10 Body Fails Connected to the Core

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 we move in dramatically impact …

How to Have a Strong Birth When You Are on Bed Rest

The Tummy Team has the opportunity to work with pregnant women around the world with our online Prenatal Core Training Program. Based on years of clinical experience at our Physical Therapy practice in Camas WA we have developed a very effective program so women can systematically prepare their core and pelvic floor for the demands of pregnancy, the coordination needed …

6 Steps to Understand and Address Grief and Trauma in your Core

The most common contributing factor with all of our functional core and pelvic floor weakness clients is disconnect.  Emotional and physical disconnection is a natural response to trauma and grief.  Our body instinctively protects us from pain and looks for ways to distance us from painful experiences, and while disconnection is a natural survival technique, it is not a healthy …

4 Helpful Answers To Validate Your Pelvic Floor Symptoms

Pelvic floor symptoms historically are neglected by the medical community. Dismissing valid symptoms and offering ridiculous remedies cause women to power through what they are feeling and ultimately causes more damage. The Tummy Team was actually created to help validate, educate and offer clinically proven solutions for common core and pelvic floor symptoms. Sadly, we have personally experienced this medical …

21 Day Meaningful Movement Challenge

Join us this November for our 21 Day Meaningful Movement Challenge! The Tummy Team is passionate about functional core strength. Essentially we want you to be strong, stable and pain free from your core to be able to live the life you love. We specialize in functional core rehab and helping clients worldwide effectively rehabilitate core conditions like diastasis recti, …

5 Things Making Incontinence Worse

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 …

Walking on Water – Living With Pelvic Floor Issues

One of my dear friends recently sent a meme to me that said, “A perfect metaphor of my life is ‘someone trying to stand on a hammock.” Of course, being a physical therapist, the first thing I thought about was my pelvic floor. Do you relate to that? Do you feel as if your pelvic floor has failed you? Do …

A Story of Transformation | Gillian Sukachevin, MPT

  Our pelvic floor specialist and dear friend, Gillian Sukachevin shares her story of transformation from brokenness & pain to healing & hope… My name is Gillian Sukachevin. I am a physical therapist at The Tummy Team. I received intensive training from Kelly Dean, the founder of The Tummy Team, to be a core rehabilitation specialist. I also have a …