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The Unexpected Truth about Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti is a medical condition where the abdominal wall separates due to stretching of the connective tissue of the linea alba. This is an incredibly common (but not normal) condition that is a symptom of a much bigger issue, functional core weakness. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about diastasis, the cause, the…
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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…
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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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