(Diastasis Rehab Splint® & Togethertape™)
GET THE RIGHT SPLINT SIZE
BACK SIDE MEASUREMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Measure your back, from one side to the other side (where the side seam of a tight fitting garment would be) at the level right below your breast. The pad size of the splint is the most important measurement. You do not want the pad of the splint to be too big. If it rests on the front of your belly it does not allow much room to reposition your muscles together. You also do not want the pad to be too small or you will have trouble attaching the elastic arms of the splint. The pad should be resting on your sides in the location where the side seam of a garment would be.
BODY CIRCUMFERENCE MEASUREMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Measure the circumference of your body over your belly button where your belly is the largest. Measure in the evening when your belly is the largest. Your muscles should be relaxed when you measure. Waist size does not determine belly size.
WAIST HEIGHT MEASUREMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Measure the distance between the bottom of your sternum to your belly button. If it is 6 inches or less than a short torso splint would be good for you. A short torso splint is also good for children Many clients wear two short torsos so they stay in place better.. If the measurement is 7 to 9 inches then a regular torso on top and short torso on the bottom will give you the coverage you need. If the measurement is 10 inches and up then two regular torso splints will give you the coverage you need. Besides giving you more coverage so you don't have your belly coming out of the bottom, wearing two splints also helps keep the splints in place better.
NEED HELP GETTING RIGHT SIZE?
a) If you are having trouble determining your size or wondering if you should wear one or two splints, CLICK HERE and download this page. Fill in all your measurements with two belly photos and send it to us as an attachment and you will get help getting the right size or sizes. Most of our clients do wear two splints for more coverage and wearing two makes them stay in place better. It prevents “belly out the bottom.” Email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
b) Your belly will become smaller and the elastic arms of your splint may become longer. In this case, you may do one of the following:
:Put a hem in the arms to make them smaller or take the hook velcro piece off at the end of the elastic arm, cut the elastic around 2 inches and then sew the hook velcro back on.
:Attach elastic arms to the side of the splint. If they are attaching to the back they are too long and the splint will become less effective.
c) We now have the Togetherwear Tank and Splint.
: Tank is made out of loop velcro
: Splint attaches to the tank top as it has hook velcro on the pad and the top and bottom elastic arms.
: Softer elastic splint arms so it is more comfortable to sleep in.
d) If your circumference size is larger than the range on the chart, you can make them longer by:
: Stretching them
: Add a longer piece of hook velcro to the existing one.
: Use our extenders as a last resort.
(These extenders are also ideal during pregnancy)