Before purchasing a splint it is important to measure yourself so you get the right size and model splint as splints are NOT RETURNABLE. CLICK HERE to learn how to measure yourself. Measuring yourself is also important as you may need to get two splints for more coverage. We have two model splints. A regular torso and short torso splint. The regular torso splint is 8 inches tall and has 3 arms. The short torso splint is 6 inches tall and has 2 arms usually the best one for children.
Putting on a Diastasis Rehab Splint® correctly is important to make sure it will be both comfortable and effective in closing your diastasis. CLICK HERE to learn how to put on your splint correctly whether you are wearing one regular or short torso splint or whether you are wearing two splints. If you are putting your splint on correctly and your belly bulges out the bottom, it means you need more coverage and you should wear two splints. To purchase a second splint either for more coverage, to keep it in place better or so you can wash the splint you are wearing. CLICK HERE Use this code to receive a $5 discount: WEARONEWASHONE
Splint Content Description
Outer Pad - 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex
Inner Pad - 50% Polyurethane, 50% Nylon
Elastic Arms - 60% Dacron 40%
Rubber Thread Velcro Hook - 100% Nylon
Splint Care: Hand Wash & Air Dry Only
The purpose of the splint is to “re-position" both the connective tissue and the separated muscles in a better position to make your diastasis recti smaller. The connective tissue needs to be in a narrow position to heal and the muscles need to be close together so they move in the right direction. Front to back instead of sideways. Our splint will not weaken their abdominal muscles. The purpose of other abdominal binders is "compression" or bringing your abdominals back towards your spine. That is the job of your innermost transverse abdominal muscle. Once they strengthen their transverse muscle with the Tupler Technique® exercises their transverse muscle can be their compression binder!
Wearing a Diastasis Rehab Splint® is just ONE of the 4 steps of the Tupler Technique® Program. They must do the other 3 steps taught in the Diastasis Rehab video to close their diastasis. If they are just wearing the splint and not doing the exercises they will not close their diastasis. They need to wear the splint until the connective tissue is strong enough to hold the muscles together.
Please have them wear the splint ALL the time ( if you can). Even when they sleep. They can take it off to bathe for 15 minutes. Make sure they clean and dry their belly button before putting their splint back on. If they broke their leg they would have to wear the cast all the time to continuously keep the two separated ends of the bone together so they heal. It is the same with connective tissue. They must continuously keep it in the same narrow position so it heals. You will know it has healed when it is shallow and you can't feel the muscles grabbing your fingers when you check it for them. Their splint will stay in place better if they wear it over a fitted undergarment and keep their back flat when getting up and down from a seated to standing position or when bending over. Arching or rounding their back will make it move out of place.
Please stand in front of a mirror when putting on their splint so you put it on them correctly. Attaching and detaching the splint too many times can decrease the effectiveness of the splint. The hook part of the velcro takes away the filaments on the loop part of the velcro. So adjust it instead of pulling the hook off the loop. Turn to the side when you are attaching the arms of your splint so you can see where you are attaching them. They need to be attached on the pad. If it is not on the pad it will scratch your skin. If you attach the arms too low it will affect the arm underneath it. The arms need to attach on the side of your splint. If they are attaching in the back, they are too long and you need to shorten them. You can do this by taking off the hook velcro at the end of the elastic arm, cutting the elastic and then sewing the hook velcro back on.
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR WEARING A SPLINT
If your child has a medical condition and is under doctor’s care please speak to their doctor about them wearing a splint and doing our program. Many physicians do not know about our research and evidence based program. So if you email us, Julie is glad to speak with their doctor about our program to see if it is appropriate for them. There are many ways to “modify” our program for many medical conditions.
This revolutionary video will teach your child the research-based Tupler Technique® Program. This is the only program that focuses on belly bonding (closing separated muscles). Once your child learns how to strengthen their abdominal muscles correctly, they will then learn how to use these muscles during activities of daily living and while exercising or doing sporting activities. Children can start this program as early as 5 years old.
Your child will love this fun video with songs and costumes that will teach them the 4 steps of TuplerTechnique® and how to use their abdominal muscles correctly at a very early age.
There is so much new information on the video that your child's needs this Tupler Technique® Guidebook to give them the program in a simple organized manner. It is the "cliff notes" of theTupler Technique®. It gives them a summary of the 4 steps and a daily exercise chart progressing over 18 weeks in a fun booklet that your child will love. It is a small book so it is easy to carry with you anywhere you go!
On all orders, there is a 4-hour delay from the time you place your order to the time your order reaches our fulfillment house. Once it reaches our fulfillment house and is shipped you will receive a tracking number from our fulfillment house. Our fulfillment house ships up to 3 pm EST each day Monday through Friday. To get your package out the fastest, please place your orders before 2 pm so that it can be shipped the next day. Orders placed after 3 pm will be shipped the following BUSINESS DAY.
We ship by USPS for all orders. Due to an increase in lost and stolen packages, we now require a signature on all our packages. So please send to a location where a signature can be gotten. If nobody is home, you will have to pick it up from the post office within ten days. After that, the package is returned to our fulfillment house. If it is returned, you will have to pay for shipping again. Please allow 3 to 5 business days. You will receive a tracking number to track from the post office. If you want to receive your order faster, please call us at 212-388-1308. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We do not ship to APO or FPO addresses.
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