …

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Diastasis Recti Symptoms in Simple Terms

Diastasis recti symptoms are departures from the normal way that you feel, look, or function. These symptoms let you know that something is different with your postpartum belly. They do NOT confirm for you that you have a diastasis. Instead, they let you know that it might be worth investigating. If you want to know …

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What Is Diastasis Recti?

There’s a lot to consider when trying to define diastasis recti. Let’s start with the most basic and move to the more complex. From an anatomical perspective When humans develop in utero, most body parts occur in pairs—two arms, two legs, two eyes, two nostrils. The same is true of the abdominal muscles. There are …

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How to Choose Shoes in 4 Easy Steps

Step 1: Understand your own feet How shoes are like hair The first step in learning how to choose shoes is to understand what kind of feet you have. I like to think of feet as analogous to hair and picking shoes as analogous to choosing a good hairstyle. While you might ask your friend …

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