What Men Need to Know about Diastasis Recti

The Tummy Team is a group of physical therapists who specialize in Functional Core Rehabilitation and specifically the treatment of diastasis recti.  We have been helping clients heal abdominal wall damage and restore their core for over a decade and have designed several online rehab programs to help clients around the world.  After years of clinical work, we are now …

Is there Hope for my Diastasis Recti?

YES!! Diastasis recti is treatable! Initial awareness of diastasis recti leaves most of us feeling a bit overwhelmed and hopeless. But we are here to tell you that there is HOPE for your diastasis! Diastasis recti is very treatable. The Tummy Team has specialized in the nonsurgical treatment of diastasis recti since 2009. There is limited information on diastasis recti …

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 …

Is Core Rehab Really Possible Online?

A question we asked for a long time was… can you really achieve core rehab through an online program? Rehab is personal and specific, and people have the best results when we can see them and treat them specifically. But the reality is there are a limited number of therapists who do what we do and yet so many women …

Healing Diastasis After Uterine Rupture Part 1

Here at The Tummy Team, most of our clientele is made up of moms (though we see plenty of women in all stages of life…and yes, even men too).  So we are extremely familiar with pregnancy and delivery and the toll it can take on a woman’s body, especially at her core. Every aspect of carrying and delivery can impact your …

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 …

Stronger Core, Stronger Life

What it Means to Have a Strong Core After years in physical therapy, I am still surprised how often people do not make fixing their ‘tummy’ a priority. When you really consider the core and its function, it is shocking that the pursuit of a stronger core is seen as vanity. Perhaps it is because we feel some pressure to …

The Question You Never Ask

The Wrong Questions to Ask… Although the question “are you pregnant” can seem innocent on the surface, it actually has a big impact. Here is what we need to consider… I write this post as a public service announcement to help everyone involved in this awkward situation. I have personally experienced the pain of poorly timed comments and questions about …

Healing Diastasis Recti Postpartum

The Tummy Team can help with a variety of issues from simple back pain to severe diastasis. We have helped women of all ages and even men too, but a large portion of our clients tend to be postpartum mothers. We have a soft spot for postpartum mothers because our program came from a personal desire to find healing for …

Stability and Mobility – The Balance Your Body Craves

Our Bodies Require Stability Earlier in my career as a PT, I worked in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) with little bitty preemies. Working with these babies gave great insight into how all of our bodies function holistically. When babies are born too early, their little bodies do not have enough motor control and they can be a little …

Shut Off the Water

  Have you ever had a flood in your basement? Perhaps a pipe burst or there was a clog causing water to backflow. Either way, if you responded by just scooping out the water with buckets or using towels to absorb it, you wouldn’t get very far. The water would continue to flood your basement and cause more problems. First, …

The Fear of Falling: How Fear can Limit your Rehab

I realize there are many options out there that can help with diastasis recti and I know people passionately believe in what they do. I have no desire to critique other programs and I do not feel the need to be competitive or compare ourselves. There are plenty of people looking for help and many different approaches to healing. Instead, I spend my free time furthering my understanding …

Healing After Devastating Loss

We see clients in many stages of life, from grandmothers to mothers to be. Unfortunately for many, they have experienced the devastating loss of their baby from miscarriages or birth complications. This is an extremely painful and deeply emotional experience for women. They often disconnect, emotionally, from their tummies which has physical effects on the body. This is the healing …

Healing Diastasis and Bladder Prolapse

Healing diastasis recti & prolapse is absolutely possible! We believe women do not have to fall apart after birthing children! We offer a Prenatal Core Foundation Training and our programs heal diastasis and other related issues, as well as prepare the body for living life. We have helped many moms and welcomed many babies into our little family. Below is the …

Success Stories – Tummy Team Testimony

I was reading some Tummy Team success stories from clients over the past 2 months and wanted to share them with you. I know when I was looking for answers to my issues, it was other women’s testimonies that directed me to the help I needed. We hope these will encourage you as well and remember you are not alone …

Why Don’t We Know About Diastasis?

  “Why isn’t there more information about diastasis recti?” This is a question that I get a lot! How can this medical condition be so prominent in women, men and children, yet most people have never heard of it?  How can 98% of women who have had babies have some form of diastasis without it being diagnosed? I am a …