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Is there Hope for my Diastasis Recti?

YES!! Diastasis recti is treatable! Initial awareness of diastasis recti leaves most of us feeling a bit overwhelmed and hopeless. But we are here to tell you that there is HOPE for your diastasis! Diastasis recti is very treatable. The Tummy Team has specialized in the nonsurgical treatment of diastasis recti since 2009. There is…
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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…
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Learn How to Improve Optimal Fetal Alignment

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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…
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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…
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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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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…
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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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Gillian – A Story of Transformation

  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 specialist. I also have a special interest in the pelvic floor and was trained by Tami Kent, the founder of Holistic Pelvic…
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Is Core Rehab Really Possible Online?

The question we asked for a long time: can you *really* achieve core rehab through an online program? Rehab is personal and specific, and people have the best results when we can see them and treat them specifically.  But the reality is there are a limited number of therapists who do what we do and…
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