• Diastasis Recti
  • Why closing the gap isn’t the only factor in healing diastasis recti

      I get asked these two questions almost daily. “Have you closed your gap?” and “How do I close my gap?” My short answer is “sort of,” and “it doesn’t entirely matter.” Here is the longer answer… My experience in “healing” my core. You can read my more in-depth story here.  I started with a […]

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  • Spoiler alert…your low-belly pooch may not be fat

    What if I told you that the little pooch you keep trying to “crunch away” was actually a displacement of intra-abdominal pressure? Don’t know what I mean?  Watch this quick video on our body’s pressure system by renowned physical therapist Julie Wiebe. Women are notorious “sucker inners”.   Watch this.  We want to fit in […]

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  • The Shake Up–Brianna Battles: Pregnancy is Temporary. Postpartum is Forever.

    When Brianna Battles, a highly qualified strength and conditioning coach with a Master’s Degree in Coaching, birthed her firstborn, she expected to bounce back quickly.  After all, she had been lifting weights and exercising routinely throughout her entire pregnancy. She understood body mechanics, had solid form, and like many athletes, she had the ability to […]

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  • Healing Diastasis Recti–Activities of Daily Living

    The first thing my pelvic floor physical therapist (Success Physical Therapy, LLC) taught me when I went in with a bad case of diastasis recti (abdominal separation from my pregnancy) was how to use my breath and core interconnected. Next up on her list–teaching me to change the way I move throughout the day. Honestly, […]