Diastasis Recti or known as DR is defined as a gap larger than 2.7cm or a gap of about 3 fingers between the two sides of the rectus abdominis muscle. This is caused by the stretching of a connective collagen sheath and most frequently occurs in pregnant or postpartum women.
During pregnancy, the growing uterus stretches the rectus abdominis and leaves a gap at the midline after childbirth. This is often accompanied by stretch marks. Treatment should commence soon after childbirth.
Orchard Clinic’s method includes a proprietary physical therapy programme designed for Diastasis Recti that prevents the further widening of the midline (libea alba). This is combined with electromagnetic therapy for muscle toning and shockwave therapy to reduce stretch marks.
60% of women suffer from Diastasis Recti during or after pregnancy
Preventing DR is possible before pregnancy
8/10 do not seek appropriate help
What are the common symptoms?
- Bulge or pooch in the belly
- Lower back pain
- Poor posture
Diastasis Recti can lead to the following complications:
- Compromised trunk stability and mobility
- Back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Damage to your posture
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Hernia, in extreme cases
Who is this treatment for?
When is a good time to start treatment?
I’m not pregnant yet. Can I start treatment?
How soon can I see results?
Orchard Clinic is a specialised centre combining advanced medical technology and physical conditioning to help clients achieve healthy, pain-free lifestyles.