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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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Swimming and Diastasis Recti

diastasis recti swimming

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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6 Fitness Guidelines for Everyone

At The Tummy Team, we strive to help educate and motivate people to be strong for life. We are functional core rehabilitation specialists.  Our approach is to reconnect clients to their internal corset muscles and then train them to integrate that functional strength into everything they do in their life. While fitness can be an important piece to a strong and healthy lifestyle, certain fitness choices can also contribute to muscle imbalance, injury and reinforcing…
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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 the first time. The obsession grew when I started swimming competitively as a kid. Some of you know that I…
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3 Ways to Test Your Functional Core Strength

  There is a lot of hype out there about core strength. But core strength is not simply how long you can hold a plank or how many sit-ups you can do in a minute. Those activities do not translate into real life functional strength. We were made for living life, not exercise. The Tummy Team focuses on functional core strength; not how your body looks but how it feels and how it functions. To have functional…
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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, and dance aerobics as well as Pilates and Yoga. She is also well educated in diastasis recti and incorporates her knowledge…
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