Tupler Technique® in Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy Diastasis Study

Comprehensive Treatment of Diastasis Recti with the Tupler Technique®

Comprehensive Treatment of Diastasis Recti with the Tupler Technique®

Diastasis recti, often identified as abdominal separation, is a common condition affecting many women postpartum but also can be significant for others due to improper exercise routines or other health conditions. The Tupler Technique®, developed by Julie Tupler, has been recognized by healthcare professionals, as evidenced by its inclusion and preference in clinical practices according to a survey published in the Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy. This technique stands out due to its specific approach focused on healing the connective tissue rather than just aiming for cosmetic improvement.


In the research "Diastasis Recti Abdominis: A Survey of Women's Health Specialists for Current Physical Therapy Clinical Practice for Postpartum Women" published in the Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, the Tupler Technique® was among the three treatments therapists use and was selected by 29.4% of respondents as their main form of intervention.

About Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti affects the connective tissue of the abdominal wall and is prevalent among pregnant women due to the excessive stress placed on the abdomen. However, it can also affect anyone, including men, often resulting from improper exercise techniques or sudden weight changes.

The Tupler Technique®

The Tupler Technique® focuses on healing the connective tissue with a series of exercises and a diastasis rehab splint. This program is designed to systematically strengthen the abdominal muscles and the connective tissue, providing a holistic approach to treating diastasis recti.

Benefits of the Tupler Technique®

  • Improves abdominal muscle integrity and strength.
  • Reduces the abdominal "gap" associated with diastasis recti.
  • Enhances posture and reduces back pain linked to weak abdominal muscles.
  • Improves functionality and quality of life with a stronger core.

Getting Started

To learn more about Diastasis Recti & the Tupler Technique®, read this article: DIASTASIS RECTI RESEARCH AND EVIDENCED BASED EXERCISE PROGRAM. For information on women's programs, visit: PROGRAM PACKAGES. Watch the short video below to understand what a diastasis is and how the Tupler Technique® can help.

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