Q. Can I run if I have diastasis?
|Pregnant mom wearing the FITsplint while running|
Here is a chart to help guide you......
|less than 5 mths pregnant||RUN FREE, do diastasis safe core exercises also|
|greater than 5 or 6 mths pregnant||RUN with splint/support, continue diastasis safe core exercises|
|less than 3 mths postpartum||RUN with caution, wear a splint/support run only after re-strengthen/stabilizing your core.|
|greater than 3 mths postpartum||RUN FREE after re-strengthening/stabilizing your core and have functional or resolved diastasis.|
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Running is great exercise and safe with functional diastasis or ab separation as long as you are not dealing with any other issues/injuries.
Please see a health professional if you are dealing with prolapse symptoms, pelvic or hip pain or other injuries.
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Celeste Goodson is an ACE Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist, Pre/ Post Natal Trainer, certified to train those with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and metabolic conditions. Celeste has a B.S. in Fitness and Wellness and has worked in physical therapy, cardiac rehab, and numerous fitness settings for over 15 years, exclusively training post natal women for the last 5 years. Celeste has designed the ReCORE Program™ and the Maternity and Post-Natal FITsplint™ to help moms strengthen, support and splint the core during and after pregnancy for a more effective recovery. Celeste is a Boston Marathon qualifier, enjoys being outdoors and being with the family and friends.