Diastasis recti is a separation of the right and the left side of the rectus abdominis muscle.

Now, not all clinicians agree on the very best way to check for diastasis recti, but we’re going to talk about the most agreed upon method. 

You want to check above the belly button and below the belly button to check for separation. You want to check for the depth of depression, how far you can push your fingers in, and also the width of separation by checking how many fingers we can insert in between the right and the left side.

Lying down, you will lift your head and shoulders off the ground to increase that tension, check using two fingers for the width of separation, and then also checking the depth of depression. We want to do this above and below the belly button. If you want a clinical diagnosis seeing your healthcare provider is really important.

I think it is so important to note that I  had a four finger gap between the right and left side, using my program, I worked on strengthening the abdominal muscles to help bring those two sides back together.

If you’d like more information on how you can strengthen your abdominal wall and provide additional stability and support click the link below.