Discover the latest research and proven strategies for treatment of Diastasis Recti Abdominus.
DRA is the separation of the abdominal muscle that is often seen in postpartum clients. In the past decade there has been an increase in this condition throughout all populations. As a Pilates teacher chances are you will see a client with this condition more frequently.
July is the Diastasis Recti Awareness Month
I am very passionate about spreading awareness about this condition because I personally have spent years trying to recover. I was fortunate enough to learn about the condition soon after my first set of twins were born and I was able to start my road to recovery. It was not easy but at least I knew what NOT to do and what to focus on to ease my frustration.
However, many clients that I have worked with are not as lucky as I was.
I see women in their 60 and 70s (way out of the postpartum period) who have DRA (separation of the abdominal muscle) and have never been diagnosed. They were dealing with symptoms of this condition for decades without ever addressing the real problem.
I see postpartum women who have been obsessed with crunches and HIIT workouts to get rid of the “mommy tummy” but all they have gained was lower back pain. They were never told that those crunches were only making their condition worse. I see extremely fit women who had “abs of steel” before pregnancy but struggle to regain their core strength postpartum (hey, I AM one of these women.)
Diastasis Recti Awareness with Carolyne Anthony
In order to prepare for the Diastasis Recti Awareness Month Carolyne Anthony, the founder of the Center for Women’s Fitness, has agreed to record a webinar for us. Carolyne is one of the pioneers of the women’s fitness who spent over two decades working with the DR clients.
- In this webinar Carolyne Anthony (the founder of the Center for Women’s Fitness) discusses the importance of fascia in treatment and prevention of the DRA.
- You will learn what causes Diastasis Recti Abdominus and why it is important to address this condition. This condition is often overlooked and ignored resulting in a number of symptoms that include lower back or pelvic pain, poor posture, weakness of the abdominal muscles and more.
Bring awareness to DR by hosting the Diastasis Recti Awareness event at your studio. By doing this you will become known as a place to go to get help.
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- The Center Method far Diastasis Recti Recovery Course
- For a limited time use the code Audit100DR to receive a $100 discount on the online course.
- Webinar slide deck
You can use the information presented in this webinar and in the slide deck to host a DR Awareness event at your studio. Do you have questions? Ask them in the comments below.