About a year after having my son, I felt frustrated that my abdominal muscles hadn’t fully come back together. I tried vigorous exercise and made modifications to my diet, but wasn’t happy with the results. Working with Brooke Lewis helped me to close my diastasis, regain my confidence, and become more mindful of my core strength and functionality.
Brooke is fantastic to work with and very knowledgeable! She kept me accountable in achieving my postpartum goals, and her gentle guidance is very effective! I’m so grateful for Brooke’s help!
Brooke embodies a terrific combo of expertise, encouragement, inspiration and support. As a mom of two young children, she has helped me get back on track towards the wellness and vitality I want in my own life! Thank you Brooke!
Great concern and excellent way to explain everything. Thank you so much!
I’ve been training with Brooke for the last ten years…and that says something! I appreciate that she’s continually studying and learning new skills to use in our sessions. Over the years I’ve thanked Brooke in my head as I’ve watched my friends and family deal with pain from injury or aging. She keeps me moving…and I am 75 years old and still going STRONG!
I love all the exercises you showed me! They are a great addition to my typical lower/upper body routine. This is not a typical abdominal training (no crunches and situps!) but it is soooo much better.
Prior to working with Brooke, I had little hope of wearing a nice dress or a pair of slacks or jeans without a maternity top. After emergency abdominal surgery my gut was a disaster. With Brooke's coaching and many months of exercises my life has turned around! So want to see my scar?
Partners in Diastasis Rehabilitation are awesome!
I have known Brooke Lewis for ten years or more. She has been my Pilates teacher and also my personal trainer. She helped me recover from an injury which allowed me to continue to be able to work out and get better. Without her help I would not have been able to continue to work out and keep up with my exercise and healthy goals.
It was my first baby, so labor was long (about 20 hours) but the pushing was quick and painless. The doc & nurse said I was really good at the pushing and in fact, the doc asked if I had taken prenatal yoga or pilates. When I said I had gone to prenatal yoga once a week, she said she could tell! So you prepared me well! Thanks for being such an awesome instructor. In fact, you're the best yoga instructor I've ever had!
Brooke was kind and caring while she guided me in dastasis recovery. I really appreciate how much education was part of the process as well!
Diastasis recti (the separation of the rectus abdominis muscle) is a condition commonly seen in pregnancy and after childbirth, but it can also occur in children as well as women and men of all ages.
It’s never too late to close a diastasis recti without surgery! With a whole-body, evidence-based approach, PIDR helps you heal your diastasis and rebuild your core strength. We use exercise, movement modifications, manual therapy and education to return your body to its optimal function.
Common symptoms of a DRA include: