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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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Learn How to Improve Optimal Fetal Alignment

optimal fetal alignment

The Tummy Team specializes in functional core strength – training your internal corset muscle (the transverse abdominis) to be able to hold your body upright, while aligned and stable for real-life functional activities like sitting, standing, lifting and, in this case, supporting the uterus in pregnancy and labor and delivery. As Physical Therapists, we have the benefit of seeing clients during their entire pregnancy to help them prepare for pregnancy, labor, delivery and birth recovery….
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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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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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5 Things Your Doctor May Not Know About Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti is a common, yet rarely diagnosed, condition that can contribute to multiple medical conditions. In short, diastasis recti is a separation of the abdominal wall at the linea alba – the connective tissue that runs down the center of your abdomen, connecting all your core muscles. If you would like to learn more about this condition, click here. This condition is widely under-diagnosed; as a result, you may not get the information you…
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Healing Diastasis After Uterine Rupture Part 2

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…
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The Splint is Temporary, Your Transverse is Forever!

  At The Tummy Team, we get so many questions about abdominal splinting. We offer a lot of information on our website about the benefits of splinting, types of abdominal splints, why we splint and more. Yet, there is still a lot of misinformation out there. Even for clients within our programs, the concept of splinting is often incorrect. In addition, just like every area of our practice, we are constantly learning more and more…
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