4 Helpful Answers To Validate Your Pelvic Floor Symptoms

Pelvic floor symptoms historically are neglected by the medical community. Dismissing valid symptoms and offering ridiculous remedies cause women to power through what they are feeling and ultimately causes more damage. The Tummy Team was actually created to help validate, educate and offer clinically proven solutions for common core and pelvic floor symptoms. Sadly, we have personally experienced this medical …

What is life changing to you?

Can you make a list of the things you have done that you would describe as “life-changing”? How many things could you honestly say were “life-changing”? “Life-Changing,” really?? Why do you settle for less than your best life? Why do you believe that having babies means your body might fall apart? Why do you ignore pain, overlook those “accidents’ and sit …

Healing Diastasis Recti Is About More Than a 10-Minute Exercise

There was recently an article published by NPR about a “simple” exercise that could help moms flatten their postpartum tummy which received a ton of publicity.  The Tummy Team was bombarded with questions about this article.  For the most part, we remained silent. Our goal has always been to encourage and educate people about how our body was created and …

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 …

Walking on Water – Living With Pelvic Floor Issues

One of my dear friends recently sent a meme to me that said, “A perfect metaphor of my life is ‘someone trying to stand on a hammock.” Of course, being a physical therapist, the first thing I thought about was my pelvic floor. Do you relate to that? Do you feel as if your pelvic floor has failed you? Do …

A Story of Transformation | Gillian Sukachevin, MPT

  Our pelvic floor specialist and dear friend, Gillian Sukachevin shares her story of transformation from brokenness & pain to healing & hope… My name is Gillian Sukachevin. I am a physical therapist at The Tummy Team. I received intensive training from Kelly Dean, the founder of The Tummy Team, to be a core rehabilitation specialist. I also have a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …