Abdominal Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti & abdominal separation

London Abdominal Recti treatment (Non-surgical treatment)


Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation) refers to the separation of the two large parallel abdominal bands of muscles that meet in the middle of the abdomen. It is very common amongst pregnant women and is caused by the growing uterus, which stretches the abdominal muscles.

At Excellence Physiotherapy our expert physiotherapists based in London can help you recover from diastasis recti safely and effectively. We offer abdominal diastasis treatment at your home in London to suit your busy schedule as a new mom and to maximise your comfort. Alternatively, we can also treat you at the Light Centre in Belgravia, near London Victoria station.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Abdominal Diastasis Recti Treatment in London

The physiotherapist will tailor an abdominal exercise programme to your needs and abilities, including pelvic floor exercises, hypopressive method, breathing exercises and eventually progressive core exercises to strengthen and flatten your stomach muscles, once the diastasis has diminished.

They will also prescribe exercises you can perform on your own in between sessions, in order to speed up your recovery. For more information about abdominal diastasis recti treatment in London please contact us.

More information about diastasis recti and abdominal separation

How do I know if I have a diastasis recti also called abdominal separation?

Diastasis recti or abdominal separation is evident as a bulge or a hollow point in the middle of the abdomen, where the muscles separate. It might not be evident unless you tense your stomach muscles, for example by performing a stomach crunch.

When diastasis recti occur?

It is more likely to occur for women that:

  • Are over 35
  • Have a pronounced sway back
  • Are going through their second or third pregnancy
  • Have a multiple pregnancy
  • Give birth to a heavy baby
  • Perform abdominal exercises too early after giving birth
  • Experienced separation of incontinence during a previous pregnancy

The muscle separation starts during the second or third trimester of the pregnancy and it should naturally lessen in the months following childbirth. If the separation remains or worsens (for example by exercising too early after giving birth), it will cause lower back pain when you perform even simple daily activities, such as lifting your baby or getting up from sitting. It can also worsen pelvic instability and make it hard walking or going up stairs.

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

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