Mothers are working all the time. Whether you are a working mom or stay at home mom, you are always working, and it often involves a lot of compromised postures. These compromised postures and body mechanics usually lead to pain and dysfunction. Because mothers are excellent at powering through pain, oftentimes many years go by before they stop and think, “what happened?”
Have you ever considered the physical demands of motherhood? We focus so much on that workout we can squeeze into nap time or after work, yet we often underestimate the invisible workout we are doing all day, every day. The Tummy Team focuses on supporting and strengthening women for all the different seasons or motherhood. Let’s examine the seasons of motherhood and embrace the way our body is
At The Tummy Team we focus on helping clients rebuild internal core strength and then help them implement that foundational strength into all of their daily postures and activities. This is what we refer to as Functional Core Rehabilitation. Every body has an optimal level of functioning. The balance between our muscles and the postures
Have you ever felt like all of a sudden your body is falling apart? Simple things you were capable of in the past are now quite challenging. Or you have pain that seems to make no logical sense. Possibly one of the most common sentiments we hear from our clients is “why is my body falling apart?” Or, “I am too young to
It takes a lot of courage to come forward when injustice and abuse has taken place. For many who have experienced trauma, recent news about the Nassar case has not been an easy topic to read or follow. I appreciate this season of women rising to bring awareness to sexual abuse and violations of trust in the medical
“Common is not the same as normal.” We say this every day at The Tummy Team. Sadly, so many of the clients we work with have settled for less than their best life because they have accepted their symptoms as normal consequences of having children or getting older. In many cases, clients have already attempted all the typical things: weight loss, couch to 5K, extreme fitness
Motherhood leaves a mark…and it is beautiful! From Pregnancy to childbirth, caring for newborns to wrangling toddlers, carting around school age kids to guiding teenagers… Motherhood is hard work. No matter who we were before we became a mother, once we become a mother we are forever changed. We think differently. We feel differently. We look differently.
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
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
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