The Tummy Team has the ability to work with clients across the globe through our online programs and Skype™ Sessions. While this has been effective, it is always a good idea to be seen in person when possible. Due to the overwhelming need for Core Rehabilitation Specialists™ worldwide, we have developed an intensive professional training program to bring you Tummy Team Trained Practitioners™.
We are passionate about training other professionals and are excited to offer more clients the ability to receive core rehabilitation in their area. These Tummy Team Trained Practitioners™ have been hand selected by Kelly Dean, founder of The Tummy Team, after undergoing extensive professional training of our specific approach to functional core rehabilitation. While each clinician may have a different medical or fitness background, or area of specialty, they all have an in-depth understanding of our approach and our programs.
We recommend working with a clinician near you if possible. Below is a list of Tummy Team Trained Practitioners™ we are partnering with, most of whom will include our online programs in their training with you at a reduced price.
Algonquin, Illinois, USA
Cheryl is a STOTT Pilates instructor who specialized in core rehabilitation for chronic back pain. As she saw more clients with diastasis and dysfunctional cores she realized many Pilates moves hurt the healing process rather than helping it, so studied the true anatomy of our core and learned how to strengthen and integrate it properly into alignment and life.
She also began to see the correlation between abdominal and pelvic floor weakness, and found that though incontinence is common it is not normal. She then trained to teach Total Control© with the Women’s Health Foundation in Chicago, specializing in pelvic health, which also lead her to focus on prenatal and postpartum women.
Once The Tummy Team began offering professional education Cheryl knew its methods and approach were in line with her philosophy and passions. Proud to be a Tummy Team Trained™ Practitioner, Cheryl passionately works to educate her clients how their bodies are intricately designed and how to find, strengthen and properly integrate their deepest core muscles into the functional activities of life.
Redmond, Washington USA
Following a back injury as a dancer at 14 years old, Amanda was interested in back injury rehabilitation and prevention. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Psychology from the University of Washington in 2000, wanting to deepen her understanding of the body and injury recovery, Amanda returned to the University of Washington and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008. Amanda has worked with children and adults with neurological and orthopedic conditions in a variety of settings.
Amanda found The Tummy Team first as a patient, and then began studying with The Tummy Team. Coursework and observation of the Tummy Team and Kelly Dean’s work has ignited Amanda’s passion for functional core rehabilitation, tummy safe fitness, and improving the standard for healthcare for prenatal and postnatal women.
Amanda also is a Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor since 2004, she completed the specialty track in Prenatal and Postnatal clients, is a ZEN-GA Qualified Instructor, Total Barre Instructor and has her CORE Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training Certifications. Amanda lives in Woodinville, WA with her husband, 8 year old daughter, and 6 year old twin boys….who make her laugh every day!
Juliana Jason Byrne
Walnut Creek, California, USA
As a practicing Kinesiologist, Juliana has worked with and helped hundreds of people achieve their goals. Whether it’s weight loss, strength gains, body alignment, sleep patterns, anxiety, or overall wellness, many aspects of the body and mind can be treated with food, exercise, stretching, & strengthening. A common problem found amongst a variety of people she works with is an abdominal separation, or Diastasis Recti, leading to her training with The Tummy Team.
With a background in Biology, Juliana holds a Masters Degree in Kinesiology and various certifications; ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, and the Top Level of the ACSM Exercise is Medicine Credential. She currently practices as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Counselor in the San Francisco Bay Area.