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PhysioMatters offers Physiotherapy options for Diastasis Recti (abdominal muscle separation) treatment here in Singapore. We assess and tailor a specific treatment plan and program to meet your needs. Our goals are to promote optimal healing, recovery, strength and fitness. Treatment options are especially beneficial for postpartum women, who are significantly affected by Diastasis Recti. And or any woman who is experiencing possible symptoms associated and potentially caused by abdominal muscle separation. Symptoms such as (and not limited too): lower back pain, incontinence, a bulging abdominal wall, hernia, pelvic gridle pain and more.

Our team of physiotherapists have several years of clinical experience, treating women of all ages and life stages, who have a Diastasis Recti separation. Our treatment approach is evidence based and current. Our physiotherapists are trained both overseas and locally. And speak several languages - English, Mandarin and Malay.


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Diastasis Recti, also known as abdominal separation, is when the Rectus Abdominis muscles separate. This condition often occurs during pregnancy but can also happen at other times in life

It is a common condition. When the Rectus Abdominis muscles separate, a gap forms. This can lead to symptoms such as a protruding belly, weakened core strength, and potential issues like back pain and hernias.



At PhysioMatters, we believe in a holistic approach to treating Diastasis Recti. By addressing both the underlying causes and symptoms, including the impact on the abdominal wall, we aim to achieve lasting results for our clients.

We use the latest research and physiotherapy techniques in our treatments. These include manual therapy, specific exercises, and cutting-edge technologies tailored to strengthen the abdominal wall, regenerate connective tissue, and improve abdominal function.

These methods work together to strengthen core muscles, regenerate connective tissue, and improve abdominal function by remodeling collagen.



Personalised Assessment

Our skilled physiotherapists will assess your condition thoroughly to determine its severity. They will then create a customised treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals, with a focus on strengthening the deep core muscles, as part of the treatment plan to support the abdominal wall and promote structural changes.


Proven Modalities & Treatment Option

 Electrical stimulation (ESTIM) To stimulate muscle contractions. This helps to strengthen muscles and promote tissue regeneration and strengthening. Physiotherapy may include Real Time Ultrasound Imagery (RTUI), exercise education, Pilates, postural training, exercise retraining, bracing, taping and electrical muscle stimulation, all personalized to manage abdominal pressure and stabilize core and pelvic-floor muscles effectively.


Progressive Rehabilitation Approach

Our team at PhysioMatters uses a progressive rehabilitation approach. This means we slowly increase the intensity and complexity of your treatment as you recover. The goal is to help you achieve the best results and prevent future issues.


Education &

We offer education and support to help you understand your condition better. We also encourage you to actively participate in your treatment plan. Our team provides ongoing support and guidance to help you achieve your goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Can Diastasis Recti be treated without surgery? Yes, individuals can often effectively treat Diastasis Recti without surgery through conservative methods such as physiotherapy, targeted exercises, and lifestyle modifications.

Is Diastasis Recti treatment covered by insurance? Many insurance plans may cover physiotherapy services for Diastasis Recti treatment, but coverage policies can vary widely. It's essential to check with your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage details and eligibility

Can Diastasis Recti treatment help with postpartum recovery? Treating Diastasis Recti after childbirth can help strengthen core muscles and improve overall health and well-being during recovery.

How can I prevent Diastasis Recti from recurring? To prevent Diastasis Recti from returning, it is important to develop healthy habits. It is also important to stick to a regular exercise routine. This routine should focus on strengthening the core and pelvic floor muscles.

What lifestyle modifications can help improve Diastasis Recti? In addition to targeted exercises and physiotherapy, certain lifestyle modifications can support Diastasis Recti treatment. These may include maintaining good posture, avoiding heavy lifting, practicing proper body mechanics during daily activities, and incorporating core-strengthening exercises into your routine.

Can wearing supportive garments help with Diastasis Recti? People with Diastasis Recti can feel better and get relief by wearing supportive clothing such moderate to firm elasticated underwear and exercise pants. Using such garments with physiotherapy and exercise for best results, not as a replacement for full treatment.

How long does it take to see results from Diastasis Recti treatment? The time it takes to see results from Diastasis Recti treatment can vary. It depends on how severe the condition is and how well the individual responds to treatment. In general, patients may start to notice improvements within a few weeks to a month of consistent treatment.

Should you avoid any exercises during Diastasis Recti treatment? Avoid certain exercises that may worsen Diastasis Recti, such as traditional abdominal exercises like high level crunches and sit-ups. And breath holding which may cause a doming affect and added pressure on your abdominal wall. Our physiotherapists will provide guidance on safe and effective exercises tailored to your needs.

Is Diastasis Recti treatment suitable for men? Our treatment options at PhysioMatters are suitable for everyone, regardless of gender. Our experienced physiotherapists will customise a treatment plan to meet the specific needs of each client.

Can Diastasis Recti affect my ability to exercise? Yes, Diastasis Recti can impact your ability to exercise safely and effectively. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any exercise program if you have Diastasis Recti. They can provide guidance on which exercises are safe and effective for your condition. It is also important to listen to your body and avoid any movements that cause discomfort or worsen the separation of the abdominal muscles. By taking proper precautions and following a tailored exercise plan, you can gradually strengthen your core muscles and improve your overall fitness level. Remember, consistency is key when it comes to preventing and treating Diastasis Recti. With dedication and patience, you can achieve a stronger and healthier core. Our physiotherapists will evaluate your condition and recommend exercises to help heal and strengthen your abdominal muscles without causing further injury.

Is it safe to perform abdominal massages for Diastasis Recti? Abdominal massages may benefit some individuals with Diastasis Recti. It is crucial to consult with a healthcare provider before attempting any massage methods. Our physiotherapists can provide guidance on safe and effective massage techniques to complement your treatment plan.

What are the potential risks of untreated Diastasis Recti? If you do not treat Diastasis Recti, it can lead to various health concerns. These include chronic back pain, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (pain or bladder or bowel Incontinence), and an increased risk of developing abdominal or inguinal hernias. It's essential to seek timely treatment to address the underlying issues and prevent further complications from arising.


Don't let Diastasis Recti hold you back from living your best life. Take the first step towards recovery by scheduling a consultation with our team at PhysioMatters. Together, we will develop a personalised treatment plan to help you overcome Diastasis Recti and reclaim your confidence and vitality.

Contact us today to learn more about our Diastasis Recti treatment options. Start your journey towards a stronger and healthier you.

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