Learn How to Improve 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 …

Diastasis Recti & Pregnancy – What You Need to Know

The Tummy Team works with prenatal and postpartum women to prepare the core and pelvic floor for a strong pregnancy and delivery and healthy birth recovery. One of the conditions we specialize in is diastasis recti. We get tons of questions about diastasis recti and pregnancy and hope to help expecting moms everywhere have the answers they need to be …

3 Easy Ways to Improve Diastasis Recti While You Are Pregnant

Diastasis recti – a separation of the abdominal wall at the linea alba – is very common during pregnancy for many reasons. At The Tummy Team, we’ve seen that it is most commonly caused by the pressure of the growing baby combined with an already weak core, poor alignment, and excessive pregnancy hormones. The pregnancy hormone known as relaxin is …

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 …

A Journey to Finding Her True Self After Years of Postpartum Disconnect – Season 3, Episode 6

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A Journey to Finding Her True Self After Years of Postpartum Disconnect Join Kelly Dean, MPT, as she interviews online client Laura from Seattle. Laura shares a powerful story of being dismissed and desperate to feel better after a traumatic c-section and long postpartum recovery. Seven years after the birth of her first baby, Laura was still struggling with …

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, …

A New Standard for Postpartum Care

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 urine analysis, weight check, blood pressure check, fundus …

Birth Plans

While brainstorming for a fresh take on childbirth classes, a fellow midwife and I were in search of a way to turn birth plans upside down and shake them so that parents could really see them for what they were and to be able to embrace their birth outcomes in a better way. What’s going to make you feel good …