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Healing Diastasis Recti Is About More Than a 10-Minute Exercise

    There was recently an article published by NPR about a “simple” exercise that could help moms flatten their postpartum tummy which received a ton of publicity.  The Tummy Team was bombarded with questions about this article.  For the most part, we remained silent. Our goal has always been to encourage and educate people…
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Is Surgery Really the Answer for Your Hernia?

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Hernia or Diastasis Recti? Could it be a misdiagnosis? There is a lot of confusing and contradictory information out there. It can be very frustrating when you are told that your flabby tummy is a hernia that must be surgically repaired in order to have any hope of getting your belly back. Hernias do happen, and umbilical…
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10 Questions to Ask a Core Rehab Specialist

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  How to Find a Core Rehab Specialist: 10 Questions to Ask The Tummy Team specializes in functional core rehabilitation – specifically the treatment of diastasis recti and related symptoms of low back pain, pelvic instability, pelvic floor weakness, sciatica, intestinal issues and more. Our approach is based on neurologically retraining the body in functional…
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4 Misconceptions about Abdominal Splinting

Historically many cultures around the world have used belly binding or abdominal splinting as a common postpartum practice. There are considerable benefits to abdominal splinting (even beyond postpartum needs), yet many tend to discourage the practice based on misconceptions. So what is it, exactly? An abdominal splint is a medical-grade, non-constricting support that reinforces the…
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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…
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The Water Challenge – A PT’s Perspective

  We are ready to accept challenges for better health habits, but are we really ready for better health? I’ve been invited to participate in all sorts of health challenges. Most of them start with a good health habit and then get gradually more challenging. The most recent challenge I was invited to join was known as…
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Walking on Water – Living With Pelvic Floor Issues

  One of my dear friends recently sent a meme to me that said, “A perfect metaphor of my life is ‘someone trying to stand on a hammock.’” Of course, being a physical therapist, the first thing I thought about was my pelvic floor. Do you relate to that? Do you feel as if your pelvic floor has…
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No Finish Line

  Many of the clients we see at The Tummy Team are desperate for help. They have lived with their physical pain and their emotional scarring for a long time. Perhaps they stumbled upon us right after their problems arose; but for many of our clients, this is their last hope after many failures to fix…
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