EXERCISE TO PREVENT

Back pain, pelvic stress tincontinence, pelvic pain, risk of gestational diabetes, pelvic prolapse, preeclampsia, ventral hernia and high blood pressure.

EXERCISE TO PROTECT

Core strength: Patients can avoid low back pain, minimize pelvic instability, shorten active labor by over 33%, push more effectively and maintain pelvic floor health.

medical-diagramThe Dia Method teaches correct core engagement to optimally strengthen and protect both the abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor while guiding patients through medically sound workouts. Core strength is critical for maternal fitness and postpartum recovery. Patients can prevent and later reverse diastasis recti, the separation of the abdominal muscles, to maintain a healthy core and pelvic floor.

Isometric contractions of the transverse abdominus build core strength throughout the lumbo pelvic region, which:

Reduces the incidence of back pain and pelvic pain7
Equips women to push with greater strength and efficiency7
Reduces the risk of pelvic stress incontinence
and related bladder issues8,9
Reduces the risk of ventral hernia7
Improves stability in the pelvis and hips7
Improves pelvic floor support and function9
* The study defined “full resolution” as < 2 cm separation between the two halves of the rectus abdominis. The current diagnostic criteria for diastasis recti is ≥ 2.5 cm.
† The timeline from start to finish of program was 11.25 weeks

References: 1. Sharma G, Lobo T, Keller L. Postnatal exercise can reverse diastasis recti. Presented at: ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting; April 26-30, 2014; Chicago, IL. 2. Damm P, et al. Exercise, pregnancy, and insulin sensitivity – what is new? Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2007; 32(3): 537-540. doi: 10.1139/H07-027 3. Gavard J, Artal R. Effect of Exercise on Pregnancy Outcome. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2008; 51(2): 467-480. 4. Clapp JF 3rd, Dickstein S. Endurance exercise and pregnancy outcome. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 1984; 16(6): 556-562. 5. Clapp JF 3rd, Little KD. Effect of recreational exercise on pregnancy weight gain and subcutaneous fat deposition. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 1995; 27(2):170-177. 6. Clapp JF 3rd. The course of labor after endurance exercise during pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1990; 163(6.1): 1799-1805. 7. Boissonnault JS, Blaschak M. Incidence of diastasis recti abdominis durinmmutg the childbearing year. PHYS THER. 1988; 68:1082-1086. 8. Sampselle C, et al. Effect of pelvic muscle exercise on transient incontinence during pregnancy and after birth. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 1998; 91(3): 406–412. 9. Spitznagle TM, Leong FC, Van Dillen LR. Prevalence of diastasis recti abdominis in a urogynecological patient population. International Urogynecology Journal. 2007; 18(3): 21-328.

STREAMLINE PATIENT CONVERSATIONS

ONE EASY SOLUTION FOR YOUR PATIENTS: The Dia Method will equip your patients to enjoy a healthier pregnancy, and it offers a safe fitness option for inactive patients

Prenatal patients ask: How can I workout safely while pregnant?
The Dia Method offers a science based, obstetrician approved prenatal fitness program in line with ACOG guidelines for exercise during pregnancy. Each workout coaches patients through medically sound exercises that moderately elevate the heart rate for circulatory and cardiovascular benefit while addressing muscle imbalances common during pregnancy. Throughout every repetition of every exercise, The Dia Method provides clear guidance on correct core engagement to optimally strengthen and protect both the abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor. Participants learn to use their “push muscles” effectively while relaxing the pelvic floor for an efficient, smooth delivery. In addition to workouts, this system includes instruction in how to safely perform daily activities to maintain stability and prevent injuries, plus labor tips for the big day. The Dia Method makes it easy for patients to enjoy a fit pregnancy – it provides a medically sound, do-able program they can follow at home in as little as 30 minutes a day.

Postpartum, patients ask: How can I get my body back?
The 10 Minutes Flat postnatal system teaches women how to restore strength and integrity to the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor while toning and strengthening the entire body. The workouts are not only effective, but also efficient to fit into a new mom’s hectic schedule. In addition to workouts, the videos present practical tips for C-section recovery and scar care, safe functional movement in everyday life, and a nutritional guide to help women shed the lingering baby weight (safe even while breastfeeding).

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