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What is a diastasis?   

 

The transverse abdominis (the main muscle for holding you up) is the only muscle in the body that wraps completely around the body to have a front, back, right and left aspect all in one. It is essentially a natural corset designed to elongate the torso and balance the entire body by securely connecting the upper and lower body. When this muscle is strong and active, it is your largest postural muscle, holding your organs up and in, and providing stability for your spine. However when the muscle splits open (during pregnancy, certain excersises, sports) it begins to show a "pooch" like stomach. It could be the leading cause to your back, stomach, or hip pain.

 

 

 

 

How to treat a diastasis? contrary to popular belief of needing surgery, you can treat your diastasis my rehabilitating the muscles through exercises.