Wellness

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.

STRONG BACK – STAYING HEALTHY IN THE WORKPLACE

Strong Back – Staying Healthy In The Workplace

Lower back pain is a common health problem in the workplace, and most workers are expected to experience symptoms of low back pain during their working life. It can affect anyone at any age, and the prevalence is increasing; disability due to back pain has risen by more than 50% since 1990.

Physiotherapy treatment for women

Physiotherapy treatment for women

Why should you care about your pelvic floor?
In my experience, most women are vaguely aware of Pelvic floor muscle training, but, only actually do them when they hear the words “pelvic floor”- or for the first few days after giving birth. And in this case, it is mainly a quick squeeze. Men are usually blissfully unaware they’ve even got a pelvic floor until their prostate misbehaves.