How much do you know about Diastasis Rectus Abdominis?
-Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) is a condition in which the 2 sides of the abdominal muscle separate, as the tissue connecting them stretches.
-DRA is a common condition that affects many women during the childbearing years. As a fetus grows within the uterus, the uterus expands, which places stress across the structures surrounding it, specifically the muscles.
-Unfortunately, DRA is not a condition that can be prevented, as it is a natural consequence of pregnancy. However, studies have shown that for women who are in the early stages of their pregnancies, starting a core and pelvic-floor muscle stabilization program is highly effective in improving function, both during and after pregnancy.
-Physical therapy is a very effective way to manage symptoms and improve functional capacity when DRA is diagnosed by postural training, stretching, bracing and education on core muscles.
***Contact your physician to refer you to physical therapy for a full evaluation as soon as symptoms begin for immediate attention and a quicker recovery!***
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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis
Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) is a condition in which the 2 sides of the abdominal muscle separate, as the tissue connecting them stretches.