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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

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Date Published

August 14, 2018


Ohio Physical Therapy Association


Pelvic Floor, Post-Partum, Pregnancy


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This course will bring attention to diastasis rectus abdominis, a condition typically present in pregnant and post-partum women. We will cover the implications of diastasis rectus abdominis as it relates to potential back and lumbo-pelvic stability, potential for pelvic floor dysfunction, and abdominal muscle strength. We will cover ways to assess diastasis rectus abdominis and treatment options as a physical therapist to treat diastasis rectus abdominis. We will cover recent evidence regarding diastasis rectus abdominis.

Learning Objectives
With the presentation, participants will be able to describe:
• Anatomical considerations related to diastasis rectus abdominis
• Risk factors and etiology of diastasis rectus abdominis
• Ways to assess diastasis rectus abdominis
• Treatment and management of diastasis rectus abdominis

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Kristina Kehoe, PT, DPT

Kristina Kehoe, PT, DPT works at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Grove... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis - Video
Diastasis Rectus Abdominis - Handout
Diastasis Rectus Abdominis - OSU Article
Articles- Mota, Pascoal, Carita, and BO
Article - Lee and Hodges
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