Diastasis Rehab Splint® is a core element of the Tupler Technique® program. The Splint works by positioning both the connective tissue and the muscles by encouraging them to move closer together. By bringing the muscles closer together you are able to feel your muscles working better making the exercises more effective as they move in a backward motion instead of sideways.
Wearing a Diastasis Rehab Splint® is just ONE of the 4 steps of the Tupler Technique® Program. You must do the other 3 steps to close your diastasis. If you are just wearing the splint and not doing the exercises you will not close your diastasis.
The splint must be worn at all times, even when you sleep. If you break your leg you wear the cast all the time to continuously keep the two separated ends of the bone together so they can heal. It is the same with connective tissue. You must continuously keep it in the same narrow position so it heals. You need to wear the splint until the connective tissue is shallow.
The pad on the splint is made of neoprene. The arms of the splint are made of elastic. Elastic does contain latex. It is recommended to wear the splint over a fitted undergarment or shapewear.
Extenders are purchased in conjunction with the Diastasis Rehab Splint® to make the 'arms' longer. There are 3 extenders in each package for each arm.
The Extenders can be used during pregnancy when your back size stays the same but the arms of the splint need to grow to accommodate for your growing belly.
It will add from 20 to 30cm onto the arms.
You may also require if your back measures a smaller size then your belly - you will need to use the extenders until your belly gets smaller.