ABDOMINAL MUSCLES CARE AFTER PREGNANCY
3 THINGS NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT ABDOMINAL MUSCLES AFTER PREGNANCY
Separation and closure of the abdominal muscles is a natural occurrence during and after pregnancy.
Diastasis recti is the name of this separation when it does not close properly, and it can lead to increased back pain, pelvic pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
1. 36 percent of postpartum women have abdominal separation, or diastasis recti, at one year postpartum.
2. Women with an abdominal separation have an increased incidence of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and back pain.
3. Performing crunches or traditional exercises will worsen an abdominal separation and make a postpartum “pooch” increase in size.
This evidence based workshop is taught by a licensed physical therapist, Amie Nangle, PT, DPT, and is designed to guide you through the healing process of your diastasis recti. You will be given an individualized exercise program and an abundance of tools to close your gap, enabling you to return to the activities you were able to do before pregnancy without the complications. There is no time limit for when you can close a diastasis recti, so women from 6 weeks to 20+ years postpartum are welcome!
What to expect from the workshop:
-Individual assessment of your diastasis recti biweekly to track progress Personal exercise tracking system -Home exercise program that is easy and can be done anywhere -Education on body mechanics and movement patterns to maximize gap closure -Group exercise instruction to enhance your at home routine -Ergonomic recommendations to improve your posture and abdominal engagement -Guidance on returning to activities and exercise that you love -Improvements in back pain, bladder problems or any other related issues -A new awareness of your body, your abdominals, and your movement patterns -Motivation to exercise! -A new network of incredible moms!
Amie Nangle, PT, DPT
Amie is certified in Pilates, Yoga, and Tai Chi and believes that the nervous system has the ability to repair itself with manual therapy and proper movement education. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the International Pelvic Pain Society.
Amie Nangle received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Tufts University in Medford, MA. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, MA.