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This month, I turned 45. I have lived 45 years of life. Some of those years were great, some were hard. But all of them put together is what got me where I am today. My journey to healing and restoration – both physically and emotionally – is completely woven together with my journey to start The Tummy Team. When I first learned of my diagnosis of diastasis recti and the bleak options for fixing

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The “Done!” List

Posted by TheTummyTeam on December 30, 2016
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It starts right after Thanksgiving – things to do, presents to buy, cards to be addressed, groceries, festive décor, parties, events…and that’s even not including the activities the kids are involved in. Towards the end of the year, there is a tendency to think about the things we didn’t do. Hopefully, we will complete those goals. Next year. Maybe. And so we make lists. Wish lists for Christmas, to-do lists for events, and after that,

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pelvic floor specialist

Finding the Right Pelvic Floor Specialist The Tummy Team specializes in functional core strength and functional pelvic floor strength. This is more than just learning how to do a few Kegel exercises. We teach you how to have comprehensive, reliable support and mobility of the muscles that support your bladder, vaginal canal and lower intestinal tract. Functional pelvic floor strength includes pelvic stability to eliminate sacroiliac joint pain and pubic bone pain, as well as

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  How to Find a Core Rehab Specialist: 10 Questions to Ask The Tummy Team specializes in functional core rehabilitation – specifically the treatment of diastasis recti and related symptoms of low back pain, pelvic instability, pelvic floor weakness, sciatica, intestinal issues and more. Our approach is based on neurologically retraining the body in functional activities and balancing out in muscle imbalances to allow the bodies natural healing processes to be effective. Though our approach

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As a physical therapist specializing in the pelvic floor, I have become more aware of the considerable number of people dealing with sexual pain in our society. And not just physical, but emotional and spiritual pain. I want to take the time to address these myths and hopefully encourage you to seek out whatever healing and restoration you need. Myth #1: It is normal for sex to hurt sometimes Sadly, many women have come to

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  Pelvic organ prolapse is when one of your pelvic organs drops and pushes against the walls of your vagina. If you have this condition, it may feel like pressure against your vaginal canal, a bulging, or as if something is ‘falling out.’ Prolapse can occur when the muscles of your pelvic floor have experienced trauma or are too weak to support your organs. The Tummy Team has been working with women to restore their

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  Women who struggle with incontinence may not be experiencing accidents, but would admit that there is an increased frequency and urgency when it comes to emptying the bladder. The increase in marketed incontinence products is proof that this is a growing women’s health concern. Women are starting to become more aware that there is help for pelvic floor issues. Many physical therapists are now getting extra training to specialize in this field. The Tummy

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pelvic floor questions

Women in our culture suffer from a variety of issues related to the pelvic floor that either get ignored or ineffectively addressed by the medical community. As we say a lot at The Tummy Team: “Common and normal are not the same things.” Just because the symptoms women deal with are becoming very common, does not mean that they are normal and do not require special attention. Use these 5 questions as a personal assessment to

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Historically many cultures around the world have used belly binding or abdominal splinting as a common postpartum practice. There are considerable benefits to abdominal splinting (even beyond postpartum needs), yet many tend to discourage the practice based on misconceptions. So what is it, exactly? An abdominal splint is a medical-grade, non-constricting support that reinforces the corset muscles of the body. When worn properly, it helps pull together and stabilize the two sides of the abdominals.

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In the medical world, there are “standard of care” guidelines for specific scenarios based on what some group of medical professionals had deemed best. It refers to the expected treatment approach for any given diagnosis or patient type. For example, at a 4-month prenatal appointment the standard of care would likely include a urine analysis, weight check, blood pressure check, fundus height measurement, and listening to the baby’s heartbeat. There are some things some practitioners

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