Lose Your Mummy Tummy® DVD:
This DVD is based on research from Columbia University Department of Physical Therapy (March, 2001) that the Tupler Technqiue abdominal exercises make the diastasis (separation of the outermost abdominal muscle) smaller. Since this outermost abdominal muscle is the support system for the back and the organs in front a smaller diastasis means less back problems and getting rid of the “mummy tummy.”
This 2 hour dvd consists of:
-Anatomy of the abdominal muscles
-Causes of a diastasis
-How to check yourself for a diastasis
-Splinting your diastasis (see: TuplerWear Splint)
-Tupler Technique exercises
-30 minute exercise routine incorporating the Tupler Technique
Tupler Technique Guidebook:
A great companion with the Diastasis Rehab Splint® and Lose Your Mummy Tummy DVD. It is a purse-sized guide to carry with you as you complete your exercises throughout the day. The guidebook gives you reminders and allows you to check off your exercises after you complete a sequence. Does not come with pen.
A great value for the mom on the run!
Diastasis Rehab Splint®
The splint is for all moms to wear after pregnancy …..no matter when they had their baby. The purpose of the splint is to help pull together the two halves of the outermost abdominal muscle (recti) which may have separated during pregnancy. When the muscles separate the connective tissue that joins them stretches sideways. The larger the separation the thinner this piece of connective tissue becomes. The recti muscle is the support system for your back and a support system for your organs. This separation weakens the support system for the back causing back problems and also weakens the support system for the organs causing the “mummy tummy.” The mummy tummy is actually your protruding organs that are not being effectively supported by this thin piece of connective tissue. That is why it is important to close this separation so the organs are being supported by your muscles and so you get a flat belly!
This separation does not automatically go back together after you give birth. That is why women show faster during their second pregnancy! To close this separation, it is also important to wear the splint all the time under your clothing and especially when wearing a front-loading baby carrier.
Wearing this splint makes the Tupler Technique® abdominal exercises more effective because it makes the starting position of the muscles closer together.
Hand wash and air dry.
Please measure your waist before ordering the Diastasis Rehab Splint® as it is NOT RETURNABLE.
GET THE RIGHT SIZE
Measure the circumference of your body over your belly button. Do this measurement in the evening when you belly is the largest. Your muscles should be relaxed when you measure.
If you are ONE INCH from the smaller size and you are trying to decide if you should go with the smaller size measure your back size. This measurement is across your back from one underarm to the other underarm. It is important that the pad not be too big for you. It should not rest on the front of your belly. So if your circumference is 28" and your back measures 10-12 " then you should go with the extra small (we currently do not sell this size). If your circumference measures 35" and your back measures 13-16" then go with a small. If your circumference is 39" and your back measures 17-19" then go with a medium. If your circumference is 43" and your back size is 19-22 " then go with a large. In other words if you have a narrow back.....go with the smaller size.
If you get the splint and it is too small, you can sew a piece of hook Velcro at the end of each arm to make it longer. It will probably fit you in a couple of weeks of wearing it and doing the exercises. If it is too large you can make a hem in the length of of each arm.
During pregnancy, you may want to get a larger splint, hem the arms and let it out as your belly gets larger.
If you do not have a measuring tape, measure with a piece of string and then measure the string with a ruler.
Determining the Right Diastasis Rehab™ Splint Size