A diastasis recti is a condition where the anterior abdominal muscle (the rectus abdominis) is stretched so far that it actually starts to separate down the middle.
In my physical therapy clinic I commonly encounter this condition in pregnant or recently-delivered women.
Believe it or not, there’s actually a lot that physical therapy can do to help this issue, and I’m going to show you how today!
This is the same workout progression that I take my diastasis patients through, and I’m excited to share it with you….
As a doctor of physical therapy, low back pain is without a doubt the most common injury that I see in my clinic. For those of us who have experienced it before, we know how utterly debilitating this pain can be!
Whether it’s “come and gone for years” or you just experienced it for the first time after mowing the lawn or shoveling the driveway, it’s estimated that about 80% of us will experience some degree of back pain in our lives.
Today I wanted to share with you four of my favorite lower back stretches to help decrease your pain. I recommend these more than any others and I hope they can help you get back to doing those things that you love!…
5 of the best foam roller exercises to roll out your legs following leg day! These stretches are the perfect workout to get rid of soreness after a workout. Decrease pain, stress, tightness, and prevent injuries from happening with these 5 foam roller leg exercises.
5 Best Foam Roller Exercises For Leg Day
- IT Band
Keep reading for a step-by-step guide of the exercises with pictures and descriptions.
Eliminate guesswork and confusion and start seeing results.
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Foam rollers – you totally need to get on board.
The foam roller is honestly one of the most valuable pieces of equipment in my physical therapy clinic. It’s so simple yet so versatile.
For any of you who have spent any time on one you know that there are few ways as tender but no ways as effective to work out those knots and help your body get ready to move again.
Today I’m sharing my top 5 best foam roller exercises for your legs.
Avoid injury, increase motion, and improve the mechanics of your lift/run/exercise in just a couple of minutes on a foam roller. Trust me – you need to add these to your rotation ASAP!
Tired performing hundreds of situps and crunches without seeing significant results? Looking for the most effective way to take your abdominal definition to the next level? You definitely came to the right place! You will simply never find more challenging yet effective abdominal exercises than these ones listed below. Hanging exercises work your abdominal muscles harder than practically any other exercise you can perform. Need a better understanding of what I mean? Try out the following ab routine at the end of your next workout. Trust me – you’ll be glad you did!