The Tupler Technique® is the only research-based exercise program proven to effectively treat a diastasis recti. The word diastasis means separation. The recti muscles are the outermost abdominal muscles. So it is a separation of the outermost abdominal muscles. When the muscles separate the connective tissue joining these muscle stretches sideways.
A diastasis recti is a separation of your outer most abdominal muscles. The job of these muscles (called rectus abdominis), is to support your back and your organs.
So why should you care if your muscles are separated? Because separated muscles are weak muscles. Separated muscles cannot do their job of supporting your back and organs. To achieve a strong core, your muscles must be close together.
When the muscles separate, the connective tissue (linea alba) joining these muscles stretches sideways. This sideways stretching of the connective tissue causes it to become thinner and weaker. So what happens is this weak saran wrap-like connective tissue is now ineffectively supporting your belly button, back and organs, instead of the muscles if they were close together.
The Tupler Technique® is the only research-based exercise program proven to effectively treat a diastasis recti.
The goal of the Tupler Technique® is to heal the weakened connective tissue that joins your outermost abdominal muscles. As the connective tissue becomes stronger and shallower the muscles gradually come together.