Diastasis Recti is a common core injury that causes pain, discomfort, and possibly some serious health problems. This course is designed to help you learn recovery techniques to recover from this injury, as well as learn and review techniques to improve general core health.
This course includes 10 Modules, starting with self-diagnosis, charting progress, learning the therapy systems that help improve chance of recovery, and modifications for daily activities and fitness. From beginning to end, this course takes six weeks to complete. However, it is recommended that if the injury is not recovered in the six week period, that the student continues reviewing and revisiting the modules until he or she has passed through the testing in Module 9. This all-encompassing system will help you recover and repair safely from Diastasis Recti, without stopping your life.
Diastasis Recti can occur in any pregnancy. It also occurs in Olympic or Crossfit style weight lifters, and people who have gained weight in their midsection. All of these injuries may occur for different reasons, but the outcome appears the same; a separation of the abdominal wall down the vertical line. Diastasis Recti can leave the abdomen appearing swollen. A person with Diastasis Recti can also suffer from digestive discomfort and back pain. It can occur up near the ribcage, around the navel, or close to the pelvic floor. Some injuries occur from top to bottom. Some are a centimeter of width, while some push the walls completely into the sides of the body. Some are shallow injuries, and some are very deep. The important part is to recognize that there is an injury, and then take the measures to heal it.
Some students of my systems have Diastasis Recti that closes completely in a couple of weeks. Sometimes, it takes a bit longer. Many factors are involved, such as adherence to the guidelines of healing, herniation of the umbilical cord or intestine, and extent of injury. The important part is to decide to take precautions necessary in healing, to continue practicing, and to see a medical professional if hernia is a possibility. Even if there is a hernia present, this course will help the student in recovering the muscles around the hernia, which makes any necessary medical intervention less invasive.
As an expert in the field, I am here to guide you through the process of healing your core and recovering from Diastasis Recti. Start this journey with me and take a few minutes a day to focus on your healing. It will make a big difference in your core health, strength, posture, breathing, and functional movement.
This is the introduction to the Diastasis Recti Recovery System: what it is, and who it is for.
Here is what is included in this Diastasis Recti Recovery System Course.
In this important lesson, learn what to do and what not to do while you have Diastasis Recti, and how to modify movements to be safe with this injury.
In this lesson, learn the ABC's of healing. This is the backbone of the entire course, so take your time on this one and practice practice practice.
Use this part of the Diastasis Recti Recovery System to practice the ABC's in various daily postures and positions. Don't skip it! This part is vital to your healing.
In module 4, we begin additional movements on the floor to encourage core strength and healing.
In Module 5, we use seated, side, and prone position with various movements to encourage use of the ABC's in different ways, and movements that encourage core strength and health.
In Module 6, we learn safe planks and how to maximize healing and core strengthening in modified plank postures.
In Module 7, we look at balance and standing postures and movements to encourage using the core for upright positioning.
In Module 8, you learn a full body resistance and strength training workout that is safe for the healing of Diastasis Recti and encourages full body strength with core engagement.
In Module 9, go through the testing process of what modifications you could possibly move out of. Pay special attention to how your body reacts to these different tests, proceed with caution, and back up to previous modules if necessary.
Carrie Harper, Owner of CarrieFit, is a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach. She has been teaching fitness since 1994. Carrie is a Pre and Post Natal Fitness Expert and has been helping people recover from Diastasis Recti for 10 years.
Carrie is a mom of 2 and wife to a brilliant realtor-percussionst.
Carrie lives in Austin Texas, where she teaches live and is a Master Trainer in Beachbody Live formats. She also teaches online Success Groups for people worldwide.