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Rectus Diastasis

Occurs when the abdominal muscles become stretched enough to result in a separation of the midline of fascia. When these muscles separate, they do not work properly and can contribute to back and pelvic pain.


  • Possible low back and pelvic pain
  • Increased pain with certain movements such as getting up from lying on your back, lifting your baby or heavy items
  • A feeling of being loose in the center of your abdomen, or a hollowing and separating feeling just above or below your umbilicus (belly button) when trying to do a sit up

How Angela Simpson Physiotherapy can help you:

  • Help you identify if you have this condition
  • Show you how to identify if you have this condition on yourself
  • Teach you posture techniques, breathing techniques, and core exercises to help you close the separation of your abdominals