By Dr. Katie Casto, PT, DPT, PCES
Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) refers to the separation of the two muscle bellies of the rectus abdominis - our “6 pack” muscle. The separation occurs at the linea alba: the connective tissue that runs vertically down the middle of the muscle (separates the two sides of the “6 pack”) that can become thinned or stretched out. This separation or “gap” can occur at the navel, above the navel or below the navel.
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Jessica has been in Austin, TX for the past four years. She grew up in Idaho and attended PT school at Idaho State University. She completed an Orthopaedic Residency and became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2016.