Dr. Whitney M. Ellsworth, DPT created the RISE method based on her clinical experience as a pelvic floor Physical Therapist treating over 1000 postpartum women and her personal experience with pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis recti.
R.I.S.E stands for :
Release- release the overactive muscles
Isolate-isolate the weak muscle
Strengthen-strengthen weak muscles
& Evolve- learn to use your new-found strength with everyday movement.
Whitney has identified 3 common movement impairments among her clients with pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis. She combined her extensive training in Movement System Impairment from Washington University in St. Louis Program in PT, and clinical findings to establish the R.I.S.E. method. It is a unique way of treating diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction. The RISE Method encompasses the entire body focusing on shoulder, spine, hip, core, and pelvic floor restoration.