This week I had a phone call from a woman wondering if she needed to come in for treatment of her diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscle after giving birth) or if she could do the exercises online. After a phone discussion, she decided to come in and, after treatment, was glad that she did. She needed manual release of her lumbar (lower back) muscles for the abdominal muscles to come together. She was very weak in her pelvic floor muscles and needed to tone those before she needed aggressive abdominal toning exercises. She was three months postpartum and still having that feeling of heaviness and ‘falling out’ of the pelvic bowl.
Manual release of tight tissues and assessment of pelvic bowl and abdominal balance can be key to restoring good integrity to the pelvic floor.