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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…
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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…
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3 Common Symptoms You Did Not Know Were Related to Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti is a separation of the abdominal wall where the connective tissue that runs directly down the center of your tummy – the linea alba – is stretched and weak. While diastasis recti is a diagnosis, it is also a symptom of something larger. When you have a weak internal corset muscle (known as…
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Fearless Living Testimony 2

During the month of January, we’ve encouraged our clients to embrace this fearless attitude towards life. We asked clients to share stories of how they are living fearlessly and we have been inspired by their responses. Below is Erin’s fearless testimony. The Journey “Late in the summer of 2013, life was hectic but good. I…
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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…
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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…
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A Story of Transformation | Gillian Sukachevin, MPT

  Our pelvic floor specialist and dear friend, Gillian Sukachevin shares her story of transformation from brokenness & pain to healing & hope… My name is Gillian Sukachevin. I am a physical therapist at The Tummy Team. I received intensive training from Kelly Dean, the founder of The Tummy Team, to be a core rehabilitation…
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Healing Sciatica Pain From Pregnancy

  We believe women do not have to fall apart after birthing children! We offer a Core Foundations course that can help you in healing sciatica pain, diastasis recti, and other symptoms of core weakness. We have helped many moms and welcomed many babies into our little family. Below is the story of Katie (and baby…
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Stronger Core, Stronger Life

What it Means to Have a Strong Core After years in physical therapy, I am still surprised how often people do not make fixing their ‘tummy’ a priority. When you really consider the core and its function, it is shocking that the pursuit of a stronger core is seen as vanity. Perhaps it is because…
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Intimacy and Diastasis Recti

Let’s be clear, I am not a specialist in the area of intimacy. Nor do I feel like I am a pelvic floor specialist (although it is very intimately connected to the core so I have learned quite a bit through the years of specializing in core rehabilitation). The bottom line is…sex is important! Intimacy…
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