Diastasis Recti (DR), or separation of the abdominals, affects 60% of post natal women. But for many women, the gap remains widened at 8 weeks, and left untreated, this distance at 8 weeks remains unchanged at 1 year postpartum.
This separation can lead to a lack of core strength and pelvic stability and, when left unresolved, can contribute to low back pain, pelvic pain, or pelvic floor dysfunction.
If you have DR, you have pelvic floor weakness, even if you are not leaking when you sneeze or cough. Sorting it, healing it and learning about it is the best thing you can do.
Having 1:2:1 time with Helen once a month at our diastasis clinics and pairing it with either a membership at our club or an online membership at www.beattitude.online, along with keeping up to date with the latest education and knowledge, will put you in a much stronger, healthier and confident position to keep doing the things you love.
The clinics are run by Helen Keeble – A Specialist Women’s Health Physio in Sport, and are designed to:
She will assess:
The clinics are appropriate for newly postpartum women, pregnant women, as well as women who have been postpartum for years! It is never too late.
To support your progress, understanding and confidence these clinics also come with:
The sessions with Helen will be Fridays from 9:30am and based in Beattitude Club.
Please book your appointment with the diastasis clinic below:
“When I began my treatment with Helen I was coming up to 4 years post baby 2. Under treatment from a previous physio, I had addressed some occasional stress incontinence and made good improvements to my diastasis recti. However, I still had an area around my bellybutton which was soft, squishy and unable to generate tension. When I crunched up, this would bulge…This made me very self-conscious in my work as a personal trainer because while coaching clients through various progressions of core exercise, I was aware that I myself was unable to do precisely what I was trying to get them to.
My main concern before starting treatment was that Helen wouldn’t be able to help me improve my diastasis and that I would forever have to modify certain exercises and avoid certain positions. Within a few minutes of examining my abdomen, though, and observing the coordination of my core, Helen confidently declared that we would definitely be able to get it better. And her confidence was infectious!
Treatment with Helen has been so enjoyable, because she fills you with confidence that you can overcome your dysfunction and get to where you want to be…At the time of writing I have had three sessions with Helen and, already, my diastasis is SO much more functional. With just 15 repetitions of one exercise to do morning and night – easy peasy to it around my work and family life – I am for the first time, since pre-babies, able to get good tension in the bellybutton area; no more squidginess!
The one best result I’ve gained from treatment is the feeling of strength that comes from having a core unit which is coordinating effectively. For me, this was not about aesthetics, but about getting functional. My husband keeps catching me touching my belly button because it really does feel too good to be true! Thank you, Helen.”
– Testimonial from one of Helen’s clients