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    There was recently an article published by NPR about a “simple” exercise that could help moms flatten their postpartum tummy which received a ton of publicity.  The Tummy Team was bombarded with questions about this article.  For the most part, we remained silent. Our goal has always been to encourage and educate people about how our body was created and the potential for our body to heal and be strong.  We conscientiously chooseRead More
diastasis recti swimming
As a physical therapist that specializes in core rehabilitation, I get a lot of questions about swimming and diastasis recti. Many of our clients were told swimming is one of the many exercises that should be avoided. When I was struggling to heal my own diastasis, I also was told by many physicians that swimming would make diastasis worse. I swam competitively for years and to be told I couldn’t was a little heart breaking. AsRead More
hernia surgery options
Hernia or Diastasis Recti? Could it be a misdiagnosis? There is a lot of confusing and contradictory information out there. It can be very frustrating when you are told that your flabby tummy is a hernia that must be surgically repaired in order to have any hope of getting your belly back. Hernias do happen, and umbilical hernias can be especially common in pregnant women. But is it possible what your doctor is diagnosing as a herniaRead More
There is an amazing amount of balance and intricate coordination required for movements in daily life, from the most simple to the most complex. Yet we rarely stop to think about what is holding us together. It is not simply a skeleton. There is a complex system of muscles that hold you up and allow you to move. These muscles, like every system of our extremely efficient bodies, function on a ‘use it or lose it’Read More
specialist
  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 approachRead More
optimal fetal alignment
The Tummy Team specializes in functional core strength – training your internal corset muscle (the transverse abdominis) to be able to hold your body upright, while aligned and stable for real-life functional activities like: sitting, standing, lifting and, in this case, supporting the uterus in pregnancy and labor and delivery. As Physical Therapists we have the benefit of seeing clients during their entire pregnancy to help them prepare for pregnancy, labor, delivery and birth recovery.Read More
Congratulations on your baby! This is going to be a time of wonder, a time of joy…and a time spent mostly sitting down. That’s right. Mothers of newborns can spend up to 11-14 hours a day in the nursing position! During our core rehab programs at The Tummy Team, we will focus on all the aspects of your life. What you do throughout the day and how you do it matters tremendously. Because we work with so many new moms, itRead More
prenatal core training
The Tummy Team works closely with pregnant women to help physically and emotionally prepare the body for labor, delivery and birth recovery. You’ll often hear us tell clients, “Giving birth is like a marathon, with a dead sprint at the end.” (Tweet This!) Labor is the marathon. The sprint at the end is the pushing phase. It is the most difficult and most intense part of birth. Everything builds up to that moment when the baby has madeRead More
Okay, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that we live in a toxic world. Our food, water and air introduce us to a myriad of harmful chemicals on a daily basis; some of which can lead to hormonal imbalances, extreme fatigue, brain fog and various other symptoms, like headaches, varicose veins, and dry itchy skin. The good news is that we can limit our exposure and optimize ourRead More
hormones diastasis recti
Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal wall due to overstretching and damage to the connective tissue that runs directly down the center of your abdominal wall (the linea albea).  There are many contributing factors involved in how this damage occurs, and how it can be prevented and repaired. We address this in detail at The Tummy Team and through our online functional core rehab programs, but hormones and hormonal imbalances also play aRead More
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