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Diastasis Rectus – Navigating the Ins & Outs: Part 3 – Preventing & Treating a DRA

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Now that we know what diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) is and the causes of DRA, it’s important to understand how DRA affects us and what we need to know before returning to the gym, studio, or running. …

For the Love of All Things Good, Stop Sucking In

This blog was originally posted on drlaurenkeller.com and has be adapted by the author for this website. Two weeks ago NPR posted an article on how to quickly fix “Mummy Tummy” (what they actually meant was diastasis recti) in 10 minutes a day.  There have been a lot of quick …

Belly Button to Spine is Not the Answer

In an effort to produce some information regarding why those two recent NPR articles (A and B) are the exact opposite of what we’re attempting to convey to our audience and the women we work with, Dr. Mathews asked if I would help construct a response.  I started writing, but …

Simple Fix for DRA

  The terms “simple” and “easy” are often used synonymously, but I find these two words quite different in actual implementation. Anyone who’s tried to simplify her life has probably found the task quite arduous (though freeing and certainly worth it). Most everything has the potential to be simple, but …

BIRTHFIT VIDEO: CHECKING FOR DIASTASIS RECTUS ABDOMINIS IN PREGNANCY

 

Why We Crawl

I read a lot of the stuff on the Internet.  I read a lot of really great information along with some weird shit and some stuff that just doesn’t really make any sense it all. A few years ago, I encountered someone that said pregnant women shouldn’t squat below parallel, …

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: Filling The Gap Part 3

DIASTASIS RECTUS ABDOMINIS: FILLING THE GAP Part 3   This final post in the three part blog series will help you bring everything together and allow you to move forward with training. With a strong core, you will be able to effectively and efficiently transfer load. Obviously when I mention …

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: Filling the Gap Part 2

  As discussed in Part 1 of the DRA blog series, in order to understand how to heal diastasis and properly train the core, we need to understand how our bodies were made to function in the first place. Babies are born with immature motor patterns. You will notice newborns …