How to Have a Strong Birth When You Are on Bed Rest

The Tummy Team has the opportunity to work with pregnant women around the world with our online Prenatal Core Training Program. Based on years of clinical experience at our Physical Therapy practice in Camas WA we have developed a very effective program so women can systematically prepare their core and pelvic floor for the demands of pregnancy, the coordination needed …

What is life changing to you?

Can you make a list of the things you have done that you would describe as “life-changing”? How many things could you honestly say were “life-changing”? “Life-Changing,” really?? Why do you settle for less than your best life? Why do you believe that having babies means your body might fall apart? Why do you ignore pain, overlook those “accidents’ and sit …

You are Never Too Old to Have a Strong Core!

Functional Core Strength is essential to a pain-free active life. Often our clients confuse fitness exercises with functional strength. It is not the same. The core is designed for posture, breathing, and stability for all movement. How you connect to the internal muscles of your torso in upright, daily movements can make all the difference in how you live your …

“The Best Money I Have Ever Spent”

As frugal women, we often are reluctant to spend money on our own self-care. We will pay for violin lessons or soccer teams for our kids and maybe occasionally splurge on a new outfit but when it comes to investing in our own health it is often last on the list. You are not the only one who feels this …

Fearless Living, Testimony 3

We have been heading into the new year embracing the theme of fearless living. We’ve encouraged our clients to consider what they would do if they weren’t fearless and what fearless things have they done that they can share with others to inspire them to live fearlessly. We’ve heard many amazing stories over the past couple weeks and we have …

Fearless: Kelly’s Story

I haven’t always been in this place. It’s taken me a long time to cultivate a fearless attitude towards life. It started when I was 38 years old. At the time, I was not at all sure what was happening with my body. I certainly felt weak and very frumpy. I seriously believed this is simply what happens after several …

A Story of Transformation | Gillian Sukachevin, MPT

  Our pelvic floor specialist and dear friend, Gillian Sukachevin shares her story of transformation from brokenness & pain to healing & hope… My name is Gillian Sukachevin. I am a physical therapist at The Tummy Team. I received intensive training from Kelly Dean, the founder of The Tummy Team, to be a core rehabilitation specialist. I also have a …

Healing an Umbilical Hernia

At the Tummy Team, we offer Prenatal Core Training to prepare the abdomen for carrying and delivering the baby – both which can cause or worsen diastasis and other problems. We encourage our clients to journal their story so they can see the changes. Below are the first 2 inspiring journal entries from an online client about healing her umbilical …

Healing Sciatica Pain From Pregnancy

  We believe women do not have to fall apart after birthing children! We offer a Core Foundations course that can help you in healing sciatica pain, diastasis recti, and other symptoms of core weakness. We have helped many moms and welcomed many babies into our little family. Below is the story of Katie (and baby Lydia too!) about how she …

Is Core Rehab Really Possible Online?

A question we asked for a long time was… can you really achieve core rehab through an online program? Rehab is personal and specific, and people have the best results when we can see them and treat them specifically. But the reality is there are a limited number of therapists who do what we do and yet so many women …

Prenatal Core Training Testimony

The Tummy Team can help with a variety of problems after they arise – diastasis recti, pelvic floor issues, chronic pain, abdominal hernias, intestinal issues and more (you can view a detailed list of symptoms related to core weakness here). But we also specialize in preparing for labor to keep these problems from happening, or at least minimize the possibility of existing …

Healing Diastasis After Uterine Rupture Part 1

Here at The Tummy Team, most of our clientele is made up of moms (though we see plenty of women in all stages of life…and yes, even men too).  So we are extremely familiar with pregnancy and delivery and the toll it can take on a woman’s body, especially at her core. Every aspect of carrying and delivery can impact your …

Healing Diastasis Recti Postpartum

The Tummy Team can help with a variety of issues from simple back pain to severe diastasis. We have helped women of all ages and even men too, but a large portion of our clients tend to be postpartum mothers. We have a soft spot for postpartum mothers because our program came from a personal desire to find healing for …

Small Habits, Big Difference

Small habits can make a big difference. So you think core rehabilitation at The Tummy Team is only for postpartum moms? Maybe you’d believe we can help a few men if they were older and had declining health. But what about even a healthy, lean 19-year old? Nick is a healthy, active man who spends most days sitting at his desk as …

Healing After Devastating Loss

We see clients in many stages of life, from grandmothers to mothers to be. Unfortunately for many, they have experienced the devastating loss of their baby from miscarriages or birth complications. This is an extremely painful and deeply emotional experience for women. They often disconnect, emotionally, from their tummies which has physical effects on the body. This is the healing …

Healing Diastasis and Bladder Prolapse

Healing diastasis recti & prolapse is absolutely possible! We believe women do not have to fall apart after birthing children! We offer a Prenatal Core Foundation Training and our programs heal diastasis and other related issues, as well as prepare the body for living life. We have helped many moms and welcomed many babies into our little family. Below is the …

Success Stories – Tummy Team Testimony

I was reading some Tummy Team success stories from clients over the past 2 months and wanted to share them with you. I know when I was looking for answers to my issues, it was other women’s testimonies that directed me to the help I needed. We hope these will encourage you as well and remember you are not alone …