Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November Pelvic PT Distance Journal Club

Diastasis Recti.

Recording here

Next call Dec 9, 2015

The Immediate Effects on Inter-rectus Distance of Abdominal Crunch and Drawing-in Exercises During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Mota PGF, Pascoal AGBA, Carita AIAD, Bø K.  JOSPT October 2015, volume 45, number 10

Pelvic Distance Journal Club November 2015     
Trisha Jenkyns PT, DPT, WCS            

Study Objective/Purpose

Primary goal

·         To look at 2 abdominal-strengthening exercises,

o   Drawing-in and the abdominal crunch

·         The effect of these 2 exercises on the Inter Rectus Distance (IRD) at certain time points:

o   Gestational weeks 35 to 41

o   Postpartum at 6-8, 12-14, and 24-26 weeks

Prevalence and risk factors of diastasis recti abdominis from late pregnancy to 6 months postpartum, and relationship with lumbo-pelvic pain

Mota PGF, Pascoal AGBA, Carita AIAD, Bø K. Manual Therapy 2015; 20, 200-205
Pelvic Distance Journal Club November 2015
Trisha Jenkyns PT, DPT, WCS

Study Objective/Purpose

The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of DRA at gestational week 35 and three time-points postpartum, possible risk factors, and the relationship between DRA and lumbo-pelvic pain. 

Brief Background: Authors note that there are no high quality clinical studies to support theories about DRA causing long term sequelae  like lumbo-pelvic pain and abnormal posture

Study Design: Longitudinal observational study following first time pregnant women from gestational week 35 till 6 months postpartum.