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Category: Diastasis Recti

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 body throughout the day. Unfortunately, as simple and effective as adding abdominal massage to your daily routine can be, it…
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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 is that most forms of fitness can be Tummy Safe (exercise that promotes strong core and pelvic floor) with the…
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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 the 5 most common questions we get about diastasis recti and the answers. _______________________________________________________ What is diastasis recti? Diastasis Recti…
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6 Questions on Diastasis Recti and Fitness

  When we feel weak and disconnected from our core we typically turn to a new fitness routine. But what we might really need is functional core rehab. Diastasis recti (a separated abdominal wall) is so under-diagnosed that most people are unaware that they might be suffering from a condition that needs rehab – not just more sit-ups.  It is so important to understand the connection between diastasis recti and fitness choices before you make…
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10 Body Fails Connected to the Core

  At The Tummy Team, we focus on helping clients rebuild internal core strength and then help them implement that foundational strength into all of their daily postures and activities.  This is what we refer to as Functional Core Rehabilitation.  Every body has an optimal level of functioning.  The balance between our muscles and the postures we move in dramatically impact this function. Often when the body seems to been failing you, it is only…
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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 falling apart?”  Or, “I am too young to be feeling so old and broken.” Here are 5 signs that your…
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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 about how our body was created and the potential for our body to heal and be strong.  We conscientiously choose…
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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 would make diastasis recti worse. I swam competitively for years and to be told I couldn’t, was a little heartbreaking. As a PT…
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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 hernias can be especially common in pregnant women. But is it possible what your doctor is diagnosing as a hernia…
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10 Questions to Ask a Core Rehab Specialist

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  How to Find a Core Rehab Specialist: 10 Questions to Ask The Tummy Team specializes in functional core rehabilitation – specifically the treatment of diastasis recti and related symptoms of low back pain, pelvic instability, pelvic floor weakness, sciatica, intestinal issues and more. Our approach is based on neurologically retraining the body in functional activities and balancing out in muscle imbalances to allow the bodies natural healing processes to be effective. Though our approach…
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