You need to take the stretch off of the connective tissue. I call this “approximating” the correct position that both the recti muscles and connective tissue are supposed to be in—the muscles right next to each other and the connective tissue in a narrow position.
The position of the muscles is important because it determines the direction they move. If they are separated, they move sideways and stretch the connective tissue. If they are together they move backwards. Bringing the muscles and connective tissue together is done by using a splint and if necessary taping. Think of the process of wearing a splint as similar to wearing a cast: when you break a bone and have it set, you want to keep the injury in the same fixed position so it heals correctly.
The same thing goes for fixing your connective tissue—it’s essential to continuously keep it in a narrow position, so it heals in a rope-like configuration, the way it’s supposed to be, rather than like a stretch-out sheet of plastic wrap.
So if you take the cast off before the bones have healed the bones will come apart. The same applies for the connective tissue.
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