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(Diastasis Rehab Splint® & Togethertape™)

(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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

a) 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)


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. 

Since you are wearing your splint 24/7, you may want to buy a one or two more  splints so you can wear (one or two) and then wash (one or two). While buying this package, if you wish to purchase a second splint, please use code:WEARONEWASHONE at checkout to receive a $5 discount.   

TOGETHERTAPE™ SIZING & APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

WATCH THE VIDEO TO LEARN ABOUT THE TOGETHERTAPE™

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SIZING & INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TOGETHERTAPE™

Sizing for the tape is determined by:

The size of your diastasis. You check your diastasis in three places. The size is determined by the location wherever it is the largest.

Small: Diastasis up to 4 fingers wide (6 centimeters if you are using our Diastometer™ to measure)

Medium: Diastasis between 4 and 6 fingers (6 to 8 centimeters)

Large: Diastasis 7 fingers (9 centimeters) or larger

Watch video for instructions on how to put on the tape.

how to put ON the DIASTASIS REHAB SPLINT®


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INSTRUCTIONS ON How to put on the Diastasis Rehab Splint®

STEP 1

If you are wearing one splint put the pad on the middle of your back. If you are wearing two splints put the first one you are putting on lower on your back. Whether it is a regular torso splint with 3 elastic arms or a short torso splint with 2 elastic arms, the label should be on the inside on the left. Make sure your splint or splints on in front of a mirror.

STEP 2

Hold the top arm on your right with your right hand and put the arm on your left between your legs. Hold the top elastic arm on your right with your left hand at the end of the arm where the hook Velcro is. Now gather it in your hand until you are touching your right hip bone. 


STEP 3

Bend your knees, bring your belly button to your spine and hold it there. Keep your back straight. Now with the heel of your right hand on top of the elastic arm, move the muscle and connective tissue towards the middle of your body. Continue hold the muscle and connective tissue at that middle position as you straighten the elastic arm with your left hand. Turn to the side and attach it on the top of the pad. Make sure it is on the pad. If it is off the pad, the hook Velcro will scratch you. If you attach it too low, it will interfere the elastic arm on that side. It should attach on the side. If it is attaching in the back you need to make the arm shorter. You only need to stretch it a little. It does to need to be really tight. Pull the arm on the left side down so the cutout on the arm is not under top arm.


STEP 4

Turn to the front and adjust the arm and pad so it is even. If you are wearing two splints this elastic arm should be over your belly button. The next arm to attach is the arm on the left with the label. If this is a short torso splint, then it will go straight across. It should cover the bottom of the top elastic arm. If it is a regular torso splint it will go on a diagonal. This left arm is held with your right hand. Gather it in your hand until your hand is touching your left hip bone. Bend your knees, belly button to the splint, now with the heel of your left hand move the muscle and connective tissue towards the middle of your body. Hold it there as you turn to the side so you can see where you attach it. Now straighten the elastic arm with your right hand to attach it. If it is a short torso splint you attach it on the bottom of the pad. If it is a regular torso splint you attach it on the top. Turn to the front and adjust the arm your just attached. Move it down.


STEP 5

If you are wearing a regular torso splint you have one more arm to attach. This is the bottom arm and goes straight across and attaches on the bottom of the pad. With your left hand again hold it and gather it in your hand until your hand touches your hip bone. Bend your knees and bring your belly button to your spine. With the heel of your left hand move the muscle and connective tissue towards the middle. Hold it there as you straighten the elastic arm with your right hand. Turn to the side and attach it on the bottom of the pad.  


STEP 6

If you are wearing two splints, then you put the second splint on top of the first splint. The top of this second splint should rest right under your breasts. Put this splint on the same way. The bottom arm on either the short torso or the regular torso should attach to both the top and bottom pad.