International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023


Physiotherapy in Diastasis Recti: A Systematic Review

Snehal V. Kale | Dr. Tejas P. Borkar


Abstract: Objective: To define and present the recommendation for management of patients with diastasis of rectus muscles for use as a basis for future guidelines. Data Sources: Study Design: Full text articles related to diastasis recti and physiotherapy were selected; observational, randomized control trial, systematic review articles which were published online in English language were included and rest were excluded. The search for information is taken in accordance with studies and articles that have been conducted in last 8 years. There is no geographical restriction for collecting information. Data is extracted from selected internet site such as PubMed, Google Scholars, Medline, Cochrane, Science Direct and ResearchGate database. Articles then were screened with PEDro scale hence, included in qualitative synthesis. Result: Total 213 published articles were selected out of which 45 articles were used to extract the data and eight randomized control trial were screened according to PEDro scale and rest were excluded. Conclusion: Over the period of time there is change in exercise protocols for Diastasis Recti, varies from use of abdominal binder along with core strength, strengthening of transversus abdominis and pelvic floor muscle, NEMS along with abdominal exercise and acupuncture.


Keywords: Diatasis recti, Linea alba, Transversus abdominis (TrA), physiotherapy, rehabilitation


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,


Pages: 1740 - 1744


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