$49.00 USD

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA): A Biopsychosocial Approach to Addressing the Gap

Navigating diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) can feel like swimming through murky water.  The way we think about and treat DRA has drastically shifted in recent years, leading to confusion and mixed messages.  We want to empower our clients to confidently get back to the things they love, but we also don't want to do anything that could unintentionally harm them.  How do we know what's the "best" approach for the individual in front of us?

Join international educator, Teresa Waser, for this online seminar that will briefly explore the evidence on diastasis before diving into key messages, clinical pearls, and a-ha moments that have come from her combination of both clinical and lived experience with DRA.

Get ready to explore your beliefs, critically consider the evidence, and step more confidently into a modern, biopsychosocial approach to DRA.

This class will help participants:

  • Briefly review the evidence on diastasis, including what is "normal" and what the evidence says (and doesn't) about the impact of diastasis and how we might address it.
  • Discuss different factors that can influence the presentation of the linea alba and abdominal wall in real time and over the longer term.
  • Consider how we can apply appropriate #LOST (load over sufficient time) to drive positive adaptive change in the abdominal wall.
  • Explore the potential psychosocial aspects of diastasis and how we might navigate challenging conversations around DRA.

About Teresa Waser: 

Teresa Waser is a passionate educator driven to help healthcare and fitness professionals reignite their curiosity, challenge what they believe, and strive towards a truly biopsychosocial approach. She developed TIIPPSS-FC, a framework for creating change in how we help those with pain, pelvic health issues, and/or performance concerns. Teresa teaches her own courses, including TIIPPSS:FC Reframing Pain, Pelvic Health and Performance and Beyond the Pelvis: Exercise for the Whole Body and Everyday Person. She has also worked as Antony Lo's Senior Teaching Assistant, assisting in course development and co-teaching on several of his courses, along with their course, Reframing Resistance Training Across the Lifespan. Teresa is a pelvic health and orthopedic physiotherapist and clinic owner, based out of RX Physiotherapy in Leduc, Canada. She has previously coached running, as well as CrossFit for kids through to older adults. She blends her experiences as physio, coach, and educator to help empower clinicians and clients alike to redefine their possibilities – both in athletics and in life.