Elizabeth Tan (Housewife )I was convinced that no amount of exercises could remove the bulge at my tummy after my first child. Thankfully, I was referred to PhysioActive by my doctor after having a noticeable gap of over 2 fingers width apart between my rectus abdominis muscles. I could already see and feel the difference in just 6 weeks with Tamara – my tummy is almost back to being totally flat again!
Diastasis Recti (DRAM)
As a woman’s abdomen grows during pregnancy, Diastasis recti of the abdominal muscles (DRAM) can occur. This is a separation of the abdominal muscles along the line of connective tissue that runs down the centre of the abdomen. DRAM is often painful and may prevent you from engaging in regular exercise. The condition is very common – in fact, up to 60% of women suffer from some degree of DRAM.
In severe cases, DRAM can dramatically reduce your quality of life and cause you pain with normal daily activities. Exercise may be excruciating, and even simply transitioning from sitting to standing can be painful.
The PhysioActive Solution
Diastasis recti can usually heal without surgery. However, exercising and even normal sitting and standing can aggravate the condition and delay healing. We provide a comprehensive programme to promote healing of your abdominal muscles and prevent complications and delays. Furthermore, our expert physiotherapists will teach you proper body mechanics to avoid pain and worsening of your DRAM along with safe methods of exercise while you heal.
If you suspect you may have DRAM, call us now for help and a speedy recovery.
*Women’s Health Services are currently only available in the East Coast Clinic*
Frequently Asked Questions
This is my second (or third, or fourth, etc) child. I didn’t have DRAM with my first child. Is there a chance that I might it now?
It’s possible. Just because a woman did not encounter DRAM with her first pregnancy does not mean it won’t occur during subsequent pregnancies.
Do I need to see a surgeon?
Not necessarily. Most cases of DRAM heal naturally.
What are the possible complications of DRAM?
The most common complication is failure of the abdominal muscles to heal correctly. Our DRAM programme can help prevent this.
I’ve recently given birth and my abdomen aches when I sit up after sleeping. Is this a symptom of DRAM?
It certainly could be. Contact us for an evaluation and we’ll help diagnosis your condition.
Can’t I just exercise on my own to help heal my DRAM?
While exercise can help heal many injuries, exercising in the wrong way can aggravate your problem. Let us show you the safe and proper way to exercise so that your DRAM doesn’t worsen.
If you suspect you’re suffering from DRAM, don’t take chances. Let our experts evaluate you and offer you the right treatment. Contact us now!