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Category: Diastasis Recti & Core Weakness

5 Signs Your Body Might Be Falling Apart

Have you ever felt like all of a sudden your body is falling apart?  Simple things you were capable of in the past are now quite challenging.  Or you have pain that seems to make no logical sense.  Possibly one of the most common sentiments we hear from our clients is “why is my body…
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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…
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Swimming and Diastasis Recti

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As a physical therapist that specializes in core rehabilitation, I get a lot of questions about swimming and diastasis recti. Many of our clients were told swimming is one of the many exercises that should be avoided. When I was struggling to heal my own diastasis, I also was told by many physicians that swimming…
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Is Surgery Really the Answer for Your Hernia?

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Hernia or Diastasis Recti? Could it be a misdiagnosis? There is a lot of confusing and contradictory information out there. It can be very frustrating when you are told that your flabby tummy is a hernia that must be surgically repaired in order to have any hope of getting your belly back. Hernias do happen, and umbilical…
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How to Train for the Pushing Phase of Labor

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The Tummy Team works closely with pregnant women to help physically and emotionally prepare the body for labor, delivery and birth recovery. You’ll often hear us tell clients, “Giving birth is like a marathon, with a dead sprint at the end.” (Tweet This!) Labor is the marathon. The sprint at the end is the pushing phase. It is…
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Here’s What You Need to Know About Hormones and Diastasis

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Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal wall due to overstretching and damage to the connective tissue that runs directly down the center of your abdominal wall (the linea alba).  There are many contributing factors involved in how this damage occurs, and how it can be prevented and repaired. We address this in detail…
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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…
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The Olympics, Diastasis and My Magazine Debut

Has anyone else been staying up way too late watching the Olympics this year? I love the dedication, personal stories, and simply watching people challenge their body and their mental focus to do incredible things. I am a bit obsessed with all of it. It started in 1984 when I remember seeing the Olympics for…
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6 Exercise Tips for Diastasis Recti

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bethany Learn  –  Fit2B™ Fitness Studio Bethany Learn is the founder of Fit2B Studio – on online platform for streaming hundreds of workouts at home. She has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science and throughout her career has taught countless workout classes: step aerobics, cycling, water aerobics, group weightlifting, senior fitness, pre/post-natal exercise,…
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3 Easy Ways to Improve Diastasis Recti While You Are Pregnant

  Diastasis recti – a separation of the abdominal wall at the linea alba – is very common during pregnancy for many reasons. At The Tummy Team, we’ve seen that it is most commonly caused by the pressure of the growing baby combined with an already weak core, poor alignment, and excessive pregnancy hormones. The…
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