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Explore the benefits, drawbacks, and proper use of belly binders after childbirth or surgery.

Are you considering using a belly binder but unsure if it can help with healing diastasis recti? In this updated article, originally published in 2012, we'll delve into the benefits and potential drawbacks of belly binding, as well as the correct way to use it.

Common Reasons for Using Belly Binders:

Surgery, childbirth, or a C-section are the usual reasons for using a belly binder. It's important to wait until your C-section scar has healed, typically 5-6 weeks, before wearing a splint. Compression is a common technique used to speed healing, often after surgery or injury. It offers support and increases blood flow, reducing swelling and promoting the healing process.

Understanding Belly Binding:

Belly binders help make the belly smaller through compression, bringing the belly back towards the spine. This function is usually performed by the transverse abdominal muscle. However, relying on a belly binder could lead to weakened abdominal muscles.

Diastasis Recti Explained:

DOWNLOAD DIASTSIS RECTI EXERCISE TIPS

Diastasis recti, the separation of the outermost abdominal muscles, may cause a persistent belly. Weak connective tissue supports the organs instead of the muscles, making it difficult to achieve desired results through diet or exercise.

Video

WHAT CAUSES A DIASTASIS RECTI?

Everybody is born with their abdominal muscles separated. Normally at three years of age after the nervous system has developed the muscles come together naturally. Because of the weakness in the linea alba at the belly button, continuous intra-abdominal pressure on this weak spot can separate the muscles again. Force on the abdominal muscles that stretch the connective tissue either in a forward or sideways direction will separate the muscles also resulting in a weak core.

 If you have an Unbilical Hernia you must read this article.

How to Use Belly Binders Correctly:

It is important to use belly binders correctly to ensure that they provide the desired benefits. The goal of the research-based 4-step Tupler Technique® program is to close the diastasis by healing the connective tissue. One of the 4 steps is wearing the Diastasis Rehab Splint®. The purpose of this splint is to approximate (bring closer together) the separated muscles. By doing this, it puts the connective tissue in a better “position” to heal (takes the stretch off it) and puts the separated muscles in a better “position” (closer together) to do the exercises more effectively. So the purpose of this splint is NOT compression; it is approximation, which is a totally different function.

Just to remind you again, it is important to wait until the C-section scar has healed before wearing the splint. This is because by approximating the muscles and connective tissue, it will be pulling on the scar, and the stitches may come undone. The scar usually heals in 5 to 6 weeks. Compression, however, is not a problem for the C-section scar, but with a vaginal birth, you can wear the splint right away.

While you wear this splint, you are required to do the Tupler Technique® exercises to strengthen the transverse abdominal muscle. Doing the exercises will bring blood flow to the connective tissue, which will help it heal. The exercises will also strengthen the transverse muscle so it will be strong enough to do its job of compression. Having the transverse muscle be able to be strong enough to perform its job is crucial because to heal the weak connective tissue, you have to prevent intra-abdominal force on it. You prevent intra-abdominal force by having the transverse be strong enough to be able to go back towards the spine (compression) when doing activities of daily living as well as during your exercise workout. If the transverse does not go back when you are doing these activities, it is still working, but now it is working in the wrong direction! It is going forward forcefully on the weak connective tissue and weakening it. So just wearing the Diastasis Rehab Splint® is NOT enough to close your diastasis. You must do all 4 steps of the program. 

By now, you know that wearing a belly binder has several benefits, especially after surgery or childbirth. However, it is important to use them correctly to achieve the desired benefits. The Diastasis Rehab Splint® is a great option, but remember to do all 4 steps of the program. This includes the Tupler Technique® exercises to strengthen the transverse abdominal muscle and heal the connective tissue.

So if you are still wondering if you should wear a belly binder, the answer is YES, but with the right knowledge and guidance. With the right approach and product, you can get the support and healing you need to feel confident and comfortable.

WHAT DOES THE TUPLER TECHNIQUE® PROGRAM DO FOR YOUR DIASTASIS?

Video

The Tupler Technique® program will close your separated abdominal muscles regardless of how you got your diastasis or how long you have had it! The focus is on healing your core and closes the gap. It is both research and evidenced based. Statistics from studies conducted show that if you closely follow all of the 4 steps of the program your diastasis will close 55% in just six weeks!

Watch this testimonial about the Tupler Technique® program from Andrea Meyer

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Important Reminder:

Wait until your C-section scar has healed before wearing the splint to avoid complications. With a vaginal birth, you can wear the splint right away. While wearing the splint, perform Tupler Technique® exercises to strengthen the transverse abdominal muscle and promote healing. Following all 4 steps of the program is essential for closing diastasis.

Click HERE to know which program is right for you.

Belly binders can provide benefits, but they should be used correctly to avoid potential drawbacks. Consider your specific needs and consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating a belly binder into your postpartum or post-surgery recovery plan.

Click on the image to see before and after pictures.

To learn more about Diastasis Recti & the Tupler Technique® read this article: DIASTASIS RECTI RESEARCH AND EVIDENCED BASED EXERCISE PROGRAM

To view my women's programs click this link: WOMEN'S PROGRAM PACKAGES

Watch the short video below to know what a diastasis is.

Video

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Explore the benefits, drawbacks, and proper use of belly binders after childbirth or surgery.

Are you considering using a belly binder but unsure if it can help with healing diastasis recti? In this updated article, originally published in 2012, we'll delve into the benefits and potential drawbacks of belly binding, as well as the correct way to use it.

Common Reasons for Using Belly Binders:

Surgery, childbirth, or a C-section are the usual reasons for using a belly binder. It's important to wait until your C-section scar has healed, typically 5-6 weeks, before wearing a splint. Compression is a common technique used to speed healing, often after surgery or injury. It offers support and increases blood flow, reducing swelling and promoting the healing process.

Understanding Belly Binding:

Belly binders help make the belly smaller through compression, bringing the belly back towards the spine. This function is usually performed by the transverse abdominal muscle. However, relying on a belly binder could lead to weakened abdominal muscles.

Diastasis Recti Explained:

DOWNLOAD DIASTSIS RECTI EXERCISE TIPS

Diastasis recti, the separation of the outermost abdominal muscles, may cause a persistent belly. Weak connective tissue supports the organs instead of the muscles, making it difficult to achieve desired results through diet or exercise.

Video

WHAT CAUSES A DIASTASIS RECTI?

Everybody is born with their abdominal muscles separated. Normally at three years of age after the nervous system has developed the muscles come together naturally. Because of the weakness in the linea alba at the belly button, continuous intra-abdominal pressure on this weak spot can separate the muscles again. Force on the abdominal muscles that stretch the connective tissue either in a forward or sideways direction will separate the muscles also resulting in a weak core.

 If you have an Unbilical Hernia you must read this article.

How to Use Belly Binders Correctly:

It is important to use belly binders correctly to ensure that they provide the desired benefits. The goal of the research-based 4-step Tupler Technique® program is to close the diastasis by healing the connective tissue. One of the 4 steps is wearing the Diastasis Rehab Splint®. The purpose of this splint is to approximate (bring closer together) the separated muscles. By doing this, it puts the connective tissue in a better “position” to heal (takes the stretch off it) and puts the separated muscles in a better “position” (closer together) to do the exercises more effectively. So the purpose of this splint is NOT compression; it is approximation, which is a totally different function.

Just to remind you again, it is important to wait until the C-section scar has healed before wearing the splint. This is because by approximating the muscles and connective tissue, it will be pulling on the scar, and the stitches may come undone. The scar usually heals in 5 to 6 weeks. Compression, however, is not a problem for the C-section scar, but with a vaginal birth, you can wear the splint right away.

While you wear this splint, you are required to do the Tupler Technique® exercises to strengthen the transverse abdominal muscle. Doing the exercises will bring blood flow to the connective tissue, which will help it heal. The exercises will also strengthen the transverse muscle so it will be strong enough to do its job of compression. Having the transverse muscle be able to be strong enough to perform its job is crucial because to heal the weak connective tissue, you have to prevent intra-abdominal force on it. You prevent intra-abdominal force by having the transverse be strong enough to be able to go back towards the spine (compression) when doing activities of daily living as well as during your exercise workout. If the transverse does not go back when you are doing these activities, it is still working, but now it is working in the wrong direction! It is going forward forcefully on the weak connective tissue and weakening it. So just wearing the Diastasis Rehab Splint® is NOT enough to close your diastasis. You must do all 4 steps of the program. 

By now, you know that wearing a belly binder has several benefits, especially after surgery or childbirth. However, it is important to use them correctly to achieve the desired benefits. The Diastasis Rehab Splint® is a great option, but remember to do all 4 steps of the program. This includes the Tupler Technique® exercises to strengthen the transverse abdominal muscle and heal the connective tissue.

So if you are still wondering if you should wear a belly binder, the answer is YES, but with the right knowledge and guidance. With the right approach and product, you can get the support and healing you need to feel confident and comfortable.

WHAT DOES THE TUPLER TECHNIQUE® PROGRAM DO FOR YOUR DIASTASIS?

Video

The Tupler Technique® program will close your separated abdominal muscles regardless of how you got your diastasis or how long you have had it! The focus is on healing your core and closes the gap. It is both research and evidenced based. Statistics from studies conducted show that if you closely follow all of the 4 steps of the program your diastasis will close 55% in just six weeks!

Watch this testimonial about the Tupler Technique® program from Andrea Meyer

Video

check this out

Important Reminder:

Wait until your C-section scar has healed before wearing the splint to avoid complications. With a vaginal birth, you can wear the splint right away. While wearing the splint, perform Tupler Technique® exercises to strengthen the transverse abdominal muscle and promote healing. Following all 4 steps of the program is essential for closing diastasis.

Click HERE to know which program is right for you.

Belly binders can provide benefits, but they should be used correctly to avoid potential drawbacks. Consider your specific needs and consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating a belly binder into your postpartum or post-surgery recovery plan.

Click on the image to see before and after pictures.

To learn more about Diastasis Recti & the Tupler Technique® read this article: DIASTASIS RECTI RESEARCH AND EVIDENCED BASED EXERCISE PROGRAM

To view my women's programs click this link: WOMEN'S PROGRAM PACKAGES

Watch the short video below to know what a diastasis is.

Video

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The Role of Protein in Tissue Repair and Healing - Essential Insights
Protein is required for body tissue maintenance and repair. Low protein levels will result in a decrease in collagen development,...
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