Belly bands or abdominal binding are similar to abdominal rehab splinting which is an important component to diastasis recti treatment. An abdominal rehab splint is a medical-grade, non-constricting support that reinforces the functional use of the inner core muscle known as the transverse abdominis. When used properly, it helps:
- promote neurological reconnection to the atrophied muscle
- protect and support the spine and abdominal organs
- give temporary support to the core while it is rehabilitated
- bring together and stabilize the two sides of the abdominals to help heal diastasis recti
It is important to combine abdominal rehab splinting with a comprehensive rehab approach or the use of a splint can actually lead to disconnect and slow the healing process. The Tummy Team sells rehab splints and recommends them with all of our online rehab programs.