Tupler Technique® Diastasis Trained Professionals Near You
Be Sure You Get The Real Deal for Treatment of Diastasis Recti!
The Tupler Technique® Trained Professionals have gone through an intensive training program which consists of an eight-week home study program and a 3 day course in NYC. They have been taught and tested personally by Julie Tupler, RN, founder of the Tupler Technique®. They are required to present two case studies and a demonstration exam video as during the home study part of the program, and are given both a written and demonstration exam during the three -day part of the program. They must successfully pass to be on this website. After their training, Julie requires professionals on her website to take ongoing continuing education. If you know a medical or fitness professionals tell them about the training. If they register, you could be a case study and get taught the Tupler Technique® Course at no cost to you!
Tupler Inc., is not responsible for the actions, representations, or agreements made by individuals who have been trained in the Tupler Technique® or have a Tupler Emblem on their website. The Trained Tupler Technique® Professionals listed on this site and any indivdual trainers who have been trained in the Tupler Technique® are not employees of Tupler Inc. Individual practitioners of the Tupler Technique® who have been trained by Tupler Inc., are independent practitioners and do not represent Tupler Inc. Any questions or complaints regarding the behavior of any individual practicing the Tupler Technique® should be directed to that individual. However, questions regarding the authenticity of the techniques being taught can be directed to Tupler Inc., through this website.
(If you don’t have someone in your area, find someone! As part of the training program they need to teach two case studies. You could be one of them and get trained for no cost!)
Cheryl has been a certified personal trainer, specializing in pre/postnatal fitness instructor since 2006. She is honored to be the first Licensee in the State of California since 2011.She has been an active athlete her entire life participating in swimming, soccer and high jump growing up, and she played Division 1 NCAA soccer at UCLA. Cheryl has 3 young children and found it relatively easy to get back in shape after pregnancy but found it very difficult to get any positive results in her abdominal area. After having her 2nd child, Cheryl knew she had a significant Diastasis but failed to address it because she was told on countless occasions by fitness and medical professionals that surgery was the only option. She also felt like since she was going to have more children, she should just wait to address the problem which turned out to be a mistake because with each pregnancy a Diastasis gets worse. After having her 3rd child, and trying several core exercise routines including Pilates, yoga, bar based classes, boot camps, crunches, and planks, she found that not only was her belly not getting smaller, it was getting worse!!! She also began to suffer from significant lower back pain. After searching extensively on the Internet and seeing such positive feedback about the Tupler Technique®, she sought the help of Julie Tupler, RN, in the spring. Her Diastasis has gone from a whopping 10-finger separation, to less than a 3-finger separation in less than 10 weeks!!Since learning the Tupler Technique® and incorporating it into her daily routine, Cheryl now realizes that by waiting between each pregnancy and doing core exercises incorrectly, she only made her Diastasis worse. She is determined to educate both women and men who suffer from Diastasis Recti and the ill effects associated with an abdominal separation and help them avoid the same mistakes she made. Tupler Technique® has positively changed her body, the way she exercises and lives her life. She is honored to be the first Trained Professional in the State of California. She hopes she can share this revolutionary technique with you. Cheryl@abseparationrehab.com || www.abseparationrehab.com
Andrea S. Meyer, BA,LM,CPM,IAIM
Andrea became a licensed practicing midwife in 1998 and has been attending births and doing well women care for over 26 years. She’s had a passion for post birthing care ever since the birth of her first child. Recently she added “Tupler Technique® Trained Professional” to her list of credentials after Julie Tupler, RN correctly diagnosed her full belly diastasis which was swiftly corrected with the Tupler Technique® program. Now, Andrea works with clients directly for individualized consultations and hosts groups classes. She helps moms of all ages, as well as children and men. With all her years practicing midwifery, Andrea knows how to bring other modalities of health care into play. She has years of expertise in nutrition, food, supplementation, homeopathy, Bach flowers and herbs to bring a well-rounded, personalized, and holistic approach to her client’s healing journey. Watch her testimonial here. email@example.com || www.oceanmidwives.com
Brooke Lewis CPT, RYT
Brooke graduated the University of Colorado Boulder with a business degree in 2000. She obtained her Group Exercise certification in 2005 and Personal Trainer certification in 2006 from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Since 2006, Brooke has acquired training and certifications in Corrective Exercise Science (2008); Weight Management (2010); Prenatal Exercise (2010) and diastasis rehab (2014). She completed her Yoga Teacher training in 2010 followed by Prenatal Yoga Teacher training (2011). Brooke has been treating diastasis recti for several years and has consistently seen amazing results. She knows that healing diastasis recti is a whole body issue. It takes the ability to assess the body’s alignment, structure and movement patterns to recognize how the body is being affected by its past and present daily activities. It also takes the commitment to make changes in your body. The company name, Partners in Diastasis Rehabilitation, reflects the “partners” who come together to help you heal. The place where their ability and your commitment meet is the partnership between Partners in Diastasis Rehabilitation and you. Brooke and her partners are here to educate and support you in your ability to heal your body yourself. “Partners” also refers to the partnership with all of the women’s health practitioners they work with as well as your current health team.
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Luanne Sforza, PT, GCFP
Luanne, physical therapist, graduated from SUNY Buffalo over 35 years ago and has a specialty in orthopedic, musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Her treatment approach is unique in that she is also a certified Feldenkrais? practitioner, and skillfully integrates both in her hands-on, patient care. Several years ago Luanne began noticing her own pelvic floor weakness and began taking PT and Feldenkrais courses in the "missing link", the pelvic floor. Incorporating pelvic floor exercises simultaneously with the Tupler Technique® exercises has enabled her to successfully address incontinence and abdominal diastasis. Luanne was fortunate to have given birth to two beautiful children, 25 and 19 years ago. At that time she addressed her own abdominal weakness with core strengthening using Pilate’s equipment and mat classes, as little was known of diastasis recti. Fortunately she met Julie Tupler RN, invited her to lecture at a former PT practice and was quite surprised to learn of having an abdominal diastasis! Wanting to close her diastasis she eventually tried the Tupler Technique® Program but did not strictly adhere to the exercise program nor was convinced of the need to wear a splint 24/7. Hence there was no change in her recti diastasis until completing the Tupler Technique® Licensing program and incorporating the full, 4 part program into her own life- splint, exercise and all! Impressed with the visible and measured positive changes in her own belly, her two case studies, and others in her training, Luanne remains convinced that all 4 parts of the Tupler Technique® is necessary to close an abdominal diastasis. And is witness to the fact that it can be achieved no matter how long you have had one! Luanne is the owner of a PT private practice deservedly named, Integrative Physical Therapy originally located in NYC and Westchester. In the early part of 2015 she merged the NYC office with Jill Hoefs, owner of Body Align PT on Union Square, and continues a solo practice at her home in Danbury, C.T.
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Tami Huber, PT
Tami Huber is a licensed physical therapist who is passionate about helping people with their back and neck problems and helping them repair their diastasis as well as teaching them how to effectively strengthen their core. She has been using this technique with her clients since 2006 with amazing results. Many people she sees are able to make a difference with their separation, in their waistline, and core strength after only one and two weeks! It takes longer to completely heal, but consistency brings success! She is dedicated to help educate and empower women to literally reclaim their core. Her personal success with the technique has made all the difference in her waistline both during and after her pregnancies. She loves to be active, play sports and knows a strong core is important for posture, health and being pain free and active. Tami used the Tupler Technique® after her first child and actually wore her splint during much of her third pregnancy. She was consistent with her Tupler exercises during her pregnancy and was amazed how her waist size returned quickly to normal within one month postpartum! Extremely pleased with these results, she is still excited to share with others and bring hope to their cores!
Cheryl began her career in the fitness industry because of an injury. After exhausting nearly all methods of traditional medicine, Cheryl was introduced to Pilates and was able to experience firsthand just what core strength could do to help people with unresolved pain. Although a paralegal by profession, she felt called to learn Pilates in order to be able to assist others in their journey to wellness. Cheryl became certified with STOTT PILATES® and opened Inner Strength Pilates, a small studio in Algonquin, Illinois. A few years later, Cheryl encountered a new client who simply could not hold her abdominals in. She knew she could not properly train this client with the knowledge from her pilates methods. After extensive research, Cheryl realized that her client's lack of ability to hold in her abdominals is the classic description of what a diastasis looked like. However, traditional pilates methods would fall short in fixing her client's issue. This is when Cheryl found the Tupler Technique® online. She began doing research as to how the Tupler Technique® worked and encouraged her client to use the Technique as an alternative to surgery. Once Cheryl began seeing results within a few short weeks, she knew she needed to train with Julie Tupler and become an instructor in the Tupler Technique®. After beginning training she realized that, although she had worked hard on her abdominal strength, she, too, had a diastasis that needed healing! Thanks to the Tupler Technique®, Cheryl has modified her teaching of core work and is healing her own diastasis. Cheryl is passionate about health and giving individuals the information and training they need to properly use their muscles and bodies as they were designed. Additionally, she's excited to help people become pain free and avoid surgery.She now specializes in using the Tupler Technique® to help men, women, and children restore true core strength by healing a diastasis if they have one. If they do not have a diastasis, she can use the Tupler Technique® in conjunction with proper pilates movements to realign their bodies and become stronger and leaner. Cheryl is also been educated to teach Perfect Pushing®, using the Tupler Technique®, and is excited to work with pre- and post-partum women.
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Suburb of Chicago
Bonnie Wayne is an N.A.S.M. certified Prenatal/Postnatal Personal Trainer, Women's Fitness Specialist and a Holistic Fitness Specialist. One of only two trained Tupler Technique® in Illinois, Bonnie has been teaching and practicing the Tupler Technique for 13 years to help pregnant clients strengthen and prepare for pushing and labor, and postpartum clients (no matter how long its been since they had kids) to help close their diastasis, strengthen their backs, reverse umbilical hernias and restore their pre-pregnancy midsection. She also works with clients who have had a C-section or other abdominal surgeries to assist in minimizing scaring, minimize the muffin-top, close the diastasis, and strengthen their abdominals correctly. She has seen amazing results and is passionate about helping other women literally put themselves back together after pregnancy and restore their pre-pregnancy midsection. She personally has used the Tupler Technique® during and after her 2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th and 6th pregnancies. The program helped her close her diastasis and to return to her pre-pregnancy 25.5 inch waist after each one. She also has extensive nutritional background, and has done nutritional counseling for 15 years. She and her husband live in Yorkville, IL with their 6 young children.
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Class 1: Saturday, March 7, 2020 (10:30 am – 12:50 pm)
Class 2: Saturday, March 21, 2020 (10:30 am – 12:00 pm)
Class 3: Saturday, April 4, 2020 (10:30 am – 12:15 pm)
Melanie Darcy, RN,BSN,CCRN
Norwood/Greater Boston Area,
Melanie Darcy, RN, BSN, CCRN has been a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts since 2002. She has devoted her career to caring for children with congenital heart disease in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital. Melanie is a wife and mom to two amazingly energetic children and one very furry golden retriever puppy. Melanie’s life was changed by the Tupler Technique® program. She was able to close a large diastasis recti, non-surgically, thus improving her quality of life dramatically. Education regarding diastasis recti has become a newfound passion in Melanie’s nursing career. She believes that every woman should know about diastasis recti and the ramifications it has on their health as they age. Melanie is the proud owner of a private practice, CoreSet, providing clients with the education necessary to close their diastasis recti, utilizing The Tupler Technique®.
Gina Hatcher, RN,BSN
Gina has been a practicing registered nurse with a background in dialysis and cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital for the past 18 years. She added to her love of children when she became a mom of two in 2009 and 2012. Those pregnancies resulted in a very big diastasis and frequent back pain. She looked to the Tupler Technique® program for help. She was able to quickly correct her diastasis and was so happy with the results that she trained in NYC with Julie Tupler, RN to be able to bring this program to people in her area. She has since become the proud owner of ZipCore and is excited to help all people reverse their diastasis and help them to develop a stronger, flatter core.
Caroline Johnson graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2002, with a dual major in Psychology and Animal Science. A life-long equestrian, she began riding professionally and working as a licensed riding instructor and horse trainer. Caroline realized that many of her clients were lacking in core strength and so became a certified Power Pilates instructor in order to provide a more well-rounded program for her students. After the birth of her first daughter, Caroline stepped back from the professional horse world and focused more on Pilates and pre-and post-natal fitness. She developed an umbilical hernia and a large 8-finger diastasis after her 3rd pregnancy, which went undiagnosed by medical staff. Having knowledge of diastasis recti from her Pilates training, she realized that she had the condition but was unwilling to have surgery to correct it. Instead, Caroline looked into programs to rehabilitate diastasis recti and found the Tupler Technique®. After closing her diastasis and seeing first-hand the dramatic results that can be achieved from following the program, Caroline was inspired to become a Tupler Technique® professional in order to provide other women with the help and resources to close their diastases and rebuild their cores. Caroline is most excited about being able to give her clients access to all of the Tupler Technique®’s ground-breaking treatments and much-needed resources to effectively heal diastasis recti.
Kristin has been practicing physical therapy since 2001 when she graduated from the College of Staten Island, with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy Program from New York state. She has practiced in many settings giving her a wide base of knowledge in the continuum of care. These settings include acute-care, rehabilitation, neurological clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home care and her favorite orthopedics. She has spent most of her career in outpatient orthopedics. After her second child, Kristin knew she had a Diastasis Recti. The education she received in Physical Therapy school was minimal on this issue. She began doing her own research and discovered the Tupler Technique®. She even began doing just part of the program, the exercises, and saw nice results. Over the next few years she resumed doing crunches, forward cross-over crunches, backward bending over exercise balls, and the list goes on!! Her diastasis got worse!!! That was when she decided to get serious about the Tupler Technique® and took the Tupler Technique® professional training program. Kristin saw significant improvements in her diastasis in just 6 weeks. She is excited to share her knowledge and help other women (men and children too) heal their abdominal separation with the Tupler Technique®. Help is out there for you!! Call or email today to set up a consultation.
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D. Amaadi Coleman M.A CPT
D. Amaadi Coleman, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and nutrition lifestylist, has been a movement artist all her life. From gymnastics to swimming to Capoeira, she made movement an integral part of her lifestyle from an early age. She is a former athlete and continues to strengthen her natural skill for fitness in the gym and her love for Latin dance on the dance floor. In addition, she is a fitness and fashion model. Amaadi understands the importance of the balance between fitness, food, and lifestyle. She combines her 20+ year vegetarianism and natural detox strategies with physical movement and overall healthy mindset to create holistic living for others. She is gifted with designing specialized fitness training programs for women that produce desired results. She also teaches a wide variety of online fitness classes. Being bilingual in Spanish, she has worked in the Black and Latino communities as a fitness instructor and coach for the B’more Fit for Healthy Babies citywide program. Amaadi has given numerous motivational speeches, interviews, and presentations at women’s shelters, diabetes prevention groups, conferences and online radio shows. Amaadi holds a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice and M.A. in Public Policy. She is also TRX, Kettlebell, and Water Fitness certified. Most recently, she released her first book on eating healthy entitled Healthy Conversations and launched Fit Tribe Gear, an athleisurewear clothing line for women. After healing her own diastasis, she decided to pursue the Tupler Technique® certification in naturally healing diastasis recti among women of color. She plans to educate and heal mothers of color in the area of naturally healing and strengthening their core postpartum.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.fittribewellness.com Website: www.fittribegear.com | CelPhone: 240-706-5535
Lauren Buchsbaum, PT
New Jersey. USA
Lauren Buchsbaum has been a licensed Physical Therapist for 13 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Movement Science from the University of Michigan and then went on to get her Masters in Physical Therapy from Hunter College after having many great experiences volunteering in numerous physical therapy clinics while in undergrad. Lauren has worked in a variety of orthopedic settings including hospital based and outpatient. She has realized over the years that you can't just treat the "one" body part that is painful. She has learned that you must treat the patient has a whole and diagnose where the root cause of injury or dysfunction is. After years of feeling like she was unable to find "the missing link" to some of her patients back and hip pain she discovered the Tupler Technique®. She had just had her third child and was also feeling self conscious of her tummy. Lauren was absolutely amazed with the results and how quickly she was able see a difference. She also enjoyed all the compliments of how great she looked after having 3 kids! Lauren is still very active. She enjoys jogging, yoga and Pilates and has now learned how to safely practice all three while being diastasis safe. Lauren has seen it is never too late to heal. Lauren is excited to share her knowledge and help her clients.
Jill Hoefs, PT
New Providence, New Jersey
Jill Hoefs completed her Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 2001 at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Since she is a New Jersey native, her roots brought her back to the east coast. Jill moved to Manhattan where she started her career at an orthopedics and sports medicine facility. After five years of practicing physical therapy with a focus in orthopedics, Jill decided to study women's health. She took courses around the country and became an expert in treating prenatal and postpartum conditions, pelvic pain, incontinence, and surgical complications. In 2009, Jill founded her own practice in the Union Square area of New York City called Body Align Physical Therapy. As Jill continued to study and research solutions for women, she discovered the Tupler Technique®. Learning and teaching this technique was a perfect addition to her practice for treating patients suffering from diastasis recti. Jill can speak first hand to the success of the Tupler Technique® after being a patient herself. During her second trimester, Jill religiously followed the protocol. The end results were great she never had back pain, experienced only a minor diastasis, and her abdominal muscles recovered quickly. She also learned the correct pushing techniques and had an easy delivery. Her positive experience has made her an advocate for the Tupler Technique® and has inspired her to help other women.
Jill is the author of Your Best Pregnancy (Demos/Health, 2014)
Dr. Catherine Addonizio, PT
Dr. Catherine Addonizio D.P.T., is the founder of ProKinetics Physical Therapy located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Long Island University with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree after earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University. Catherine has practiced in the outpatient setting treating orthopedic conditions, neurologic disorders, and post-operative conditions in adults and the pediatric population.
Catherine is continuously expanding her scope of practice and is also a women's health physical therapist. After witnessing the amazing results of The Tupler Technique®, she realized how this would benefit so many women, men, and children that she treats. Not only are the results aesthetically pleasing, but there is such a significant connection between diastasis recti and low back pain, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and abdominal surgery success. As a physical therapist she felt compelled to become licensed in the Tupler Technique® because she realized how life changing it can be and how helpful it can be to so many of her patients in their various roads to recovery.
www.ProKineticsPT.com CatherineProKPT@gmail.com 646-739-7788
Dawn Bradbury, CPT
Certified Personal Trainer
Dawn was the pregnant lady who was in the gym all the time, lifting weights, doing crunches, planks, etc. She had the consent of her OB-GYN and as a certified Personal Trainer she knew the ACOG guidelines for pre-natal fitness. Boy was she wrong! If only she had known that what she was doing was the exact opposite of what she intended. After her third child, and third round of major pushing during labor, her doctor made her aware that she had a diastasis recti. He told her it wasn’t worth fixing because she wanted another baby. After the birth of her fourth child, endless crunches, planks, and boot camp workouts, she now had an 8 finger diastasis recti, umbilical hernia and a belly that still looked pregnant four years later. Again, the doctor told her it was not worth treating because surgery was the only option. The Tupler Technique® was the missing link for bringing her muscles together and restoring her core strength. Most of all, finally getting rid of that mummy tummy and umbilical hernia! It was also the answer that most of her pre and post natal clients were looking for. If she had known about the Tupler Technique® before her pregnancies, she knows she could have prevented the diastasis recti. Dawn’s mission to empower women with the understanding of how the core actually works and does not work and in turn help create “a better belly to lots of women in Westchester.
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Monet Dalpiaz RN, RYT
Monet has been a Registered Nurse since 2003 with a background in both Emergency Nursing and Psychiatry. She has been a Registered Yoga Teacher since 2009, specializing in postnatal and children's yoga. In addition, Monet is the founder of Life is Energy™, a service that promotes energy health and wellness for all ages. Monet's personal experience with the Tupler Technique® inspired her to embark on sharing this incredible program with others! In 2011 a year after her first child was born, she decided to expand her yoga practice and take a postnatal yoga training. Here, she learned the term "diastasis rectI" for the first time despite her experience as a nurse. During the training she was measured incorrectly. She was told that she had a small diastasis and to wear a compression binder. In the same training, she was taught multiple exercises that she later learned actually make a diastasis worse! After her second birth, in 2013, she began to notice that she awoke with back pain nearly every morning and felt like her core was numb and not connected. Although this was affecting her self-esteem and causing her physical discomfort, she chalked it up to "mommyhood" and figured that she just had to live with it. Occasionally she would wonder if any of her ailments were related to her diastasis, but these thoughts were fleeting and she felt helpless. It seemed as though there was no solution; classic abdominal exercises like planks and crunches didn't help, nor did losing weight. Finally after three years, she became fed up with feeling helpless and began to research diastasis recti and came across the Tupler Technique®. She attended an Everybelly®Seminar and decided to sign up for the training program. Now knowing she had a severe diastasis, she began the program as part of her training program and found it life changing. It went far beyond seeing a difference when she looked in the mirror, She had re- established her core, a source of both physical and emotional strength. She is honored to have come across a program that makes such a difference and is excited to teach the Tupler Technique® to others and share its transforming effects!!
Tony Farro, CPT, CES
Anthony "Tony" Farro is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) with the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM). He also has a background in dance. His love and natural ability to teach brought him to the fitness industry. Being an Argentine Tango dancer led him to Julie Tupler and the Tupler Technique®. "A strong core is essential for a healthy and strong body. The Tupler Technique® has given him the tools to deliver the ultimate and complete level of core fitness to his clients. Tony teaches the exercise routine in the Diastasis Rehab Say Good Bye to Your Gut Guys® DVD.
Dr. Daniela Lipovic
Dr. Lipovic is an Emergency Medicine physician who completed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC. She earned her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University and did post graduate/research with CardioWest Total Artificial Heart Program at University of Arizona. Dr. Lipovic received her medical degree from Midwestern University-Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Lipovic was born and raised in Australia and Southern California making her an outdoors enthusiast. She was a member of a championship beach volleyball team in Orange County California. She was the women’s Western Regional Champion in Bodybuilding light weight division and placed runner up in the Mixed Pairs National Bodybuilding Championship. Dr. Lipovic wholeheartedly believes that being a doctor is the combination of; the love of treating patients and the love of teaching.
As an ER physician back pain is the most common reason patients come to the ER. After meeting Julie Tupler, RN and speaking to her about Diastasis Recti and the non-surgical way patients can benefit, Dr. Lipovic attended one of Julie’s diastasis seminars. She discovered that the Tupler Technique® can help with back pain, umbilical hernias, constipation and many other ailments. She decided to do her professional training and join the team of professionals treating diastasis recti non-surgically. She looks forward in educating her patients about the Tupler Technique® as she know it will change their lives.
Toni McGinley MA, PT
Owner of Alta Physical Therapy
Toni McGinley is a licensed Physical Therapist for 25 yrs specializing in orthopedic, musculoskeletal, Multiple Sclerosis, TMJ cases as well as a certified Schroth Scoliosis Therapist. Personally a mother of twin boys as well as 15 yr old girl. Toni became aware of her own Diastasis following the birth of her twins. She trained with Julie using the Tupler technique but felt she could not close the Diastasis by herself so proceeded to have tummy tuck. Five years later she realized the tummy tuck had come undone and needed to go back to doing the Tupler technique and this time get serious about it. She did exactly that and saw incredible results. This led to becoming an instructor and to educate other men and women with Diastasis. It takes hard work and dedication but the end results speak for themselves.
tmcginley@alta-NY.com | www.alta-NY.com
Kristin Sapienza, DPT
Kristin Sapienza is a licensed physical therapist and the founder of FemFirstHealth. Kristin takes a personal approach to physical therapy, customizing a treatment plan for each patient. She believes by combining manual therapy techniques with exercise and education she can assist patients in recovery while teaching them how to prevent future injury. She joined the Integrative Spine and Sports team in 2013. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science (B.S) from the University of Scranton before earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University. She continued her clinical education by taking a multitude of continuing education. She is an ART provider and is full body certified. Kristin is an FRC (Functional Range Conditioning) practitioner which allows her to assess and promote proper joint mechanics for a wide variety of patients. She is also certified as a Pilates instructor for reformer through Balanced Body. Kristin is devoted to women’s health issues. She is a pelvic floor specialist under Herman and Wallace, in which she is certified to treat women suffering from incontinence and pelvic pain. In addition to pelvic floor rehabilitation, Kristin has undergone Visceral Functional Mobilization training to assist those with pelvic floor and digestive issues. She also works closely with women during pregnancy and postpartum addressing their orthopedic and functional actives during this critical time in their lives. She is a Tupler Technique® Trained Professional helping women suffering from Diastasis Recti. Kristin has also received the Pregnant and Postpartum Client Specialty Certification under the Annette Lang Education Systems. Additionally, she has spent significant time working with women battling breast cancer, an experience that shaped her holistic approach to compassionate care. Her own story struggling through endometriosis and pelvic floor issues have inspired her to provide well-rounded care for all women.
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Morgana Tessler is a certified personal trainer with specialty certifications in prenatal & postnatal fitness, orthopedic exercise, yoga, and Pilates. Morgana specializes in working with New York women by creating in-home personal training sessions throughout NYC that are safe, effective, and enjoyable for prenatal and postnatal women, mature women, or women recovering from an injury or surgery. Through her extensive certifications and knowledge of anatomy, Morgana bridges the gap between a physical therapist and personal trainer. She first became aware of diastasis recti while completing her prenatal & postnatal certification. She was surprised to discover how extremely common it is particularly for the post-pregnant community. Determined to find a solution for her clients, Morgana extensively researched programs to treat diastasis recti and found the Tupler Technique ®. While enrolled in the professional training program, Morgana was herself pregnant. It came as a huge shock to Morgana that she herself had a 6 finger diastasis as she was going into her 2nd trimester. Within three weeks of diligently following the program, Morgana reduced her diastasis to 3 fingers. Furthermore, the SI joint pain that had started to bother her went away after about a week of doing the program. Now a firm believer in the Tupler Technique ® and it’s life-changing benefits, Morgana offers in home diastasis recti rehab throughout Manhattan in addition to her other modalities. Reach out to Morgana for a complimentary consultation.
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Casey M. Smith, DPT
As a physical therapist, Dr. Casey M. Smith, PT, DPT, CSCS specializes in treating orthopedic and women’s health conditions including sports injuries, post-surgical conditions, chronic overuse, postural malalignment, instability and post-partum conditions. With a focus on movement analysis, body alignment and functional disability, she believes in promoting overall health and wellness in addition to therapeutic rehabilitation. As an advocate for women’s rights and women’s health, Casey is passionate about helping women in ways that the medical community generally neglects. She has taken continuing education coursework in pelvic floor dysfunction and has assisted patients with pelvic pain, prolapse and urinary leakage. Trained in The Tupler Technique®, Casey utilizes the four-part process to help women (and men) heal abdominal separation and bulge often associated with pregnancy, heavy weight lifting or other activities causing diastasis recti. Based in Richmond, VA, Casey is also a Postpartum Strong® program provider. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from New York University. There, she received the Steinhardt School’s John W. Withers Memorial Award for loyalty, service and academic excellence and the Physical Therapy Department Service Award. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Casey is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
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Tana Jimenez, MPT
Tana is a Physical Therapist and mother of five. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Oregon in 1999. She graduated from Chapman University with a Master of Physical Therapy in 2002. After having her third child, she discovered the Tupler Technique® and used the Perfect Pushing® Technique to give birth to her fourth and fifth children, successfully avoiding C-sections. Tana became certified as a Tupler Technique® Master Trainer in 2017. She is successfully recovering from an 11-finger diastasis recti following the birth of her fifth son in November 2016. She is determined to help other mothers like herself who are experiencing pain and who struggle with body image caused by diastasis recti. Her ability to speak both English and Spanish allows her to reach a more diverse group of men, women, and children and to bring the Tupler Technique® across language barriers. Tana is excited to be the first Tupler Technique® Master Trainer in the Lone Star State!.
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Kristen Manallack, DO
Bayside and Kingston Suburbs, Melbourne
Kristen has a passion for seeing her patients achieve optimal function throughout their body. She is a registered Osteopath practicing in Melbourne’s bayside suburb Sandringham. In addition to holding a Master’s degree in Osteopathy, she has gone on to do post graduate study in pregnancy related conditions, clinical pilates and in 2006/2007 undertook a research project in the management of stress incontinence in women. Kristen enjoys leading a multi-modality clinic offering Osteopathy, Massage, Myotherapy and Pilates. In addition to working in private practice she enjoys mentoring the upcoming generation of Osteopaths at RMIT university as a supervising clinician in their student clinic.
Having a particular passion for women’s health, Kristen noticed a strong trend in treating women for recurrent back injuries and sprains, pelvic pain and pelvic floor issues. These women would respond well to treatment; however, their complaints were recurrent. She felt strongly that if they had improved muscular support of the abdominals, their activities of daily living would be easier and they would experience less pain and dysfunction. Assessment of these women showed a strong correlation with having diastasis recti. Kristen went in search of the best practice treatment options and was drawn strongly to training with Julie Tupler to become a Tupler Technique Trained Professional. Kristen is excited to be able to provide her patients with the Tupler Technique and to educate her pilates practitioners within her practice so that they can provide diastasis safe pilates classes.
Bayside suburbs of Melbourne
Laura Schuwalow (B.Ed., LLB) has a lifelong involvement in sport and fitness. Laura has been practicing the martial art of Shukokai Karate over the past 15 years and is currently a 2nd degree Black Belt, instructing junior and senior classes. Laura also competed in track and field athletics, cross country and road running races at state and national levels over a 12-year period winning many state running titles and numerous state and national placings. Fitness, (through weight training, cross training, resistance training, running and martial arts) and healthy eating is a part of her everyday life. A wealth of knowledge has been gained over many years of both structured professional pursuits and personal trial. Laura is a qualified secondary school teacher with a Bachelor of Education and Health Major. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws and has been lecturing and tutoring at University level in Business Law since 2000. As a mother to 4 girls, Laura was most conscious of her tummy. She was determined to regain her waist and flat tummy following the birth of each of her children. However, despite completing thousands of abdominal exercises including sit ups, incline sit ups, medicine ball sit ups and crunches, leg walks, leg pull ups, cable crunches etc., Laura was devastated to realize that her tummy only seemed to be in an even worse condition! She was so frustrated but refused to accept that a flat toned tummy was no longer attainable. Surrendering herself to radical and aggressive tummy tuck surgery was out of the question. Finally, in November 2010 while searching the internet, Laura found reference to an exercise technique that claimed to heal a condition called Diastasis Recti - a separation of the abdominal muscles. Upon further investigation, Laura was convinced that she had a Diastasis and that the Tupler Technique® exercises were the answer she had been searching for. Laura immediately enrolled in a series of private workshops and began to see results within 1 week! At the end of the 6-week program, she had lost an astonishing 5 inches from around her belly, had a flatter and toned tummy, improved overall posture and increased strength in her lower back. Laura found that these changes made such a difference to her everyday life and realized that the Tupler Technique® exercises were the missing link for those wishing to gain or regain a stronger abdominal region. The timing was perfect! Laura had been searching for a way to educate and empower women. Firstly, through legal advice and then through the medium of martial arts but she could not find the 'perfect' thing. The Tupler Technique® was the perfect thing! And as it happened it could help men and children too. The natural progression was for Laura to become qualified to spread the word. In order to do this, she decided to approach Julie Tupler, a truly unique and inspirational lady, and become trained in the Tupler Technique®. Following an intensive home study period, Laura travelled to New York to train with Julie and satisfy the requirements for extensive written and practical exams. Through 'Tummy Zip', Laura is excited to bring this ground-breaking exercise technique to the Bayside suburbs of Melbourne.
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Nichole Pascher, CPT
Nicole Pascher is the founder of KANGATRAINING, the world’s most widespread pre- postnatal workout program in over 20 countries and an author of the book KANGATRAINING. She is a former dancer, has been active in the fitness industry for over 25 years and is the mother of three beautiful children age 20, 18 and 11. It was in New York where she broadened her professional skill set by completing the ACE Fitness Instructor Certification, providing a solid foundation for her new career direction in fitness. She was hired as Chief Trainer and Manager at Exude, New York, at that time the largest personal training company in North America. Returning to Vienna she began teaching at various dance and fitness studios, and in 1998 founded her own personal training company. In 2008 - during her pregnancy with her youngest child, she specialized into pre and postnatal fitness and began developing her own unique workout program, known as KANGATRAINING. Kangatraining now offers a variety of diastasis recti safe indoor and outdoor programs for pregnant women, moms, dads, children and seniors as well. Together with her husband, Dr. Andreas Pascher, she is constantly working on expanding Kangatraining and in 2016 they started their jewelry label PAMIPA. With PAMIPA they have set themselves the goal of financing their own children's home which they were proud to officially open in Rumania in 2018. In addition to the training of Kangatrainers and the global expansion of Kangatraining, Nicole continues to teach PreKanga, Kangatraining, KangaBurn and Kanga Powerhouse in Vienna as well as working with the Tupler Technique® and bringing the Tupler Technique® into the Kangatraining World.
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Beatriz Araújo, MD
Asa North, Brasilia, Brazil
Beatriz is a 2003 graduate of the University of Brasila Medical School. After having a baby, she was left with a severe diastasis. She had always been fit and very athletic and tried everything to close it. She discovered the Tupler Technique® and had great results. Realizing that this condition has many side effects and the medical community offered no solutions, she decided it was her duty as a physician to treat the many moms suffering (as she had) with this condition. So she joined the Tupler Technique® Team.
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Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Bianca Undergraduated in Physical Education at Vila Velha University - 2006 / UVV - Cref: 2182-G / ES, specialized in Bodybuilding and Personal Training.
Certification in Myofascial Release and Palpatory Anatomy
Certification in Functional Training by Fortius
International Certification - DNS 1, 2 and 3 - Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and Low Back Pain - Lumbar complex disorders
Co-author of the book "Psychology and women's health" - Conquista Publishing House
Editorial coordinator of the book "Physical Activity and Innovation, trends and perspectives" - Conquista Publishing House
Has 15 years of experience with personalized training exclusively for the female audience, rescuing health and self-esteem.
She became a reference in specific physical exercises for pregnant women which motivated her in treating diastasis recti after she discovered the Tupler Technique® program.
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Monique Sancho Carvalho,PT
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Monique graduated from PUC in Belo Horizonte, MG Brazil, and has her Post Graduate degree in gynecology and urogynecology by FCMMG. She also has taken courses in manual lymphatic drainage and Pilates. She and her partner Fernanda Silva have been working together since 2011 and specialize in pelvic floor rehabilitation with pregnant and postpartum women. To treat the condition of diastasis recti, they both decided to become trained providers of the Tupler Technique®. They felt this would be beneficial to all the moms they were working with.
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Claudia Dutkiewcz, PT
São Paulo, Brazil
Claudia Dutkiewcz, PT is a Brazilian Physical Therapist specialized in women’s health, especially in post pregnancy and is well known in São Paulo. She has worked in rehabilitation since 2001, specializing in respiratory physical therapy. She is the executive officer at Caufriez Concept in Brazil (gynecologic and obstetric specialty). After she was introduced to the Tupler Technique® program, she decided to become a Tupler Technique® Trained Professional and help others with closing their diastasis.
Anna Patricia Farago
Asa North, Brasilia, Brazil
Anna was certified as a Personal Trainer through CREF-DF DF (regional council of physical education -DF) and has been working as a trainer since 2001. Passionate about sports, she always sought a balance between quality of life and fitness both for her students and herself. After the birth of her two children, even with all the abdominal exercises she did, she could not prevent getting a diastasis. She thought her only option was to do a tummy tuck to improve the appearance of her abdomen. Then she discovered the Tupler Technique®. After doing the program she was amazed that her belly looked great without having to undergo surgery and her back pain was gone! Her own experience with the program has motivated her to now want to help women, men and children who struggle with this condition.
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Fabiana Buani Santos, PT
Brasília and Goiânia, Brazil
Fabiana became a physical therapist in 2004 and has been using the McKenzie Method in her practice for eight years. She also has successfully incorporated Physio Pilates when doing rehabilitation with both her young and elderly patients. She started working with new moms and realized she did not know how to treat diastasis recti. In looking for innovative techniques she discovered the Tupler Technique® and after researching the results with other trained professionals she decided to become a Tupler Technique® trained professional.
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Candace Kullman, CPT
She is a mother of two who has found a desire to be healthier and stronger. After having her second child she become more body conscious and began including healthier foods in her diet and working out. When she noticed a change in how she was feeling and how her body was starting to look, she knew that she had to learn more. She started reading about food and was interested in anything she could get her hands on. The deeper she dug the more she fell in love with the Health & Fitness World. There is so much out there people don't know so she decided she needed to share it. In the spring of 2016 she decided to further her education and study Holistic Health. Balancing a full time job, 2 kids, being a wife, training for her first bikini competition, and becoming a business owner with Innovative Protein Nutrition, she finally completed her studies and received her Diploma in October of 2017 making her a Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach. She followed up by becoming a Certified Fitness Trainer in April 2018. BUT that wasn't good enough, she needed to stand out and find her niche in the industry. After helping clients and battling the same problem herself for many years, she decided to study some more and become a Tupler Technique® Professional. Now trained as the first Tupler Technique® Professional in Canada, she is beyond excited to put all her knowledge together helping restore & rejuvenate the human core to the way nature intended it to be: STONG, FUNCTIONING & SUPPORTIVE.
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D.O.M.P., PTS, FIS, PT
Iryna is a health care and fitness professional with more than 25 years of extensive experience. Having worked at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Rehabilitation and Prosthetics, she is skilled at working with people who have various disabilities. She also has experience with developing and teaching programs including prenatal and postpartum, TRX®️, INSANITY LIVE®️, PIYO®️, P90X®️ programs for groups and individuals of different ages, genders, and ability levels. In January 2019 she became an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, assisting the patient's body in healing itself. As the founder of Movement Art Studio - Osteopathy and Wellness in Ontario, she is happy to be the part of the Tupler Technique®️ team, and is passionate about sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge with people, inspiring them to live the life they desire.
Andrea is a certified Personal Trainer and the only licensed provider of the Tupler Technique® in Central and Eastern Europe. As pregnant, Andrea was often in the gym doing planks and crunches and practicing yoga, believing that this is the way which would keep her in shape. After her child was born, she wanted to regain a flat tummy again and started doing lots of abdominal exercises including sit ups, crunches and planks. One year after giving birth she was still at the same weight as before pregnancy but she still looked pregnant. The tummy did not improve! Andrea was desperate and started searching what the problem could be and she realized that the problem is called Diastasis Recti. She had never heard about it and consulted the problem with her gynecologist, but was told that the plastic surgery is the only solution! It was absolutely not an option for her, so she continued to search for other possibilities. Finally, one day she found the Tupler Technique®, which seemed to be the only option that could work. After she tried the technique, she lost 6 cm in her waist in just 6 weeks and regained an innie belly button. She was so excited, that despite her completely different profession she became a Personal Trainer, and did the training with Julie Tupler RN and finally became a trained provider of the Tupler Technique® in August 2015. Now she is ready to bring this amazing exercise technique to Czech Republic and help anyone with the Diastasis Recti.
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Ann-Sofie Uldall-Hansen, RN
Ann-Sofie has been a Registered Nurse since 2007 and a certified Doula. She has three children and after her third pregnancy she had an umbilical hernia, back pains, bad posture, GI problems and a “Mummy Tummy”. The more she worked out the bigger her belly got and she found out she had a severe diastasis. When she discovered The Tupler Technique® she found the missing link to her own health and wellbeing. She had great results with the Tupler Technique® and found inner strength in her strengthened core and awareness of her own body. With her medical background as a nurse, she decided she had to work with The Tupler Technique® and bring more attention and knowledge to diastasis recti and all the side effects of the condition. She had to bring the Tupler Technique® into her work with pregnant clients and new moms as the condition is ignored as a problem even though it affects a lot of people and can contribute to a decreased quality of life and self-esteem.
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Rachel is a qualified personal trainer (level3/REP registered) with a special interest in post-natal rehabilitation. After her second pregnancy, Rachel was unable to get rid of her "mummy tummy" even after her baby weight had disappeared. She was doing regular exercise including crunches and cross over oblique exercises and her tummy was getting bigger. She was given conflicting and confusing advice and could not find an exercise program specifically designed to help until she was introduced to the Tupler Technique® by an American friend. She was delighted by the results, losing 3 inches around her waist and achieving a 50% reduction in her diastasis in just 3 weeks. She found that the Tupler Technique® program had not only healed her diastasis, but strengthened her pelvic floor, reduced her waist size and toned and flattened her stomach. Rachel is determined to help men and women like her feel strong and body confident again with a program they could use for life. She trained with Julie in August 2011.
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Katrin Rey, PT
Katrin has been a Physical Therapist since 2001 specializing and working in Orthopedic Rehab, including certification and experience in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and Manual Therapy. After living in the USA with her family for 5 years, she moved back to Germany in 2016. Upon returning she noticed a huge demand and information gap on pre- and post-natal care for mothers - and women in general - and grew more interested in specializing in gynecology and women’s health. She first learned of the Tupler Technique® when an American friend reached out for advice on diastasis recti. Katrin started researching and continued to notice the neglect for this medical issue in Germany. Convinced this technique would benefit so many women desperately seeking help she set up a Skype call with Julie Tupler, RN to learn more about her program - quickly deciding to participate. During her study time she witnessed the amazing results for both herself and her case studies: closing of their diastasis, improved core strength, pelvic floor strength and improved mind-body-awareness. She is proud to be the first Tupler Technique® Trained Professional in all of Germany. Katrin is a mom of two girls and lives in Frankfurt/Germany where she currently studies pelvic floor dysfunctions, K-Taping and evidence based Breastfeeding & Lactation Consultation.
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Chiara De Benedetti
Chiara graduated with honors in Physical Education in Rome in 1995 and she is currently completing a degree in Nutrition Science. She has been a physical education teacher and a certified personal trainer for over 20 years. She is also the athletic trainer of one Italy’s national women’s volleyball teams. An athlete, a professional and a mother, she noticed she had diastasis recti after her second pregnancy. Until then, she knew little about this condition, which affects many more people than she had thought. After several years of research and study Chiara learned about the Tupler Technique®. That was when she realized why she couldn’t get rid of her “mummy tummy” despite all the exercises she did every day—she was doing the wrong exercises! The Tupler Technique® program gave her a new shape. She was so impressed with her results, that she decided to dedicate her energy to the dissemination of the technique in Italy, a country where the solution for diastasis recti is considered to be primarily surgical. She became a Tupler Technique® Trained Professional December 2018 and is honored to be the first licensee in Italy.
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Juliette Andrade Ovalle
San Luis PotosÃ,
Juliette has a Posgraduate Degree in Excercise and Sports Physiology from the University of Dublin, Ireland. Juliette also has a Bachelor degree with honors in Kinesiology from St. Edward´s University, Austin, TX, as well as different international certifications, mother of three children and is the wife of an Urologist.
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Cindy Tábata Delgado Orozco, PT
San Luis PotosÃ
Cindy has a Master's degree in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Pain Treatment from Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain. She also has a Graduate degree in Physical Therapy from Universidad del Valle de México, S.L.P. Cindy has a Postgraduate in the Treatment of Dysfunctions of Temporomandibular Joint, Kinesiotaping, and Certifications in Miofascial pain and trigger points, "Dry needling", "Pelvic floor dysfunctions and its treatment with physiotherapy".
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Kirsten has been a midwife since 2001, working at delivery ward and in maternity at Klinik Im Park hospital in Zürich. In addition to pregnancy check-ups, natural births, c-sections and post-natal care, she has been teaching pre and postnatal classes for over 13 years, with her goal being to help the mother regain core and pelvic floor strength. She noticed the lack of information and knowledge of medical professionals and physiotherapists in this area when she realized she had no idea where to send the clients to heal it. In Switzerland, the condition is often ignored, and therefore, information about the condition of a diastasis is rare. Even more rare are therapists that know how to treat it. She decided to learn as much as she could and began to work with clients that had diastasis. In 2015, Kirsten and a colleague founded the one and only individual diastasis consultation in Switzerland, at Hirslanden Klinik Im Park in Zürich, treating successfully women with diastasis recti in individualized consultations. After learning about the Tupler Technique® and reading Together Tummy® she knew that the Tupler Technique® was exactly the program she was looking for. In 2018, Kirsten became the first Tupler Technique® professional in Switzerland.