Diastasis Recti is the thinning of the tissue, the linea alba, between the right and left rectus abdominis, causing them to separate. It occurs most commonly in pregnancy because of the inevitable pressure placed on the linea alba in turn weakening it and creating space between the muscles.
Factors that increases the likelihood of diastasis recti:
Incorrect abdominal exercises and posture
40 years or older
There are different types of separation seen in the image below.
Testing for diastasis recti is a relatively simple procedure, but there are a few common misconceptions. One of the biggest things is that you want […]