Diastasis Recti

Your core function is vital for daily activities. By getting your system working well together to help stabilize your body and create good intra-abdominal pressure, we can help decrease your pain. Don’t settle for dysfunction because you have had children. You deserve better.

About Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti is the separation of the connective tissue that holds the rectus abdominis (six-pack) muscles together. The stretching of your abdominal muscles during pregnancy to accommodate the growing baby is a normal function. However, when you have a rapid expansion of the abdominal tissues from pregnancy plus poor intra-abdominal bracing, it can lead to a diastasis recti.


Dysfunctional intra-abdominal pressure happens when the diaphragm and the pelvic floor are not stacked on top of each other, resulting in an inadequate muscle firing pattern to create stability. The diaphragm and pelvic floor work together and have synergist energy. When you breathe in, the diaphragm has a downward motion causing the pelvic floor to lengthen. When you breathe out, the diaphragm and pelvic floor relax—this fluid movement between your diaphragm and pelvic floor creates stability. Without proper core bracing, the body will find another way to stabilize the body during load creating excessive force on other structures such as the abdominal wall resulting in a diastasis recti. When this happens, it sets up the body for movement dysfunction. Poor movement patterns due to the inability to stabilize the body during movement can lead to muscle imbalance, low back pain, and pelvic discomfort.

Symptoms of Diastasis Recti

When you have a diastasis recti, your whole core becomes unstable. The core refers to the glutes, pelvic floor, abdominal muscles, and diaphragm. This muscle imbalance can lead to low back pain, pelvic pain, and incontinence. If a diastasis recti is left alone, a bulge or a pouch will form on the lower tummy due to the abdominal muscles’ altered function. When your muscles are healthy and well developed, it will tighten and slim your waistline but, if the muscles lose their primary function, they will become weakened.

Your Visit With US

Crux Chiropractors in St. George, Utah, focus on many factors to help you heal your core. Using functional movement screens to identify dysfunctional movement patterns to create an individualized treatment plan helps you re-learn proper bracing techniques and breathing patterns. Your core function is vital for daily activities. By getting your system working well together to help stabilize your body and create good intra-abdominal pressure, we can help decrease your pain. Don’t settle for dysfunction because you have had children. You deserve better, and Crux Chiropractors are here to help.

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