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 …

5 Things Your Doctor May Not Know About Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti is a common, yet rarely diagnosed, condition that can contribute to multiple medical conditions. In short, diastasis recti is a separation of the abdominal wall at the linea alba – the connective tissue that runs down the center of your abdomen, connecting all your core muscles. This condition is widely under-diagnosed; as a result, you may not get the …

6 Ways to Achieve Tummy Safe Fitness

At The Tummy Team, we strive to help educate and motivate people to be strong for life. We are functional core rehabilitation specialists.  Our approach is to reconnect clients to their internal corset muscles and then train them to integrate that functional strength into everything they do in their life. While fitness can be an important piece to a strong …

3 Common Symptoms You Did Not Know Were Related to Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti is a separation of the abdominal wall where the connective tissue that runs directly down the center of your tummy – the linea alba – is stretched and weak. While diastasis recti is a diagnosis, it is also a symptom of something larger. When you have a weak internal corset muscle (known as your transverse abdominis) and are …

Healing an Umbilical Hernia

At the Tummy Team, we offer Prenatal Core Training to prepare the abdomen for carrying and delivering the baby – both which can cause or worsen diastasis and other problems. We encourage our clients to journal their story so they can see the changes. Below are the first 2 inspiring journal entries from an online client about healing her umbilical …

Healing Sciatica Pain From Pregnancy

  We believe women do not have to fall apart after birthing children! We offer a Core Foundations course that can help you in healing sciatica pain, diastasis recti, and other symptoms of core weakness. We have helped many moms and welcomed many babies into our little family. Below is the story of Katie (and baby Lydia too!) about how she …

Your Muscles Are Talking. Are You Listening?

  Did you know your muscles talk to you? Our bodies were designed to be balanced and aligned with the perpendicular pull of gravity. Our bodies are intended to have a perfect balance point between the right and the left, the front and the back. When you are off-balance for an extended period of time, your body starts to act …

Core Rehab is More Than Numbers

It is so easy to focus on measurements…objective numbers. We are even trained this way in PT (physical therapy) school. Measurable, quantifiable changes. You have to measure it to compare changes, right? We focus on numbers in other areas too. How much we weigh…What size we wear…How tall we are…How many inches we have gained or lost…How fast we can …

Intimacy and Diastasis Recti

Let’s be clear, I am not a specialist in the area of intimacy. Nor do I feel like I am a pelvic floor specialist (although it is very intimately connected to the core so I have learned quite a bit through the years of specializing in core rehabilitation). The bottom line is…sex is important! Intimacy is essential in a healthy …

Small Habits, Big Difference

Small habits can make a big difference. So you think core rehabilitation at The Tummy Team is only for postpartum moms? Maybe you’d believe we can help a few men if they were older and had declining health. But what about even a healthy, lean 19-year old? Nick is a healthy, active man who spends most days sitting at his desk as …