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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 core? Well, it is not what you might think. The first thing to understand is…What is your core?  It sounds…
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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 body throughout the day. Unfortunately, as simple and effective as adding abdominal massage to your daily routine can be, it…
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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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4 Helpful Answers To Validate Your Pelvic Floor Symptoms

pelvic floor symptoms, the tummy team

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 have personally experienced this medical neglect and have heard horror stories from clients over the years of working with women…
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4 Body Aches that are Signs of Core Weakness

4 body aches that are signs of core weakness, the tummy team

There are a lot of movements we do every day around the house that can put us in compromising postures leading to pain, dysfunction, fatigue and even injury. Most of the time we simply push through the pain. Sometimes, well-meaning clients think the solution is an intense “boot camp” style workout regimen. Unfortunately, neither of those solutions address the real issue: functional core weakness. Functional Core Weakness is defined as the inability of the muscles…
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4 Weird Questions Moms Ask About Their Body

  Mothers are working all the time. Whether you are a working mom or stay at home mom, you are always working, and it often involves a lot of compromised postures. These compromised postures and body mechanics usually lead to pain and dysfunction. Because mothers are excellent at powering through pain, oftentimes many years go by before they stop and think, “what happened?” What many don’t realize is that it’s all related to functional core…
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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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Addressing Patient Rights and Expectations in the Wake of Nassar

It takes a lot of courage to come forward when injustice and abuse has taken place. For many who have experienced trauma, recent news about the Nassar case has not been an easy topic to read or follow. I appreciate this season of women rising to bring awareness to sexual abuse and violations of trust in the medical field but with that also came fear and anxiety about how to protect ourselves and our daughters….
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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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