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Belly Splint for Diastasis Recti

Belly Splint for Diastasis Recti

Let's paint a picture for a moment. You have had children; you have carried them for nine months, gone through labour, pushed them out and then breastfed them for countless months. You probably got to a point where you really noticed how much your body changed, and now are more determined than ever to change the situation you are left with.

I love statistics, so let's use them in our scenario. 33% of women will develop a diastasis recti, 66% of women with two children and almost 100% with three children or more. So that’s a lot of women with abdominal separation. This separation is noticeable through side effects:

  • Podgy tummy after baby
  • Sticky outie belly button
  • Frequent participation as a child dancing, swimming, golf, gymnastics or yoga
  • Twins or multiple births
  • Sometimes or frequently peeing pants
  • Carried very large during your pregnancy
  • Showed very early in your subsequent pregnancy
  • Lower back pain after or during exercise or lifting

 One of the main thing we google (gosh I love google) is where to get a belly splint for diastasis recti. It seems like many of the fitness professionals have worn one to ‘reduce’ their belly size. This may be true, but they may not have had the medical condition Diastasis Recti. A larger tummy after birth can be very different to the medical condition of diastasis recti- and often the modes of treatment get confused, and misused.

Belly splints used after birth compress the transverse and do not place the connective tissue in the proper position for healing. Normal belly splints compress the tummy. A belly splint for diastasis recti is much different, not only in the way it is made and worn but the fundamental assistance it gives to protect and position the connective tissue in the proper way, to aid healing of the connective tissue. It teaches the client to move in a safe way. Normal splints actually do the opposite- especially if your diastasis is more than four centimetres.

A belly splint for diastasis recti should have support to the lumbar spine, taking the pressure off the back, and allowing the core to be strengthened when moving or doing exercise, have three bands to move the connective tissue in place and be secure, but not provide pressure to the connective tissue.

The belly splint for diastasis recti which is part of the No Mummy Tummy programs are a registered product of the Tupler Technique and one of the only certified products to be used in the treatment of Diastasis Recti. The belly splint for diastasis recti is used to put the connective tissue in a better position to heal, taking the stretch off the overstretched connective tissue. This makes the ‘gap’ narrower and promotes closer and strengthening. The belly splint for diastasis recti also protects the connective tissue when moving or doing exercise.

Our No Mummy Tummy utilises the belly splint for diastasis recti in a four-part program to reduce the abdominal separation. Our nine-week programs (trainer or individually led) teach you how to properly move safely without stretching or damaging the connective tissue and exercising properly whilst always wearing the diastasis splint. The belly splint for diastasis recti is worn 24/7, except to bathe, to ensure the connective tissue is always kept in the proper position for quicker healing.

No Mummy Tummy programs can help to reduce or eliminate any chance of getting a Diastasis Recti. We have Diastasis Recti treatment programs suitable for pre and post-pregnant women.

You can start any No Mummy Tummy diastasis recti treatment program at any age, regardless of when you had your children.

If you have any questions on what Diastasis recti treatment No Mummy Tummy could provide to assist with the reduction of your diastasis recti, please contact us on 1300 217 372 or email hello@nomummytummy.com.au