Rather than think of a diastasis as a depressing matter that is super unfair - know that they can actually give you the opportunity to address your core strength and fitness at a deeper level than ever before, improving your skills in the process. What a gift!
So, what is the problem with having a diastasis, especially in the sport of gymnastics? Well, for one, we generate pressure in our abdomen simply in daily life in order to protect the spine. Of course, in sports and in particular in gymnastics, the pressure that is generated in our systems is far, far greater! If the pressure generated inside someone’s body is generated in a poor manner, it can result in hernias and/or doming out of the diastasis, meaning that you may see a bump or ridge in the abdomen especially upon exertion (If you suspect a hernia or your diastasis causes pain, please be seen by your medical provider immediately and before trying any corrective exercises to get an OK).
If we can learn how to improve our pressure management all while improving strength, and if we can learn how to brace properly for exercise, we can beome masters at managing pressure then and we will be able to do any types of exercises or sports we want! How cool is that?
This Gymnast Diastasis Online Program means can learn your exercises whenever, wherever it suits you!
We conduct a consultation to set you up with the videos you need most and also include live 1-on-1 support for questions.
I believe in this program so much because it saved me at a time when my doctors thought I would for sure need major abdominal repair surgery with mesh. I unfortunately suffered from a hernia that developed after an unrelated emergency abdominal surgery that went awry. The issues that I was left with are remarkably similar to what it's like to be postpartum - but at a higher scale. My hernia was so severe that it made it medically unsafe for me to become pregnant. However, I have made huge strides in improving my core strength and capacity since working the exercises and concepts learned in this program which I then went on to become Certified in. I even went back to that doctor who told me that my hernia could only get worse and worse...and I found out that my hernia is no longer considered a hernia using ultrasound!
Even more importantly, I have gotten myself back to living a pain free life which includes overcoming back pain that limited my ability to walk normally for years. These are all things that can happen when our core is weak, or simply out of balance. And it's just as common in athletes as non-athletes - postpartum just happens to be a time when this weakness tends to get magnified and exposed.
The program is set up in terms of weeks, however the exercises can be done at your own pace and on your own timetable.
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