The Mommy Mango approach to rehabilitating a Diastasis Recti?
What's the Mommy Mango approach to Healing Diastasis Recti?
I approach the healing process by integrating functional movements with specific exercises. Exercises are wonderful, but if we don't re-learn how to function- basically move throughout our day, then we might be taking one step forward and two steps back. Fifteen minutes of Diastasis Recti exercises are great, but it's what we do all day that will have a lasting effect. So, we will be working on both simultaneously.
We will proceed with healing by establishing, what I like to call, the BASEline Habits.
S-Scanning for tightness
E-Exhaling with exertion
These are the functional habits we will learn more about as we go through this course. We will do them in conjunction with specific exercises that will help to foster healing of the Diastasis Recti. Those exercises will follow the steps below.
Step 1: Reconnect with your "Core Container"
We spend at least 1 week connecting with the muscles of our
- Pelvic floor
- Transverse Abdominus (deepest core muscle)
The focus will be on being able to activate them and fluidly use them together through our breathing.
Step 2: Strengthen the pelvic floor and the transverse abdominus
Now that we know how to activate the key core muscles, we will begin strengthening the pelvic core and transverse abdominus first.
Step 3: Progressively strengthen the transverse abdominus muscles in balance with the other abdominal muscles.
Once your deeper core muscles strengthen, it's time to continue on by bringing all the abdominal muscles back together and using them in a harmonious and functional way. I use the InCore Method to do this.