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Why is birth so hard?

If labor and delivery is the most challenging physical event most women will ever do…why do we not train our bodies for it? We would never sit around for 10 months prior to a marathon and expect for the race to go well. The woman’s body was absolutely designed to give birth. However, that does…
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Diastasis Recti & Pregnancy – What You Need to Know

The Tummy Team works with prenatal and postpartum women to prepare the core and pelvic floor for a strong pregnancy and delivery and healthy birth recovery. One of the conditions we specialize in is diastasis recti. We get tons of questions about diastasis recti and pregnancy and hope to help expecting moms everywhere have the…
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10 Life Lessons from US Masters National Swimming Championships

Many of you know that before The Tummy Team was ever a dream, I was a competitive swimmer. I swam in high school and in college for UNM for 4 years. Swimming was my life and a huge part of my identity as a young adult. Then I went to grad school to become a…
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You’re doing it Wrong: 4 Stages of Core Activation

Activate your core! We hear this all the time. We are told, “you need to strengthen your core”, “make sure you are engaging your core”, “if your core was stronger, your pain would improve, your posture would be better, your back would not keeping ‘going out’.” But what does it actually mean to activate your…
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6 Benefits of Abdominal Massage

One of the components to The Tummy Team’s functional core rehabilitation approach is intentional self-abdominal massage.  Most of the clients we work with deal with some level of disconnect from their core muscles. Reconnecting the muscles of the core is one of the very first steps in retraining the muscles to stabilize and support the…
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Will Running Help Heal my Diastasis Recti?

As functional core and pelvic floor specialists, we get a lot of questions about what exercise is safe to do and what needs to be avoided when you are suffering from diastasis recti. Running questions are by far the most common questions we receive. Runners really don’t want to have to stop running. The reality…
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5 Most Common Questions About Diastasis Recti

The Tummy Team specializes in functional core rehabilitation, specifically treating the very common yet very under-diagnosed condition called Diastasis Recti. Since there is so much conflicting and confusing information out there about diastasis recti, we focus on not only treating the condition but being a resource to those who are seeking more information. Below are…
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4 Helpful Answers To Validate Your Pelvic Floor Symptoms

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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…
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The Most Ridiculous Pelvic Floor Advice I Got From A Doctor

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Have you noticed how quickly pelvic floor issues are dismissed by the medical community? The sole reason that The Tummy Team exists is that I (Kelly Dean, MPT, and founder) was completely dismissed by the medical community and I refused to give up my search for answers to why my body was falling apart. When…
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