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Ep 11: Can You Make Diastasis Recti Worse? (with Sarah Haag, Women's Health PT)

This topic was one suggested by Get Glutes member Nadege, and it's one many postpartum women will resonate with. Whether you've just had a baby or are years down the line and only learning about this now."I recently discovered that I may have abdominal separation, reason why no matter what, I'm not having a flat belly (when I do get great result with all other muscles). Also, most exercises i was doing to build the muscles, actually make it worse. I'm so frustrated as it is a lot of waste time and energy."What Nadege is describing is a process called Diastasis Recti Abdominis, which is the thinning of the "six-pack" abs to accommodate a growing fetus. It can happen for other reasons, too, but this is how most women experience it.It's often blamed for the "mummy tummy" or "belly pooch" appearance many women have, and even still it's blamed for things like pain, weakness, pelvic floor dysfunctions like incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse (POP), pelvic girdle pain (PGP), and even other orthopedic pain and "bad posture". But are these things true? Or if they are true, how much should we *actually* worry about them.With all that in mind, it's no wonder I see so many women afraid of making it worse and desperate to "fix it". Not only does the presence of a non-flat stomach bother us (so much pressure to have a flat tummy), but with all these "problems" looming over us, there's a lot of fear and confusion about making it worse.Imagine how that affects your body trust. To be afraid of moving certain ways because you've been told it's going to make it worse. Or believing that having diastasis is somehow bad and you NEED to fix it.I invited Women's/Pelvic Health Physical Therapist of Entropy Physiotherapy & Wellness, and Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Chicago, Sarah Haag, PT, DPT on to talk about this contentious topic.You may have heard many things about Diastasis Recti - or ab separation - and you may be wondering how to fix the diastasis, but is diastasis bad? Is it a dysfunction waiting to happen? WHERE ELSE TO FIND ME, YOUR HOST:Join the Body Trust Movement: https://equippedwithstrength.comWorkout Membership:

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After over 15 years in the health and fitness fields, Cardiac Nurse turned Personal Trainer, Marianne Kane explores the journey from believing you're broken, dysfunctional, and ill-equipped to a place of believing you come equipped with exactly what you need for your next step.Your host discusses topics that will help lessen the burden of "getting it all right" and create freedom to be your truest and fullest "fit self", inside and out, just as you are.