diastasis recti


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di·as·ta·sis rec·'ti

separation of rectus abdominis muscles away from the midline, sometimes seen during or following pregnancy.

diastasis recti

A separation of the two halves of the rectus abdominis muscles in the midline at the linea alba. The diastasis may require surgical repair depending upon its severity; it is benign in pregnant women.
See also: diastasis
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Therapeutic exercise in the reduction of diastasis recti have been promoted in a number of studies.
Other researches on the treatment of diastasis recti range from "doing nothing' to the surgical correction of this condition.
Noble 12 set the standard in the rehabilitation of a diastasis recti with the development of a specific muscle re-education exercise to reduce or correct diastasis recti.
18 Combined effect of Noble's exercise and abdominal binders has received little attention, thus, the purpose of this study was to highlight the efficacy of therapeutic exercise in the reduction of diastasis recti.
The researcher measures for a diastasis recti by placing her fingers horizontally across the linea alba and determine how many fingers fit in the space between the medial borders of the two rectus abdominis.
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the therapeutic efficacy of modified Noble's exercise with an abdominal binder in the reduction of postpartum diastasis recti.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology departments need to routinely assess for diastasis recti postpartum and patients diagnosed to have diastasis recti should be referred for physiotherapy for management.
Most researches have reported the effect of exercise on diastasis recti in pregnant women.
The Effects of an exercise program on diastasis recti abdominis in pregnant women.