The clients we see at The Tummy Team come to us for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is as simple as the desire for less back pain or pelvic floor issues, while for others it is to heal a severe diastasis – a separation of the abdominal muscles. For one mom, it was a little of everything. Below is a written testimony of her healing after completing our Core Foundations online program.
If you have not yet read her story before she began our program, click here.
“I have now completed the Core Foundations Online Program and as promised, here is an update:
Overall, I have been amazed by this program. My attitude when I started was cynical but hopeful: I had read many positive stories but I didn’t think that The Tummy Team could help ME. It would be fair to say that the last eight weeks have been challenging and at times overwhelming but this is far outweighed by the sheer amount I have learned about the core, the support I have received from The Tummy Team, and the emotional re-connection I have felt with the middle of my body.
Around week 3 of the program, I realized that the constant tension I had felt in my lower and upper back was completely gone. Many people have commented that I look really well but can’t pinpoint why and I think that maybe my posture has changed as a result of working on some chronic posture issues. Also (and this may seem like a weird thing to say to anyone who hasn’t experienced birth trauma or an issue with their core) I feel connected to the rest of my body. I have accepted what my body has been through and am working with it rather than against it.
This leads me to perhaps the most exciting result of all…..
My diastasis is healing! Properly and awesomely healing. (To learn how to check yourself and measure your diastasis, watch this video).
I started the programme at 5/6 [finger width] at the top and am now a 2/3… a 6/7 in the middle and am now a 2/3… and a 3 at the bottom which has now COMPLETELY HEALED! Such a huge amount of change in such a short amount of time. And as a little extra bonus have also lost 2 inches around the middle. Yipppeeee!
I have also come to realize that completing the programme is just the beginning of my journey. I am still wearing a splint, I have a Skype session to book and am now signing up [for] Fit2B. I have a long way to go to complete healing but I now KNOW that I can fully heal. To read more of my story and for information on birth, breastfeeding and family life, read my blog.”
Many people approach us with skepticism. That’s okay. We understand the hesitance to want to jump in. After all, I am sure you’ve already tried “everything.” We have many more testimonies on this blog if you need inspiration. And if you’d like to do more research, visit us at TheTummyTeam.