Crunches, Curl-Ups + Diastasis Recti

Doing a standard crunch or sit-up is generally not recommended for postpartum women, especially when we know a diastasis recti or DRA is present. This is because the way a crunch is generally performed has the effect of severely increasing intra abdominal pressure, pushing your organs outwards against or through the gap, and downwards onto [...]

The Gap Isn’t The Problem – The Lack Of Function Is. Why Closing a Diastasis Recti May Not Be The Answer

MuTu System programs, endorsed by Women's Health Physical Therapists and Physiotherapists worldwide, are grounded in a whole-body approach to alignment and foundation core connection for natural activation. MuTu System has never advocated the use of a splint or binder to 'pull' a compromised core or diastasis recti back into place. New research confirms this hypothesis - [...]

What’s Alignment Got To Do With Diastasis Recti?

I talk a lot about the importance of walking in minimal shoes, of standing, moving and squatting in correct alignment in order to address core and pelvic floor muscle weakness. But what's the connection? What's alignment got to do with a Diastasis? Diastasis recti is a symptom, a sign, of a core that is not [...]

Animal Gelatin, Rebuilding Postpartum Collagen, Diastasis Recti… + Vegetarians

HEALING DIASTASIS RECTI + PELVIC FLOOR AFTER CHILDBIRTH WITH NUTRITION Requires adjustments to alignment and load bearing, entire core musculature reconnection and strengthening, great nutrition, hydration... and rebuilding collagen. Collagen is the stuff that binds together at the front of your abdomen, where all the abdominal muscles meet (or not in the case of a [...]

Why You Should Stop Measuring Your Diastasis | Or Anything Else For that Matter.

I AM ASKED ALL THE TIME, 'HOW DO I MEASURE DIASTASIS RECTI?' 'Do I measure the gap when my head and shoulders are resting on the floor, or raised up?' 'How high up to I lift?' 'Is the real size of the gap when the muscles are relaxed or when they are engaged?' 'Why is [...]

Diastasis Recti | The Infographic!

A picture always we made you one telling you everything you need to know about diastasis recti. If you like it, please SHARE! Pin it, Facebook it, Tweet it - this is a common condition we really need to get more familiar with... Please note this image is protected by copyright. We love it [...]

Diastasis, Alignment + Information Overload

This is why MuTu System is more than just a series of exercise instructions. Because just more and more instructions isn't what you need. This dear woman's frustrations are some of the reasons I created MuTu. Correcting Diastasis Recti with alignment shifts, appropriate stretching and strengthening and through great nutrition is the right way to [...]

Diastasis Recti | Its Not Just About Muscles

From my own experience, and from listening to hundreds of mums, I know that problems we have with our body after having children can’t be deemed purely physical. The impact is emotional too – when our body doesn’t function as it should, we can feel frustrated and let down, and our confidence can be sapped. [...]