Abdominal Injuries

by Martin Haines |   Date Released : 23 Jun 2009
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Martin Haines

About the author: Martin Haines

Martin Haines is a Biomechanics Coach and has trained 5 Olympic champions, McLaren Formula 1 racing drivers, premiership soccer players as well as international professional golfers. He is also a Corporate Wellness consultant for police and fire organizations, the military, and blue chip companies in the US and the UK.

Martin is the Chairman of the UK Biomechanics Coaching Association, sits on the European Tour Performance Institute Advisory Board and lectures internationally on the subjects of biomechanical conditioning, rehabilitation and physical conditioning. He is also the CEO of Intelligent Training Systems.

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El-Hawary, Sarah | 16 Nov 2009, 13:09 PM

I am very interested in learning about exercisies to help with diastatsis recti. This article has made me rethink my approach with my clients. Having had 3 children myself this has always been of much interest to me. I have attended a post partmum physio course which specifically focuses on resetting correct breathing pattern post partum, isolating the pelvic floor and switching of the gluteals. Once this achieved more work is done on improving plevic floor strength while at all times minimising TVA activation. Only at this time is the client taken through movement while engaging the pelvic floor and allowing TVA activation. I have taken this approach with clients and have noted improvement with diastatsis recti. Once breast feeding has finished improvement has been greater.

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