DIASTASIS RECTI ASSESSMENT & RECOVERY

Our proven method effectively strengthens and tightens the abdomen with 100% improvement and 98% success rate. FDA approved with advanced treatment technology.

DIASTASIS RECTI OVERVIEW

Symptoms

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.

What causes 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.

Risk Factors & Complications

The rectus abdominis is a key member of the abdominal muscle team. Having a diastasis can affect healthy bodily functions and risk conditions such as:

  • Back pain, particularly in the lumbar region
  • Decreased stability of the pelvis and trunk resulting in other conditions such as pelvic pain and poor posture
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Hernia (Severe cases)

Prevention

The transverse abdominal muscle (TVA) is the deepest abdominal layer and can be imagined as the body’s internal corset.

Until their stretched soft tissues heal, avoid straining these abdominal muscles as it will continue to pull the muscles apart at the center. These include actions such as:

  • Heavy lifting
  • Constipation
  • Oblique and straight crunches
  • Sit ups

Treatment

The natural resolution for DRA is about the first eight weeks after childbirth. If symptoms persist, it is unlikely to self recover.

To treat DRA, the core must be retrained to their optimal lines of performance such that the body can regain its healthy coordination.

Our Orchard Clinic method has seen 100% improvement rate and 98% success rate in DRA recovery.

SELF-CHECK FOR DIASTASIS RECTI

You can do a self-test to check if you have Diastasis Recti:

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor
  2. Bring your head up into a crunch-like position and press your fingertips down along the linea alba (connective tissue at the midline of the abdomen)
  3. Feel if there is a separation in your rectus abdominis muscles that is two or three finger wide, or more

TREATMENT FOR DIASTASIS RECTI

For a complete treatment of Diastasis Recti, the following must be addressed:

  1. Muscle: Strengthening of the deep core muscles
  2. Linea Alba: Tissue regeneration of the connective tissue to close up the gap
  3. Skin: Remodelling of the collagen network to strengthen the skin layer

Strengthening the muscles without recovering the connective tissue (linea alba) and skin may worsen the separation.

Muscle Strengthening

The deep transverse abdominis muscles need to be strengthened to treat a Diastasis Recti. Our method employs HIFEM Technology to strengthen muscles without compromising on the integrity of the connective tissues that may occur with physical exercises.

FDA-approved BTL EmBody is used to enable tens of thousands of muscle contractions. On average, the following results were achieved in independent US-based clinical studies on healthy patients:

  • 16% increase in muscle mass
  • 11% reduction in abdominal muscle separation (Diastasis Recti)

Connective Tissue

The linea alba is a connective tissue band that holds and supports the abdominal muscles. In a Diastasis Recti, the linea alba is stretched, weakened and thin, causing poor support of the abominal muscles.

Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive, fast and painless treatment that rejuvenates the skin and soft tissues to rejuvenate connective tissue, improve elasticity. This also helps to improve the appearance of cellulite, loose skin and stretch marks and body contouring.

Skin

Skin laxity or loose skin is common with a Diastasis Recti and is due to poor collagen network in the skin. Repairing the collagen network will help with linea alba recovery and visibly tighten the loose skin.

Our method provides a fast and non-invasive treatment to increase elastin and collagen in the treatment area. This is achieved by radiofrequency elevating the temperature to over 40°C in the target tissue.

WHY OUR TREATMENT METHOD WORKS

Customised treatment plan through our extensive experience & specialisation.

FDA approved devices with high intensity, non-surgical treatment. No downtime.

98% success rate with progress check and review every 4 sessions

Results-orientated with 100% improvement rate and 98% recovery rate.

A complete recovery of the muscles, connective tissue and skin for long lasting results.

TREATMENT SUCCESS

Our Orchard Clinic method has seen 100% improvement rate and 98% success rate in DRA recovery. Common effects of treatment include:

  • Reduced separation of the abdominal muscles
  • Improved core strength & posture
  • Lesser lower back pain
  • Reduced waist circumference
  • Visibly more toned and sculpted
  • Tighter abdominal muscles

OUR TREATMENT REVIEWS

Not only are the machines top-grade, there are also options for floor work by a trained consultant. Will highly recommend Orchard Clinic for all mummies! It’s a one-stop clinic for all your needs 😊”

– Gail Soh

“Thanks to Orchard Clinic, I managed to heal my diastasis recti. Mommies looking to heal their DR using non-invasive methods should check out Orchard Clinic ❤”

– Yang Jingyi

“Staff are nice and not pushy about sales. I encourage those who want to solve their postpartum problems to come for a consult to find out more.”

– Ade Chong

RECTI EXERCISES

OUR TEAM

Cheryl Han

Position: PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT
Phone: +65 6235 4560
Email: cheryl.han@orchardclinic.com
Cheryl is Principal Consultant at Orchard Clinic. Her specialisation is in postpartum body assessment with a focus on managing mild to severe cases of diastasis recti and pelvic floor conditions. Through her genuine understanding of every individual case and ability to develop the right treatment plan, Cheryl has achieved an excellent treatment success rate. Cheryl’s care philosophy is based on the proven method of combining advanced treatment technologies and floorwork techniques to significantly increase the client’s return to their highest level of function. As a certified yoga instructor, her special interest in body mechanics and anatomy allows her to continue developing her practice in postpartum care. Cheryl is also currently serving as Board Director of Children’s Wishing Well, a non-profit organisation and registered charity in Singapore to help with low-income children and families.

Cheryl Han

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Cheryl is Principal Consultant at Orchard Clinic. Her specialisation is...

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Clarissa Quek

Position: SENIOR CONSULTANT & BRANCH MANAGER (ORCHARD)
Phone: +65 6235 4560
Email: clarissa.quek@orchardclinic.com

Clarissa is Senior Consultant & Branch Manager at Orchard Clinic and formally trained and certified in Body Arts and Science (BASI) Pilates. Her particular interest and specialisation is in postpartum Diastasis Recti treatment with a focus on younger mothers. Clarissa’s excellent track record and treatment success is a result of her consistent care for her clients and continual learning and research.

Clarissa has seen mild to severe cases with successful treatment for muscular imbalances and skin conditions. She is passionate about helping clients achieve long-lasting results and often provides professional advice on floorwork exercises for abdominal and pelvic floor strengthening.

Clarissa Quek

SENIOR CONSULTANT & BRANCH MANAGER (ORCHARD)

Clarissa is Senior Consultant & Branch Manager at Orchard Clinic...

Ye Hwee Leow

Position: SENIOR CONSULTANT & BRANCH MANAGER (KEMBANGAN)
Phone: +65 6741 8911
Email: yehwee.leow@orchardclinic.com

Ye Hwee is Senior Consultant & Kembangan Branch Manager at Orchard Clinic and formally certified by Yoga Alliance (USA) in Pre and Post-Natal Yoga and Ashtanga/Vinyasa Yoga instruction.

Ye Hwee’s specialisation is in postpartum body rehabilitation through the constructive use of medical-grade devices with physical therapy. Clients under her care have seen excellent treatment success, particularly in Diastasis Recti, due to her deep understanding of body anatomy and sincerity in advancing clients towards recovery. An acute believer in the science of yoga and its rehabilitative component, Ye Hwee is passionate about synthesizing her knowledge of body mechanics with modern technology to design effective non-invasive solutions to mommies and makes recovery accessible for all.

Ye Hwee Leow

SENIOR CONSULTANT & BRANCH MANAGER (KEMBANGAN)

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FAQ

What should I expect during my visit at Orchard Clinic?

As a new client, you will receive a thorough evaluation and one-on-one discussion with your consultant. Your initial visit should take about 60 to 90 minutes for the admissions and evaluation process. 

Follow-up visits are typically 30 to 120 minutes in length depending on your individual treatment plan. All treatments take place in a private room with a female consultant trained specifically in this field.

How soon after delivery can I start treatment?

For C-Section delivery:

Pelvic floor treatment may commence 2-3 weeks postpartum 

Diastasis Recti treatment may commence 2-3 months postpartum 

For vaginal delivery:

Pelvic floor treatment may commence 2-3 months postpartum

Diastasis Recti treatment may commence 2-3 weeks postpartum

Are treatments safe?

We use FDA approved technology for our treatments. There are certain contraindications such as metal implants and pacemakers, we recommend that you contact us to find out more.

How much is treatment?

Initial standard consultation fees are SGD 150 before GST where a detailed assessment is done by our trained consultants.

Separate treatment charges apply, ranging between $200-300 per treatment with a committed treatment plan. Our consultants adhere to strict guidelines to only offer treatments that are suitable for each individual, and may not be able to treat individuals with certain contraindications. This will be assessed and recommended during the initial consultation.

How do I make a booking?

Please call us directly or email us at method@orchardclinic.com.

Alternatively, you may fill in the online booking form on our website and we will call you back to confirm your appointment shortly.

What should I wear for my appointment?

Please wear comfortable clothing that will enable movement, such as exercise tights or pants. Do note that all jewellery and metal objects will need to be removed before machine therapy.

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

Not at all. Simply call us at 6235 4560 to book an appointment. Alternatively, you can also email us at method@orchardclinic.com. But do wait for a confirmation reply before you head down to our clinic.

What mode of payment do you accept?

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

DBS, POSB, UOB and OCBC credit card holders can enjoy 0% interest instalment for periods up to 6 or 12 months (not including DBS AMEX).

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