Monthly Archives: December 2010

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis and Lumbo-Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction-Are They Related?



Renew PT Research Review: Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is separation of the two bellies of the rectus abdominis muscle at the linea alba. Like a zipper, these abdominal muscles can separate due to the incorrect performance of abdominal exercises or suddenly sitting up at of bed, called jack-knifing. The following research review talks about a study that indicates a correlation between uncorrected diastasis recti and pelvic pain.

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Strategies for Alleviating Post-Partum Pain After Episiotomy and/or Perineal Tearing


I recently received a question from a woman online about what to do to relieve perineal and episiotomy scar pain. Since I get these questions often, I am posting some info for anyone who may be experiencing similar symptoms – Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS

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