Abdominal Separation (Diastasis Recti)

During pregnancy a womens abdomen stretches to accommodate the growing baby. In order for the abdomen to stretch, the abdominal muscles sometimes separate. This happens to most women during pregnancy. However, after you've had the baby some women's abdominal muscles do not come together, which leaves a separation of the muscles, sometimes called a "mummy tummy," or in scientific terms a "Diastasis Recti." Some women only have a few finger width separation and others have much more. The separation is not just cosmetic. Many women have back pain because the abdominal muscles are not working properly. I can help to evaluate your abdominal muscles and create a treatment plan to decrease the separation.