Diastasis Detective Program

Module 1: Intro

Why is rib lifting bad for abdominal separation?


When the ribs are lifted, the rib cage itself shears forwards further out in front than it anatomically should be.

This places an excessive load on the thoracic vertebrae which in turn increases the risk of thoracic disc fracture.

Thrusting the ribs forwards also compresses the posterior (back) part of your ribcage, leading to a decreased amount of space in the thoracic cavity to enable you to breathe properly (remember the breathing exercise above?).

It also causes an anterior tilt of the pelvis (think poking your bum out) which gets misdiagnosed a lot.

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