New mothers – How to prevent and repair diastasis recti

You may not have heard of it if you don’t have children. But if you do, chances are you will have heard a lot about ‘‘the gap’’ or ‘‘diastasis recti’’, which the majority of women experience after delivering a child.

Diastasis recti is the clinical term for ‘‘separation of abdominals’’.  In this condition, the two sides of the rectus abdominis (your 6-pack muscle) stretch out and away from one another, pulling on the connective tissue that delineates them. This connective tissue acts very much like a tendon and is called the linea alba.

My journey from non-runner to smashing marathon personal bests!

My journey from non-runner to smashing marathon personal bests!


Louisa has been a regular client of UpandRunning since she took up running a few years ago.  Since then her running has gone from strength to strength and she has beaten each target she has set herself, while managing a busy job and regular travel.  Here is Louisa’s UpandRunning story.


Common running injuries, prevention and management

Injuries are common amongst runners due to the repetitive loading and high impact on muscles and joints and, as a result, this can lead to certain injuries. Injuries that runners frequently encounter include Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) where runners often complain of pain on the outside of the knee.