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4 Helpful Answers To Validate Your Pelvic Floor Symptoms

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Pelvic floor symptoms historically are neglected by the medical community. Dismissing valid symptoms and offering ridiculous remedies cause women to power through what they are feeling and ultimately causes more damage. The Tummy Team was actually created to help validate, educate and offer clinically proven solutions for common core and pelvic floor symptoms. Sadly, we have personally experienced this medical neglect and have heard horror stories from clients over the years of working with women…
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The Most Ridiculous Pelvic Floor Advice I Got From A Doctor

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Have you noticed how quickly pelvic floor issues are dismissed by the medical community? The sole reason that The Tummy Team exists is that I (Kelly Dean, MPT, and founder) was completely dismissed by the medical community and I refused to give up my search for answers to why my body was falling apart. When the doctor or physical therapist dismisses or minimizes your valid symptoms, you start to dismiss them too. You are either…
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4 Weird Questions Moms Ask About Their Body

  Mothers are working all the time. Whether you are a working mom or stay at home mom, you are always working, and it often involves a lot of compromised postures. These compromised postures and body mechanics usually lead to pain and dysfunction. Because mothers are excellent at powering through pain, oftentimes many years go by before they stop and think, “what happened?” What many don’t realize is that it’s all related to functional core…
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5 Signs Your Body Might Be Falling Apart

Have you ever felt like all of a sudden your body is falling apart?  Simple things you were capable of in the past are now quite challenging.  Or you have pain that seems to make no logical sense.  Possibly one of the most common sentiments we hear from our clients is “why is my body falling apart?”  Or, “I am too young to be feeling so old and broken.” Here are 5 signs that your…
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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 about how our body was created and the potential for our body to heal and be strong.  We conscientiously choose…
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How to Train for the Pushing Phase of Labor

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The Tummy Team works closely with pregnant women to help physically and emotionally prepare the body for labor, delivery and birth recovery. You’ll often hear us tell clients, “Giving birth is like a marathon, with a dead sprint at the end.” (Tweet This!) Labor is the marathon. The sprint at the end is the pushing phase. It is the most difficult and most intense part of birth. Everything builds up to that moment when the baby has made…
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10 Questions to Ask a Pelvic Floor Specialist

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Finding the Right Pelvic Floor Specialist The Tummy Team specializes in functional core strength and functional pelvic floor strength. This is more than just learning how to do a few Kegel exercises. We teach you how to have comprehensive, reliable support and mobility of the muscles that support your bladder, vaginal canal, and lower intestinal tract. Functional pelvic floor strength includes pelvic stability to eliminate sacroiliac joint pain and pubic bone pain, as well as…
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Myths About Sex – From a Pelvic Floor Specialist

As a physical therapist specializing in the pelvic floor, I have become more aware of the considerable number of people dealing with sexual pain in our society. And not just physical, but emotional and spiritual pain. I want to take the time to address these myths and hopefully encourage you to seek out whatever healing and restoration you need. Myth #1: It is normal for sex to hurt sometimes Sadly, many women have come to…
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3 Guidelines for Splinting with Prolapse

  Pelvic organ prolapse is when one of your pelvic organs drops and pushes against the walls of your vagina. If you have this condition, it may feel like pressure against your vaginal canal, a bulging, or as if something is ‘falling out.’ Prolapse can occur when the muscles of your pelvic floor have experienced trauma or are too weak to support your organs. The Tummy Team has been working with women to restore their…
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5 Questions to Evaluate Pelvic Floor Strength

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Women in our culture suffer from a variety of issues related to the pelvic floor that either get ignored or ineffectively addressed by the medical community. As we say a lot at The Tummy Team: “Common and normal are not the same things.” Just because the symptoms women deal with are becoming very common, does not mean that they are normal and do not require special attention. Use these 5 questions as a personal assessment to…
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