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Emsculpt for Diastasis Recti + Other Ab Separation Treatments

Reconstriuctive surgery, physical therapy, and Emsculpt for diastasis recti are all effective treatments for abdominal separation after pregnancy. Learn more about each option to discover which treatment is right for you.

<< To learn more about what causes abdominal separation, read part I of the Diastasis Recti series here.

When abdominal separation does not resolve on its own, medical intervention may be necessary. Surgery, physical therapy, and Emsculpt for Diastasis Recti all seek to restore the rectus abdominis muscles back to their mideline. The severity of separation and your particular preferences for treatment will determine the best course for you to take.

Physical Therapy for Diastis Recti

Physical therapy or physiotherapy may be successful for treating mild cases of abdominal separation. The therapy seeks to restore the muscles that were damaged during pregnancy by strengthening the core and targeting the deep muscles of abdominal wall and pelvic floor. However, this route does not involve your typical ab workout. In fact, stomach exercises like crunches and situps may excacerbate the separation. Thus, women should seek the advice of a medical professional on how to properly strengthen her abs muscles after giving birth.

Surgery for Diastasis Recti

For severe cases of Diastasis Recti, surgical intervention may be necessary. Ab separation is usually treated with a tummy tuck. However, this condition is often not covered by medical insurance, which consider the tummy tuck a cosmetic, thus elective procedure.

Emsculpt for Diastasis Recti

Emsculpt is a new body contouring treatment that enhances muscle mass and tone. The novel therapy utilizes HIFEM or Highly Focused Electromagnetic Energy to stimulate powerful muscle contractions. A single, 30-minute treatment induces 20,000 contractions in the abdomen. To respond to the strain of these contractions, the body produces new muscle tissue (hyperplasia) and enhances existing muscle fibers (hypertrophy.)

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Besides chiseling the abdomen for a washboard stomach, Emsculpt can strengthen the core. Treatments target the major muscles of the abdmonial wall, including those involved in diastasis recti. Supramaximal contractions encourage the body to rejuvenate the rectus abdomenus muscles, making them bigger and stronger. This rejuvenation helps close the gap created by diastasis recti. This is supported by clinical studies which shows Emsculpt for Diastasis Recti results in a significant reduction of ab separation.

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Emsculpt Near Me

If you suffer from abdominal separation after pregnancy, Emsculpt for diastasis recti may be the ideal solution for you. Learn more about the new muscle building treatment by contacting Dr. Julia Edelman at the New England Center for Body Sculpting to schedule a free consultation. Reach out Dr. Edelman online by filling out the form below. Or call (508) 947-0800 today to schedule a consult.

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