Diastasis of rectus abdominis
Whilst pregnant with my second child I noticed that my stomach went into a strange dome shape in certain positions. This continued post-partum and I mentioned it to my doctor at my 6 week check who assured me nothing was wrong. Thankfully, a chance conversation with a friend led me to Debs and a diagnosis of a diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles. After an initial consultation I was informed that my separation was 16cm in length and 7cm at the widest point. Debs was confident that I could improve this within 12 months. 8 months later after a programme of sustained targeted exercises I have reduced my diastasis to 1cm width and closed the length to 5cm. The fact that my treatment has helped to strengthen my core and protect me from future back problems is wonderful. An added bonus, however, has been seeing my stomach look it’s flattest since my early 20s! (I'm now 42). I'm so much happier with how I look in my clothes and would definitely recommend a visit to Debs if you are concerned you have similar issues.
Carla Tomlinson (trained teacher)