Discover EmSculpt – a ‘Game-changer’ for Diastasis Recti
Have you experienced Diastasis Recti (stomach separation)? This condition refers to the partial or complete separation of the rectus abdominus muscles – the large ‘six pack’ muscles which usually meet in the middle of your stomach. Most (if not all) women will experience some degree of ab separation by the third semester of their pregnancy. You can have a minor amount of ab separation and not even realise it however, it’s generally considered Diastasis Recti if the separation is greater than 2.7cm. One study found that up to 60% of women may experience Diastasis Recti during pregnancy or postpartum. While not common, the condition can sometimes occur in newborns and men as well.
What are the symptoms:
The most common and noticeable is a bulge (or ‘pooch’) in your stomach
Poor posture and lower back pain
Bloating and constipation
For some women, the condition will correct itself naturally or with some exercise and physical therapy. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 mums will still have it at 1 year postpartum. For those new to Diastasis Recti, prepare to surprised… The severity is often measured by how many fingers you can fit inside the muscle separation! If the gap is 2 – 3 fingers wide, your condition is considered mild or moderate and you have a good chance of improvement but it will likely take ongoing exercise over some time. For gaps of 4+ fingers and / or there is a hernia present as well, then treatment is a bigger challenge. Some Diastasis Recti is so severe that Abdominoplasty surgery (aka a Tummy Tuck) is the only option to fix the separation. Aside from being major surgery, it’s also still considered cosmetic surgery and the high cost is generally not covered by Medicare or insurance.
This is where EmSculpt comes in…
EmSculpt is the only non-invasive device treatment that is clinically proven to reduce Diastasis Recti by an average of 11%. The treatment uses HIFEM (high intensity focussed electromagnetic) technology to induce supramaximal contractions. Equivalent to 20,000 situps each 30 minute session, EmSculpt builds and strengthens your core muscles as well, all with no needles and no downtime. This added core strength supports further rehabilitation exercise and further treatments, and may also improve pelvic floor strength.
“I feel my core is stronger and tighter during exercise. I have also noted a massive improvement in my ability to control my pelvic floor, something that I didn’t expect. I used to experience light leakage during heavy physical exercise, and I haven’t experienced that at all since having my EmSculpt treatments!” Alex, EmSculpt patient
Check out the science behind EmSculpt:
Emily’s EmSculpt Journey
Emily underwent EmSculpt’s abdominal treatment and saw a big improvement in her condition, both in appearance and core strength. Emily then used her newly strengthened core to nail a ‘Fit in Five Weeks’ challenge.
“I legitimately could not be more pleased with these results. Thanks to EmSculpt, healthy eating and exercise, I’ve lost 2.5 inches on my waist, improved my Diastasis Recti and strengthened my core!” Emily, EmSculpt patient
As Emily notes, EmSculpt isn’t intended to replace exercise and a healthy lifestyle, but it’s perfect for kickstarting your fitness goals or boosting your results, especially if you’ve hit a plateau.
Emily’s initial EmSculpt results:
Emily’s Susequent ‘Fit in 5’ Challenge Results:
All photos and information published with permission from the patients.
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