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Continuing Education

The Tummy Team believes that all healing begins with
education and understanding. Kelly Dean, founder of The
Tummy Team, is a dynamic and experienced educator
and speaker who is passionate about increasing
awareness of and solutions for core weakness.

Learn from The Tummy Team.

Professional Training with The Tummy Team

Kelly Dean, MPT and founder of The Tummy Team has spent years researching and developing a comprehensive and functional approach to effectively address the epidemic of functional core weakness and diastasis recti. It is clear that this area has been overlooked in medical and fitness education. Spreading this knowledge and sharing resources is key to developing clinicians that are educated and competent in accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options. Kelly is dedicated to developing ongoing professional continuing education and is making this education affordable and available online.

Instructions for Obtaining CEU’s

I have worked with The Tummy Team for the past two years. The transformations I see our clients go through are nothing short of amazing! - Erica Matteson, Renaissance Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals

CEU Addendum to an Online Rehab Course

For professionals who already completed an Online Rehab Course

All of our online courses are packed full of valuable educational material. For this reason, anyone who desires to earn continuing education units (CEU’s) for one of our online core rehab programs can obtain them by purchasing the corresponding CEU addendum to their course.

Purchasing an addendum will grant you access to a test that, upon passing, will indicate you have met the stated course objectives. You will also have access to other necessary documents required to submit to your licensing board. The CEU Addendum’s are currently available for any of these Online Rehab Courses:

Please Note: You will have 2 weeks of access to take your test to and download your documents to submit to your licensing agency. Access begins at time of registration. You must receive a minimum score of 90% to pass the course and receive credit. Credit Hours earned varies depending on the course.
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I was so impressed with Kelly’s capabilities as an educator and therapist that I have referred numerous patients, colleagues, students, friends, and organizations to The Tummy Team. - Padeen Quinn, ND

Comprehensive Core 1

Online Course for Professionals

The Tummy Team has filmed an extensive online training program to instruct professionals in advanced Core Rehabilitation clinical skills used by The Tummy Team in our clinic as well as throughout the Core Foundations 8 Week Online Program. Comprehensive Core 1 is the first part of a series of online training for clinicians desiring to become Tummy Team Trained. This course is valuable for physical therapists, chiropractors, midwives, exercise physiologists, kinesiologists, naturopatic physicians, OB/GYN, prenatal and postpartum fitness specialists, personal trainers, and so much more.

This Course Includes:

  • An in-depth understanding of the anatomy of the abdominals, the function of the true core and why traditional abdominal work can cause damage to the body.
  • Detailed instruction in the causes and symptoms related to diastasis recti and functional core weakness.
  • Comprehensive understanding of The Tummy Team functional core evaluation process including palpation skills for diastasis recti evaluation.
  • Specific explanations for how and why we instruct in the Core Foundations process including Active Sitting, Activation of the Transverse, Sensory Integration, Neuro-muscular Re-education, Functional Integration and the emotional connection to the core.
  • Education on abdominal splinting including the benefits, the difficulties, and the professional considerations when splinting.

You will have 8 weeks to complete the course and take the post test to receive CE credits. Access begins at time of registration. You must receive a minimum score of 90% to pass the course and receive CE credits. This online course has been 8.0 CE hours. Download Course Objectives

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Kelly is a fun and dynamic instructor. I invested in a full day of apprentice work with her at The Tummy Team and that one day change the entire direction of my professional career. I learned more in that one day than I learned throughout chiropractic school about how the muscles of core affect everything throughout the body. I highly recommend working one on one with The Tummy Team to advance your education. - Dave, chiropractor.

Comprehensive Core 2

Online Course for Professionals

The Tummy Team has filmed an extensive online training program to instruct professionals in advanced Core Rehabilitation clinical skills used by The Tummy Team in our clinic as well as throughout the Core Foundations 8 Week Online Program. Comprehensive Core 2 is the second part of a series of online training for clinicians desiring to become Tummy Team Trained. This course is valuable for physical therapists, chiropractors, midwives, exercise physiologists, kinesiologists, naturopatic physicians, OB/GYN, prenatal and postpartum fitness specialists, personal trainers, and so much more.

*Prerequisites: Core Foundations and Comprehensive Core 1

This Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive understanding of The Tummy Team’s ongoing reassessment process, evaluation of compensation strategies, and decision making skills to direct the follow up treatment sessions
  • An in-depth understanding of the neutral pelvic and rib cage alignment, and how this impacts pain and functional core strength and healing
  • Extensive understanding of the complete healing process of diastasis recti and the factors that impact healing
  • Detailed instruction in the process of weaning from abdominal splinting and modifying Core Foundations for clients when necessary
  • Specific explanations for how and why we instruct in the Core Foundations process including: releasing upper body and lower body compensation patterns, neutral alignment training, active standing, active walking, functional integration in daily activities, advancing functional strength of the transverse, and Tummy Safe fitness transition strategies
  • Education on instructing individual clients in an ongoing core strong lifestyle the meets their particular needs and goals

You will have 8 weeks to complete the course and take the post test to receive CE credits. Access begins at time of registration. You must receive a minimum score of 90% to pass the course and receive CE credits. This online course has been 8.0 CE hours. View Course Objectives

$499
Ms. Dean is an exceptionally trained and knowledgeable educator as a physical therapist. Her approach is unique and leads to great success in correcting diastasis recti without surgery. I learned a great deal about the anatomy of the abdominal muscles in a way that I previously did not consider nor did I adequately understand. - Kelley R Reis, Naturopathic Physician

The Importance of Core Strength for the Prenatal and Postnatal Client

Practical Application for Labor and Delivery Professionals (Online Course)

Kelly Dean has taught this course around the country and at national midwifery conferences and now The Tummy Team has filmed this popular one-day course. This online course provides this valuable education for child birth educators, labor and delivery nurses, midwives, doulas, chiropractors, physical therapist and prenatal fitness professionals.

The Course Focuses On:

  • An in-depth understanding for the conditions and complications related to core weakness in the prenatal client
  • The correlation with diastasis recti and difficult deliveries
  • Detailed education on proper evaluation of core weakness, postural alignment issues and diastasis recti
  • Practical application of evaluation techniques and proper use of the core muscles in delivery and recovery

You will have 6 weeks to complete the course and take the post test to receive CE credits. Your class begins at the time of registration. This online course has been 5.0 CE hours. Download Course Objectives

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I learned so much about how to better help my clients not only during their birth but throughout their pregnancy and to ease their birth recovery with The Tummy Team's Prenatal CEU course. I took the course at the National Midwifery Conference but that it is available online, I have recommended it to colleagues throughout out my area. - Kirsten, CPM

Experts on Diastasis Recti Online Course

Kelly Dean has partnered with Bethany Learn from Fit2b.us online fitness studio to help spread the word about Diastasis Recti.  This course includes many of the leading experts in the field about all the factors that can be involved with Diastasis Recti and core dysfunction.  Hear from each expert and get a broad understanding of the support and further education available on the topic.

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