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Effect of Russian Current Followed by Exercise in Postpartum Diastasis Recti Abdominis: A Single Case Study

Sreejisha Puthu Kudi, Madhuripu Pattali, Jazeel Nadukandy Meethal, Riyas Basheer Kariyadath Basheer, Nafia Tharol

Keywords : Diastasis recti, Diastasis recti physiotherapy, Inter-recti distance, Postpartum, Russian current

Citation Information : Kudi SP, Pattali M, Meethal JN, Basheer RB, Tharol N. Effect of Russian Current Followed by Exercise in Postpartum Diastasis Recti Abdominis: A Single Case Study. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2021; 13 (2):117-120.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1872

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 09-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim: To find out the effect of Russian currents followed by exercises in diastasis recti postpartum. Materials and methods: A single case study was done by fulfilled inclusion criteria. Inter-recti distance (IRD) was assessed by dial caliper and waist-hip circumference by inch tape. Russian current was given for 30 minutes/day with a duty cycle of 20 seconds on period and 40 seconds off period for 5 days/week for 6 weeks. Exercises given are isometric contraction of abdominal muscle and Noble's correction exercise of 30 minutes/day for 5 days/week for every 6 weeks. Results: The study shows IRD reduction of 1.4 cm above the umbilicus, 1.3 cm at the level of the umbilicus, and 1.3 cm below the level of the umbilicus. Conclusion: The present study opens a wide scope to practice Russian currents for reducing IRD along with exercises for the postpartum period. Clinical significance: Russian currents can be introduced to the postpartum physiotherapy management along with exercises as it is giving more amount of feedback to the clients.

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