For the first time, there is a non-invasive, non-surgical solution for mommas everywhere suffering from Diastasis Recti, and it’s called Emsculpt. So what is Diastasis Recti and how common is it?
During pregnancy, the growing uterus stretches the muscles in the abdomen. This can cause the two large parallel bands of muscles that meet in the middle of the abdomen (rectus muscles) to become separated by an abnormal distance — a condition called diastasis recti or diastasis recti abdominis.
The Medical Stuff
During childbirth, there is a fair amount of pressure put onto the abdominal muscles, leading to permanent separation in the muscle. This can cause internal organs such as the intestines to force their way through the gap; that is not a good feeling! Frequently patients report a feeling weak in the core and find it impossible to return to their former level of fitness.
The condition might be noticeable only when the abdominal muscles are tense, such as when you move from lying down to sitting up. However, Diastasis recti can weaken the abdominal muscles, causing lower back pain and making it difficult to lift objects or do other routine daily activities. As many as 33-60% of pregnant women will have diastasis recti at the end of their pregnancy.
The only medical treatment that is effective is surgery…until now! Emsculpt employs a new technology called HIFEM – High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Technology.
Emsculpt induces the muscles in the abdomen to contract beyond what is possible voluntarily. These are called supramaximal contractions which are painless and enjoyed while lying back and relaxing. It’s that easy!
Whistler patient Angela talks to us about her experience.