Hosted by Sarah Zahab, BSc, R.Kin, CSEP-CEP

Diastasis recti or abdominal separation is a common and natural occurrence in pregnancy, in the postnatal period as well as many other populations (including males).  Learn how to assess for DRA for the in supine and upright positions as well as movement screens that can identify symptoms of a DRA.  Identify the difference between a functional and non-functional DRA.  Learn effective and safe movements that will help optimize diastasis (hint: all movements can be okay!) as well as daily lifestyle tips to aid in optimizing breathing, alignment and intra-abdominal pressure management in addition to exercise guidelines. 


Sarah is the co-founder of Continuum Fitness & Movement Performance in Ottawa. She is a registered Kinesiologist with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, with a minor in Biology. She is a registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO), is a certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP), is certified in Group Fitness with Can-Fit-Pro, and is certified in NeuroKinetic Therapy ®.  Sarah has been working full time in the fitness industry for 21 years and has an extensive background in dance.

In addition to her education and expertise, Sarah is a former international fitness competitor and represented Canada during the Ms. Fitness World competition four times.  She presents at fitness conferences across North America.  Sarah is a nationally ranked race walker and is the 2012 and 2014 Ontario Provincial Race Walking Champion for the 5000 m, and was the Canadian Indoor National Champion in 2016 for the 3000 m race. In light of her knowledge and experience, Sarah developed and created the Prenatal and Postnatal Strength Workout DVDs, available online. When she is not training and helping clients reach their fitness goals, Sarah adores spending time with her husband and two daughters.

This event qualifies for 4 CSEP-PDC's

Price: CSEP Members: $25.00 | Non-Members: $35.00

Diastasis Recti: Assess and Restore - February 10th, 2022 6:30pm EST

  • Thursday Feb 10 2022, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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