Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy: March 2022 published online first
Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) diagnosis via clinical examination is well defined, however, the assessment of symptoms has been less investigated. Currently, there is also scant knowledge on the consequences of DRA.
The aim of this review is to identify the relevant self-reported variables in the study of DRA in women.
The objective of this research is to examine contributory factors behind postpartum return-to-running and return to pre-pregnancy running level, in addition to risk factors for postpartum running-related stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Running is an increasingly popular form of physical activity with many women now continuing to run throughout their pregnancies. Consequently, many women may want to return to running or take this up as part of an active lifestyle following childbirth.