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Online, Video-Based Exercise Program Can Help Postpartum Women with Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

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A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that an online, video-based core exercise program can help with a condition many women experience after childbirth. Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA), also known as diastasis recti, causes the abdominal bulge that often occurs after giving birth and may be associated with low back pain and urinary incontinence.   

The exercise program used in the study was developed by certified personal trainer Leah Keller, founder of Every Mother. The study was published online ahead of print in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. 

DRA occurs when the ...