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What is Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis Recti occurs when your belly sticks out because the space between your left and right belly muscles has widened. You might call it a pooch, bulge or mummy tummy as this is very common among postpartum females.

Diastasis Recti 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 at the midline of the abdomen.

women checking for diastasis recti

How we can help

Consultation at Orchard Clinic

Consultation & Assessment

Have a chat with our consultants who are well trained to ensure the best comfort and effective treatment plan for each individual

Electromagnetic Therapy for Belly

Electromagnetic therapy enables contraction of the side abdominals to close up the widening gap in the midline and firm up the belly

Shockwave for Postpatrum
Stretch marks in postpartum

Shockwave Therapy for Stretch Marks

Shockwave therapy tightens connective tissue and stimulates new collagen growth in the epidermal tissue layer to effectively eliminate stretch marks

Personalised Physical Therapy

A private one-to-one session where you will learn simple exercises to complement your machine therapy if you are suitable for exercise

Cheryl teaching kegel exercises

Hear from patients themselves

Learn how Orchard Clinic has helped these patients recover and regain confidence

Frequently Asked Questions

When is a good time for treatment?

It’s never too late to start treatment. However we would recommend starting treatment soon after childbirth to avoid further worsening of the condition. This could be as soon as 2-3 weeks after childbirth.

What are the symptoms of Diastasis Recti?

The most common symptom of Diastasis Recti is a visible pooch or bulge in your stomach, especially when you strain or contract your abdominal muscles. Additional symptoms include: lower back pain and poor posture.

You can do a self-test to check if you have Diastasis Recti. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Put one hand on your belly, with your fingers on your midline at your navel. Press your fingertips down gently, and bring your head up into a mini crunch-like position with shoulders remaining on the ground. Feel if there is a separation in your rectus abdominis muscles that is two or three finger wide, or more.

How did I get Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis Recti is caused by the stretching of a connective collagen sheath with excessive inner-abdominal pressure. This most frequently occurs in pregnant or postpartum women.

During pregnancy, the growing uterus expands your abdominal muscles and connective tissues, further aided by the hormones relaxin and estrogen. Pushing during delivery can also lead to diastasis recti.

The abdominal muscles work alongside the pelvic floor muscles, so it is common to face both pelvic floor dysfunction or urinary incontinence and Diastasis Recti at the same time.

Can I prevent Diastasis Recti?

Strengthening your core muscles before you get pregnant or in the early stages of pregnancy might help prevent Diastasis Recti. It’s best to avoid putting excessive strain on your abdominal muscles while pregnant.

Constipation, heavy lifting while standing up and sitting down can add significant pressure on the weak belly tissue, and should be avoided. Some exercises such as abdominal crunches, sit-ups and exercises focused on contracting the core muscles will further aggravate the condition.

What if I don’t treat Diastasis Recti?

With a separation of the abdomen, the uterus, bowels, and other organs are supported by a thin band of connective tissue. This could cause other complications such as: 

  • Difficult vaginal delivery
  • Lower back pain
  • Constipation
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Hernia, in extreme cases

What are some effects I can expect from treatment?

Results are individual but those who see good response of their fascial tissue to conservative treatment will stand a good chance of regenerating fascia to resolve Diastasis Recti. Better results will be achieved with compliance in treatment and proper body movement mechanics and breathing techniques.

How much is a treatment?

Consultation fees are at $150 to assess if you are suitable for treatment. Thereafter, treatment starts from $300.

What mode of payment do you accept?

We accept Cash, NETS, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, JCB and Union Pay.

DBS and OCBC Credit Card holders can enjoy 0% interest instalment for periods up to 6 or 12 months (not including DBS AMEX).

Citibank Credit Card holders can enjoy 0% interest instalment for periods up to 6, 12 or 24 months.

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