Dramatically increase your healing and connection
Why an Abdominal Splint?
An abdominal splint is a medical-grade, non-constricting support that reinforces the functional use of the inner core muscle known as the transverse abdominis.
When used properly, it helps:
- promote neurological reconnection to the atrophied muscle
- protect and support the spine and abdominal organs
- give temporary support to the core while it is rehabilitated
- bring together and stabilize the two sides of the abdominals to help heal diastasis recti
The Tummy Team splints are custom designed for the needs of functional core rehab
Getting the right splintStart with the right measurements. Our splints are custom-made to fit a variety of clients.
Step 1: Determine Height of Splint
1. You’ll need a flexible tape measure. (If you do not have one, find a long piece of string or cloth to use which you can later measure against a ruler or tape measure.)
2. Measure (in inches) your torso from the top of your hipbone. (right above the spot you feel when you bend your hip) to the bottom of your *rib cage.
3. Record this number. It will determine which type of splint you need (2, 3, or 4-Panel).
*Men: include your lower 2–3 ribs, not high enough to cover your sternum
*If you are pregnant, measure over the front of your belly to determine your size
*To determine your postpartum size, don’t measure over the front of your belly
Step 2: Determine Length of Splint
1. When you measure, do not suck in and do not push out. You want to measure the tummy you “live in.”
2. Measure (in inches) around your tummy at the widest area (this is usually the navel).
3. Record this number. It will be used to choose the length of your splint (XS, S, L, or XL).