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Category: Core Rehab

5 Most Common Questions About Diastasis Recti

The Tummy Team specializes in functional core rehabilitation and specifically treating the very common yet sadly 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 the 5 most common questions we get about diastasis recti and the answers. _______________________________________________________ What is diastasis recti? Diastasis…
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Long, Lean and Lifted

There is an amazing amount of balance and intricate coordination required for movements in daily life, from the most simple to the most complex. Yet we rarely stop to think about what is holding us together. It is not simply a skeleton. There is a complex system of muscles that hold you up and allow you to move. These muscles, like every system of our extremely efficient bodies, function on a ‘use it or lose it‘…
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45 Ways The Tummy Team Changed My Life

This month, I turned 45. I have lived 45 years of life. Some of those years were great, some were hard. But all of them put together is what got me where I am today. My journey to healing and restoration – both physically and emotionally – is completely woven together with my journey to start The Tummy Team. When I first learned of my diagnosis of diastasis recti and the bleak options for fixing…
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The “Done!” List

It starts right after Thanksgiving – things to do, presents to buy, cards to be addressed, groceries, festive décor, parties, events…and that’s even not including the activities the kids are involved in. Towards the end of the year, there is a tendency to think about the things we didn’t do. Hopefully, we will complete those goals. Next year. Maybe. And so we make lists. Wishlists for Christmas, to-do lists for events, and after that, a…
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A New Standard for Postpartum Care

In the medical world, there are “standard of care” guidelines for specific scenarios based on what some group of medical professionals had deemed best. It refers to the expected treatment approach for any given diagnosis or patient type. For example, at a 4-month prenatal appointment, the standard of care would likely include urine analysis, weight check, blood pressure check, fundus height measurement, and listening to the baby’s heartbeat. There are some things some practitioners will…
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Changes for Life

Everyone wants immediate changes. In the world of instant downloads, instant streaming, instant everything…We never seem to heal fast enough for our standards. But if you think about it, what you really want more than immediate results is lasting results. Think about the times when we or someone we know dropped a lot of weight on a drastic diet, only to then be devastated to gain all the weight back. Small consistent changes that build into…
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Gillian – A Story of Transformation

  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 special interest in the pelvic floor and was trained by Tami Kent, the founder of Holistic Pelvic Care. Both women are pioneers in their fields of women’s health physical therapy. I’ve been a physical therapist for about…
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No Finish Line

  Many of the clients we see at The Tummy Team are desperate for help. They have lived with their physical pain and their emotional scarring for a long time. Perhaps they stumbled upon us right after their problems arose; but for many of our clients, this is their last hope after many failures to fix what they have been dealing with. (To see what kinds of problems our core rehab can solve, click here). Once…
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Diastasis Recti in Men

Move over ladies! The Tummy Team is for men too!  Diastasis recti in men is more common than we think. Read the testimony of a 71 year old man who healed his diastasis and relieved his pain through our program. David started with a 6 finger wide diastasis and a 38″ belly when we started with him. During the course of only 4 sessions, he completely closed his diastasis, relieved his back pain, and measured only 34″ at…
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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 swim, run, etc. Numbers don’t tell us everything. In fact, those numbers can actually become a distraction….
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