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Diastasis Recti Abdominis and Plank Exercise

Course #: 03-725

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) is a common health problem in both pregnant and postpartum populations.  The goal of this CEU course is to determine if there is a significant difference between a traditional treatment program compared to an experimental treatment program consisting of core stabilization plank exercise routine in the closure of DRA and to determine the relationship between DRA measurements, pain, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and Pelvic Floor Disability Index (PFDI) scores.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Enumerate the exercises that were used to help reduce DRA.
  2. Compare and contrast the plank-based exercise program vs. the abdominal crunch exercise program with regard to improvement in DRA closure over time.
  3. Identify the type of contraction that has been shown to reduce DRA.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Study Overview

  0.12 Contact Hours  
  Review of Diastasis Recti Abdonimis     0.12 Contact Hours 
  Tests and Measures   0.24 Contact Hours 
  Effects of Plank Exercise    0.52 Contact Hours 

Total = 1 Contact Hour

Instructional level:  Basic

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Course Date: 2017-11-21

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