Pregnancy-Related Abdominal Separation

Pregnancy-Related Abdominal Separation - Hoys Allied health & Wellness

A highly feared and misunderstood development during pregnancy and in the post-natal period is what is often known as “the gap” or abdominal separation, more formally known as rectus abdominis diastasis (RAD), rectus diastasis, diastasis recti abdominis (DRA), diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle (DRAM), abdominis rectus diastasis (ARD), divarication of the rectus abdominis, diastasis […]

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Treating Back Pain During Pregnancy

Treating Back Pain During Pregnancy - Hows Allied health & Wellness

Back pain during pregnancy is a common issue, with around two thirds of women affected at some stage during their pregnancy. Lower back pain during early pregnancy can be debilitating and often requires management throughout the entire pregnancy. Back pain in the pregnant population usually presents as: Lower back pain affecting the thoracic and/or lumbar […]

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Pregnancy & Exercise: How to Guide

A common question asked by pregnant patients is: “Should I still be exercising?” There are many myths around what exercises are appropriate to engage in throughout pregnancy, with some people thinking they should avoid it altogether! Research has shown that overall, there are more pregnant women avoiding exercise than participating in exercise, usually due to [...] Read More