The Tummy Team International Online Physical Therapy Clinic
Our unique clinical approach to functional core (and pelvic floor) rehab based on over 20 years of clinic application focused on neuromuscular rehabilitation and functional integration of true core strength. We focus on education and partnering with you in a comprehensive and very effective online video and virtual appointment setting. Our Online Clinic allows us to work with clients worldwide to provide highly specialized physical therapy to everyone at reasonable prices. The Tummy Team offers 3 options for Online Physical Therapy:
Comprehensive Online Courses:
We offer 10 different comprehensive online courses that provide weekly engaging video content, helpful handouts and specific step by step guidance through your functional core or functional pelvic floor rehab journey. These programs follow the same week by week approach we have used for years with clients in our physical therapy clinic. Check out all of our online programs here.
Online Physical Therapy Appointments:
Our founder and physical therapist, Kelly Dean offers 1:1 online physical therapy appointments over our video chat platform to provide you with the specialist you need right in your own home. Kelly has the experience, the compassion and the creativity to help you meet your personal goals. Learn more about Online PT Appointments with Kelly here.
Combination of Online Course and Online Clinic Appointments:
Clients can get the benefits of the comprehensive video content of our online course combined with the personal instruction and support of our specialist Kelly Dean. Clients can supplement their online program with 1 or multiple Online Clinic Appointments based on their preference and personal goals.
FAQ about How Online PT Works
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How Online Tummy Team Programs Work
We have a thriving community of online clients from all over the world in our private member’s forum. You can use this to ask our therapists questions, get encouragement, or receive additional instruction. You are not on your own during this journey! And we don’t revoke access to the forum when your program ends – you can continue to ask questions as you continue your core strong journey.
We also offer eSessions (virtual appointments) if you need more 1-on-1 instruction.
We recognize that it can be hard to understand exactly how this online rehab thing works. Rest assured, our programs are based on research and functional anatomy. Each of our online programs is a direct reflection of our clinical practice of over 2 decades. Because we spend so much time on education in how the body was designed to function, it is easy to translate this into a guided online program. Each week you have educational videos, instructional videos, exercise cards, charts, assessments, and a rehab plan. You’ll watch the videos, print your handouts, and then apply what you’ve learned throughout the week. Specifically, each week you can expect:
- a description of the focus of that week
- a series of videos (some educational, some instructional)
- detailed instructions on what to expect that week
- answers to frequently asked questions
- downloadable charts and assessments
- downloadable pictures of the exercises or stretches for that week
- and access to an online member forum to ask questions and get additional support
We also have extensive information on what to expect for each specific program including outlines for each course and sample videos on our Online Physical Therapy Program page. Simply click the learn more tab on the course you are interested to get more details.
The Tummy Team programs were developed by physical therapist Kelly Dean, who personally healed her core with this approach. It is based on the neuromuscular retraining of the core. The biggest difference we hear from clients is that this program is simple to apply because the “exercises” are made for real life. Rather than a regimented set of exercises and protocols, our programs support the optimal function of the whole body and were designed for use in real life scenarios like picking up kids, sitting at a desk, mowing the lawn, etc. Learn more about our approach here.
Splinting is a valuable part of the rehab process, but it is not the whole program. It is possible to rehabilitate your core without a splint; however, we have seen many benefits of splinting alongside our rehab program. It can speed up the healing of diastasis recti, it provides sensory feedback to help you understand what your core muscles should feel like, it increases blood flow to the damaged tissue, and ultimately reinforces what we teach in our core rehabilitation program. See more FAQs about splinting here.
Yes! When you purchase your course (or courses), it is placed in your account under “My Courses” and will remain there until you are ready to begin. You will then click the “ENROLL NOW” button which will officially begin your access time.
If you bought 2 courses and one of them does not show up, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The videos are intended to be watched at the start of the week and then the content is applied and implemented into your everyday routine. Once you watch the videos, you don’t typically need to rewatch them to do the work. The first week in most of the courses has about 1.5-2 hours of videos to watch, each following week has 45-60 min of videos. The daily implementation takes 3-5 mins 3-4 times during the day.
The Tummy Team approach is all about functional integration which means we give you practical strategies to build it into your daily life until it becomes a habit. Rather than needing to set aside time to “exercise” daily, we will provide easy, creative ways to work your rehab into your daily movements. It is more about intentionality than about intensity and exercise.
Each new week you will receive access to another training module and downloads. Because this is rehab and not fitness, it typically takes a week to integrate the content from each focus and build enough strength and awareness for your body to be able to progress to the next level.
As you move through the modules, you can always review past weeks of content as needed. As with any physical therapy, the program is most effective when you consistently build week by week. At the end of the course, there are 2 additional weeks of full access built into your program to make up for any delays (such as illnesses or conflicts) that may have happened. In addition to the online videos, we have a private client-only Facebook Forum where you can ask questions, share strategies, and get support from our therapists, staff, and thousands of other clients.