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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) refers to the thinning and widening of the connective tissue (linea alba) in the midline abdominal wall. It is common during and after pregnancy and should be considered relatively normal unless it is significant and does not resolve postpartum.
If you have concerns about this condition and want to learn more, you can download Grainne Donnelly’s Diastasis video – ‘Factors to Consider’, which includes comprehensive information on the following topics:
I am an Advanced Physiotherapist specialising in pelvic health. I provide pelvic health clinics privately, educate health and fitness professionals about pelvic health and I am currently developing my interest and experience in the world of research and academia. I have recently published several papers on postpartum running and diastasis rectus abdominis.
My specialist interests are postpartum exercise, diastasis rectus abdominis and ultrasound imaging in pelvic health.