What is Diastasis?

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) refers to the thinning and widening of the connective tissue (linea alba) in the midline abdominal wall.

It is common during and after pregnancy and should be considered relatively normal unless it is significant and does not resolve postpartum.

Some women notice that their midline bulges or points when they do certain movements such as sitting up from lying down. Others complain of a “mummy tummy” or pendular abdomen which compromises their body image and self-confidence.

While DRA should not be feared and has no serious consequences, it can impact abdominal strength and function if you are unable to continue your usual forms of activity and exercise. Gráinne created an e-book for more information which can be purchased here.

– Tune into a video discussion with Gráinne and podcast co-host Emma Brockwell

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis – Patient Handbook


Been told you have diastasis rectus abdominis/diastasis recti/diastasis/abdominal separation?
Not sure but think you may have it?
Unsure what to do about it?
Do you notice bulging and doming at your midline tummy during certain movements?

Fear not! This e-book will provide you with the most up to date information in how to manage diastasis.

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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis – Factors to Consider


Gain key insights into the whole systems impact of diastasis rectus abdominis.
This illustrative video takes you through the following factors in the management of diastasis rectus abdominis:

Person, Posture, Patterns, Respiration, Ribcage, Load and Defect

Find out what they mean…

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