Conclusion: It was concluded that therapeutic exercise (modified Noble's diastasis recti correction exercise) is effective in the reduction of postpartum DR.
Key words: Diastasis recti, inter recti distance, postpartum.
With a tone that's both authoritative and personable, Bowman explains the issue with admirable clarity, particularly notable since there is no current consensus among researchers regarding what constitutes a diastasis recti.
By making the material understandable, approachable, and achievable, Bowman offers an outstanding and necessary guide to diastasis recti and many other abdomen-related issues.
Bursch SG (1987) Interrater reliability of diastasis recti abdominis measurement.
Chiarello CM, Falzone LA, McCaslin KE, Patel MN, Ulery KR (2005) The effects of an exercise program on diastasis recti abdominis in pregnant women.
is a separation of the rectus abdominus muscles at the linea elba.
In people with diastasis recti, or DR, the abdominal wall may bulge between two halves of the rectus abdominis muscle (see picture above right).
Doctors say that most cases of diastasis recti do not re quire surgery.
Maternal Fitness clients undergo a medical and fitness evaluation, checking for diastasis recti
(a separation of the rectus abdominus which is normally together), and must have a doctor's approval.