Understanding Diastasis Causes & Side-Effects: Prolapses and the Tupler Technique®

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Understanding Diastasis Causes & Side-Effects: Prolapses and the Tupler Technique®


Diastasis recti is a common condition that affects many individuals, especially women who have gone through pregnancy. It occurs when the abdominal muscles separate due to stretching and weakening of the connective tissue. In this article, we will explore the connection between diastasis recti and prolapses and how the Tupler Technique® can be beneficial in managing this condition.

Understanding Prolapses and Diastasis Recti

Prolapses refer to the descent or displacement of organs within the pelvic area, often occurring due to weakened pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. Women experiencing prolapses may be concerned about engaging in exercises, including those aimed at healing diastasis recti.

Using the Tupler Technique® with Prolapses

If you have any type of prolapse, you can still incorporate the Tupler Technique® program into your recovery journey. However, it is crucial to be cautious and mindful of your body's response during exercises.

Testing for Pressure in the Pelvic Floor

Before starting the exercises, assess whether you feel any pressure in your pelvic floor. If there is no pressure, you can safely wear the splint and perform the exercises as recommended in the Tupler Technique® program.

Proper Splint Usage

When wearing the splint, ensure that you are lying down, and avoid fastening it too tightly. The splint is designed to provide external support to the healing abdominal muscles, not to constrict or compress the area.

Tips for Effective Exercise

  1. Count Out Loud: Holding your breath during exercises can exert unnecessary pressure on both the pelvic floor and weakened connective tissue joining the abdominal muscles. Counting out loud helps you maintain proper breath control during each repetition.
  2. Simultaneous Engagement: During seated and back lying exercises, engage both the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles together, unless you have specific pelvic floor issues like tightness. This coordination fosters a harmonious activation of core muscles.
  3. Modify Repetitions: For individuals with prolapses, reducing the number of repetitions for the seated contracting exercise can be beneficial. Instead of aiming for 100 repetitions, limit it to 25 or less to avoid overloading the pelvic floor.

Understanding the relationship between diastasis recti and prolapses is crucial in adopting the right approach for postpartum recovery. The Tupler Technique® provides a safe and effective way to heal diastasis recti while accommodating individuals with prolapses. Always listen to your body and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

Empower yourself with the knowledge and tools to achieve a strong and healthy core with the Tupler Technique®. Download our free guide to diastasis recti recovery or visit our website for more information on diastasis recti. Schedule an appointment with a healthcare professional today to start your journey towards postpartum recovery.


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To learn more about Diastasis Recti & the Tupler Technique® read this article: DIASTASIS RECTI RESEARCH AND EVIDENCED BASED EXERCISE PROGRAM

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