Are you a new mom and you suddenly realize this gap in between your abs? You may be trying get rid of the stubborn baby fat, but you can’t seem to get past the little “mommy pooch.” If you’re a new mom, congratulations on the most amazing thing we can do in our lifetime! You’re going to make a wonderful mother!
Now, chances are, you likely want to regain that flat tummy you had before your beautiful child was born and perhaps you need to help getting rid of this gap that doesn’t seem to go away. First, let’s go over what this little gap is, what it means for regaining a strong core and lean tummy.
What is Diastasis Recti?
Diastasis recti occurs when the muscles of the abdomen separate during pregnancy, causing a bulge or “pooch” in the belly area. This condition can be difficult to correct with diet and exercise alone, as the muscles and specifically the linea alba are stretched and weakened from the pregnancy. This stretching occurs from a combination of the expanding uterus and hormonal elastic changes of connective tissue.
Diastasis Recti is largely recognized thought about when referring to post-partum moms, as this makes up a large group of people who do have diagnosis. However, men can also develop diastasis recti and this can be attributed to larger weight fluctuations/obesity or with heavy weightlifting due to increased intra-abdominal pressure. We’ve seen both men and women with this condition in our office in St. Petersburg and throughout our careers.
Non-Invasive Treatment for Diastasis Recti
Emsculpt Neo is a new, non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses high-intensity electromagnetic energy to stimulate muscle contractions and build muscle tissue. This treatment is particularly effective for targeting problem areas like the abdomen, where it can help to improve the appearance of diastasis recti.
Emsculpt Neo offers a unique solution for diastasis recti by using electromagnetic energy to stimulate muscle contractions in the abdomen. These contractions are much stronger than what can be achieved through traditional exercise, and they work to rebuild and strengthen the muscles of the abdomen.
Alliance Regen & Rehab, we aim to use the Emsculpt Neo treatments in combination with skilled physical therapy which leads to not only an improved physical appearance, but an improved functional transformation as well. Because we know that diastasis recti has a a high correlation with low back pain and sacroiliac pain, it’s important to us that we educate moms and those with diastasis recti so that we can keep them healthy and active!
Emsculpt Neo Sessions
During a treatment session, a handheld device is applied to the abdomen and delivers electromagnetic energy to the muscles. This energy causes the muscles to contract and relax in a rapid succession, mimicking the effects of a high-intensity workout. The treatment is painless and takes only 30 minutes to complete. In addition to the supra-maximal contractions that help to increase muscle by up to 25%, the heating element of the Neo acts on the fat cells by effectively killing them, thus reducing fat by up to 30% following a treatment plan.
Emsculpt Neo has been shown to be effective in reducing the appearance of diastasis recti, and many patients report a noticeable improvement in their abdominal tone and contour after just a few treatment sessions. It’s an excellent alternative to surgery and provides a non-invasive option for patients looking to improve their body contour.
It’s important to note that Emsculpt Neo is not a replacement for diet and exercise, and to maintain the results of treatment, a healthy lifestyle should be adopted. However, it can be a great addition to your routine and help you achieve your goals faster. If you’re looking for a non-invasive solution for diastasis recti, Emsculpt Neo may be the right choice for you.
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