Using the same friendly approach that makes her anatomy and movement lessons so easy to follow, Bowman provides tactics that are understandable and clearly described. The use of photography is also helpful, with the author demonstrating each move in addition to providing step-by-step instructions.
Although Bowman's main purpose is education, what she really brings is empowerment. Encouraging people to know their own bodies, and then pursue solutions that make them healthier and happier, is a powerful approach to wellness.
By making the material understandable, approachable, and achievable, Bowman offers an outstanding and necessary guide to diastasis recti and many other abdomen-related issues. Everyone can benefit from these insights and improve their health in an empowered and proactive way.
--Foreword Reviews, reviewed by Elizabeth Millard, May 27, 2016 forewordreviews.com/reviews/diastasis-recti/
Katy's book presents a global approach to healing after DR. For example, she stresses the role of the movements and postural habits of the pelvis and ribcage. This discussion struck me as especiallyimportant for people who do CrossFit or weightlifting, with repetitivemovements like overhead presses and heavy squats. But don't expect tofind tables full of Do's and Don't's in Katy's book. Her approach isalso highly individual and takes into account the many variables thatexist from person to person...Diastasis recti is a whole-body issue that requires a whole-body approach. It's refreshing to find a resource that acknowledges that need and provides concrete steps to achieve it.
About the Author
In addition to hosting her podcast KatySays (one of Greatist's Best Health and Fitness Podcasts of All Time ) and writing for her award-winning blog KatySays.com, she is a regular source for national health publications like Prevention and Men s Health, and is a sought after guest on radio, television pod-casted talk shows and news segments. Creator of the Aligned and WellTM DVD series, Katy's groundbreaking work in pelvic floor restoration has made her particularly popular with midwives, OBGYNs, and others concerned with pelvic mobility, strength, and health.