Discover How a C-Section Scar Impacts Diastasis Recti Healing

Discover How a C-Section Scar Impacts Diastasis Recti Healing

When a woman undergoes a C-section, a surgical incision is made in the abdominal area to deliver the baby. As with any surgical incision, scarring is an inevitable part of the healing process. The scar tissue that forms after the surgery can lead to an adhesion, which occurs when two layers of tissue that are meant to move freely over each other become stuck together.


This adhesion can create difficulties for women who want to heal their diastasis recti, which is a condition where the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy and do not fully heal after giving birth. The adhesion caused by the C-section scar makes it harder to close the diastasis on the bottom, where the scar tissue is located.

Scar mobilization is a technique used to break up adhesions and promote the healing of diastasis recti. This technique involves applying pressure to the scar tissue to separate the layers of tissue that are stuck together. Scar mobilization can be done manually by a physical therapist or with the use of lazar therapy.

While scar mobilization is not strictly necessary to start the Tupler Technique® Program, which is a program designed to heal diastasis recti, it can help to improve results. When scar mobilization is performed, it can lead to more closure of the diastasis.

If you are uncomfortable about doing this yourself, you can always go to a physical therapist for this. They can do this manually for you or you can have them do lazar therapy on it. My licensee, Jill Hoefs , who is a physical therapist in NYC, does this therapy on all my  clients that have had a c-section. If you have questions about this please go to her website at

In summary, while a C-section scar can make it harder to close the diastasis completely on the bottom, scar mobilization can help to separate the tissue layers that are stuck together, leading to improved healing of diastasis recti. Seeking the help of a physical therapist experienced in this technique can make a big difference in the healing process.

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