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Category: Motherhood

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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The Invisible Workout Moms Do Everyday

Have you ever considered the physical demands of motherhood? We focus so much on that workout we can squeeze into nap time or after work, yet we often underestimate the invisible workout we are doing all day, every day.  The Tummy Team focuses on supporting and strengthening women for all the different seasons or motherhood.  Let’s examine the seasons of motherhood and embrace the way our body is working for us. The Season of Preparation | Pregnancy…
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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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Have You Settled for Less Than the BEST LIFE?

“Common is not the same as normal.” We say this every day at The Tummy Team. Sadly, so many of the clients we work with have settled for less than their best life because they have accepted their symptoms as normal consequences of having children or getting older. In many cases, clients have already attempted all the typical things: weight loss, couch to 5K, extreme fitness programs, dramatic diet changes, traditional physical therapy, chiropractic care,…
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5 Ways to Embrace the New You

the tummy team, new year, embrace the new you

  Motherhood leaves a mark…and it is beautiful!  From Pregnancy to childbirth, caring for newborns to wrangling toddlers, carting around school-age kids to guiding teenagers… Motherhood is hard work.  No matter who we were before we became a mother, once we become a mother we are forever changed.  We think differently.  We feel differently.  We look differently.   And the demands on our lives are different too. The Tummy Team is on a mission to help…
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How to Set Up Your Nursing Throne

Congratulations on your baby! This is going to be a time of wonder, a time of joy…and a time spent mostly sitting down. That’s right. Mothers of newborns can spend up to 11-14 hours a day in the nursing position! During our core rehab programs at The Tummy Team, we will focus on all the aspects of your life. What you do throughout the day and how you do it matters tremendously. Because we work with so many new moms, it…
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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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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 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 pregnancy hormone known as relaxin is what causes ligaments and connective tissue to relax and stretch, increasing the vulnerability of…
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