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Diastasis Recti and Running

Once again it all comes back to form and functional core strength. Often clients need to decrease or take a short break from running to allow the core to heal. Continuing with high impact or high-intensity exercises with a diastasis and a functionally weak core tends to force poor form and compensation patterns that can delay the healing process. We can absolutely help you return to running and actually improve your form, speed, and efficiency. But when it comes to diastasis recti and fitness, pushing through any exercise without a strong and connected core can slow your healing process and even worsen your symptoms.

Start with good walking form first. Whether you are are runner or not, we all can work on how we walk. Walking with neutral pelvis and good elongated core strength can directly impact your core strength. If you are a runner, start with looking at your how you walk.