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What Does Diastasis Recti Look Like? – RYC. One of the biggest issues with diastasis recti is that the appearance of it differs from person to person. Quite often a diastasis recti goes unnoticed, without painful symptoms, or even worse, is seen as a personal flaw, especially with women postpartum. Once you’re postpartum, your always postpartum. Your body will never be the same as it was before you gave birth. Your skin and abdominals have stretched to accommodate another human (or more). The biggest myth with core function and bodily appearance is that a flat belly means a functional belly. This means that it is not always clear by just looking at someone to determine whether or not they have a diastasis recti.

Diastasis Recti & Its Symptoms If you believe you have a diastasis recti, you can perform a self-test or have your PT or OT assess you. What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis recti is the stretching or separation of the rectus abdominis (6 pack) muscles caused by the thinning of the linea alba (midline connective tissue).