Diastasis Detective Program

Module 1: Intro

When is a separation no longer a separation?

WHEN IS A ‘SEPARATION’ NO LONGER CLASSED AS A ‘SEPARATION’?

The answer to this is ‘it depends’, but the simple answer is:

Separation present = anything >2 finger widths (more than)

No separation = anything <2 finger widths (less than)

This ‘test’ however is somewhat floored because my fingers are quite slender in comparison to most people’s, and if a person with really big hands / fingers performed the exact same test on the exact same client, you can see how the findings might be slightly different, due to the finger-width discrepancy.

What I can say though is that YOU (and only you) performing the ‘Rec Check’ test periodically throughout your client’s rehabilitation phase is what forms the benchmark, so make a note of how wide your client’s separation ‘feels’ to you, write it down, and re-assess the gap again at a later time.