Yearly Archives: 2012

How I Invented the Diastasis Rehab Splint®

People ask me all the time. How did you discover diastasis recti and the Diastasis Rehab Splint®  So here is my story! I started working with pregnant women by accident in 1989. I was a certified fitness instructor at a … Continue reading

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When Is My Diastasis Really Closed?

Your diastasis will be closed when you heal your connective tissue. As the connective tissue becomes shallower the muscles will come together.  Shallow connective tissue is strong connective tissue. The two outermost muscles are joined together by a piece of … Continue reading

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Why Can’t I Do Any Other Exercise Program the First Six Weeks of the Tupler Technique® Program?

As hard as this may be to do, stopping your exercise program and sporting activities for six weeks is crucial in helping the the healing process happen faster. If you broke an arm or a leg you would have no … Continue reading

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Post Tummy Tuck… Would the Tupler Technique® exercises be appropriate?

The ideal scenario would be to do the Tupler Technique® before having surgery! Strengthening your transverse muscle and learning how to use this muscle correctly in the recovery process will prevent intra-abdominal force on the sutures. This force can weaken … Continue reading

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What Is The Difference Between the Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® and the Diastasis Rehab Say Goodbye to your Gut, Guys® DVD?

Many couples are discovering that they BOTH have a diastasis recti and want to do the Tupler Technique® Program together.   They want to know if it is necessary to buy two DVDs. There are three parts to both these … Continue reading

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How Long Do I Need to Wear My Diastasis Rehab Splint®?

This is a common question that I get asked all the time! The answer is  “as long as it takes to close your diastasis.”  How long it takes to close  your diastasis depends on your commitment to the program ( … Continue reading

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Sex and the Separation

I tell my clients that your transverse muscle should be your best friend.  This is because you use the transverse muscle with every breath you take and every move you make! So you must think about using your transverse with … Continue reading

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Have I Undone All My Hard Work?

My clients ask me ALL the time if activities doing certain activities will undo all their hard work. The answer depends on  two things. One,  the strength of their connective tissue and two, what activity they have done. If you … Continue reading

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Umbilical Hernia……A Side Effect of Diastasis Recti

If you have an umbilical hernia, more than likely you have a diastasis recti (separation of the outermost abdominal muscles). If you have surgery for the umbilical hernia, but don’t close the diastasis recti, there is a good chance your … Continue reading

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Belly Binders…To Bind or Not to Bind

The function of most “belly binders” is to make the belly smaller with compression. That is, bringing the belly back to the spine.  That is the role of your inner most abdominal muscle…..the transverse abdominal muscle.  Most people have never … Continue reading

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Pushing in Labor with an Epidural

For over 20 years I worked with pregnant women preparing them for the  marathon of labor.  Pushing in labor is hard work.  That is why I finally made the DVD called Tupler Technique®Perfect Pushing®! Not only is it hard work, … Continue reading

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Wearing a Diastasis Rehab Splint® During Pregnancy

  Many people ask me about wearing the Diastasis Rehab Splint® during pregnancy.  This is perfectly fine if a pregnant woman is comfortable wearing it!  If she is not comfortable wearing it, then she can just hold a splint (scarf … Continue reading

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Will a C-Section Scar Effect the Closing of My Diastasis Recti?

Yes it will! It will make it harder to close the diastasis completely on the bottom. You will still get some closure there.  When you mobilize the scar you will get more closure. The scar will not effect the ability … Continue reading

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Will the Tupler Technique® help with back pain?

Back pain is a side effect of a diastasis recti. The outermost abdominal muscles (rectus abominis) is the support system for the back. When the muscles separate and the connective tissue stretches sideways, it is now the connective tissue supporting … Continue reading

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Will Wearing the Diastasis Rehab Splint® Weaken My Muscles?

This is a question that I am asked frequently.  It is a good question because some abdominal binders do weaken your muscles. The Diastasis Rehab Splint® will not weaken your muscles. The purpose of this splint is to approximate or … Continue reading

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