- Diastasis Rehab Splint®
- Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Video*
- Tupler Technique® Guidebook
- Corrective Connective Tissue Cream
- 18 Week Ongoing Online Support Program
- dyna band
This is our “complete” package with one Diastasis Rehab Splint®, the Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy® Video, the Tupler Technique® Guidebook,Corrective Connective Tissue Cream and the dyna band. This package is for any woman who has a diastasis recti. It does not matter when you had your child or even if you have had a child. A diastasis recti causes a protruding belly that looks like a “mummy tummy.” Pregnancy is just one of the causes of a diastasis. Doing exercises incorrectly and abdominal surgery is another.
You need these five items to get you started with the 4 step Tupler Technique® Program. Just wearing the splint will not close your diastasis as it is just one of the 4 steps of the program. You need the video to learn the 4 steps which is done the first six weeks of the program. In week six you will then learn how to incorporate the Tupler Technique® into an exercise routine. For more information about the video click here. There is so much information on the video that you need the Tupler Technique® Guidebook to give you the program in a simple organized manner. It gives you a summary of the 4 steps and a daily exercise chart progressing over 18 weeks. For more information about the guidebook click here. The Corrective Connective Tissue Cream is important to help nourish your connective tissue on your belly as well as prepare your skin for 4 weeks for the Together Tape. This cream can also be used as a face cream.Click here for a summary of the nutrients in the cream specially created for healing connective tissue. The dyna band is the resistance band that is used in the exercise portion of the video. It is a great piece of equipment that you can use for muscle strengthening both your upper and lower body. It also travels well! If you already have one then you can get Women’s Package #1.
18 Week Ongoing Online Support Program: I realized that many people bought the package and did not do it or were not as successful as they could have been if they had had support. So I created this 18 week ONGOING support program to support everyone doing the program on an ongoing basis. You can repeat weeks and start over as many times as you like. Since this is a program I want you to do the rest of your life, I want it to be available for you as long as I am alive and in business! I will be doing live webinars once a month to answer all your questions. These will be recorded and posted on the program site. Each week there will be a video ( or two) to watch, Tupler Tips and a blog where you can communicate with others doing the program. This is the place to share your experience and ask for support. I highly recommend reaching out and getting a belly buddy to work with. This makes the program more fun and more effective as you always work harder when you are accountable to someone else! After you purchase this package you will get an automatic email with instructions how to join the program. If you do not get an email, check your spam first. Then let us know and we will send you another email. I look forward to supporting you with my program. Julie
There are now two different model splints. The original and the new one for children and people with a short torso. The original model is 8 inches tall and has 3 arms. The short torso splint is 6 inches tall and has 2 arms. For the Women's Package Two with the short torso splint click here.
The purpose is to “position” both the connective tissue and the muscles. It takes the stretch off the connective tissue putting it in a better position to heal. By bringing the muscles closer together you are able to feel your muscles working better thus making the exercises more effective as they will move in a backward position instead of sideways. Our splint will not weaken your abdominal muscles. The purpose of other abdominal binders is "compression" or bringing your abdominals back towards your spine. That is the job of you innermost transverse abdominal muscle. Once you strengthen your transverse muscle with the Tupler Technique® exercises your transverse muscle can be your compression binder!
Wearing a Diastasis Rehab Splint® is just ONE of the 4 steps of the Tupler Technique® Program. You must do the other 3 steps taught in the Diastasis Rehab video to close your diastasis. The guidebook then supports you in doing the program on a daily basis. If you are just wearing the splint and not doing the exercises you will not close your diastasis. You need to wear the splint until the connective tissue is shallow.
Please wear the splint all the time. Even when you sleep. Take it off to bathe for 15 minutes. If you broke your leg you 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. You 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.
- Put the pad on your back and make sure it is even on each side. The label should be on the inside of the bottom left hand side. Hold the arm on the label side with your left hand and the top arm on the other side with your right hand. The top of the splint should be right on top of the bottom of your ribs.
- Now you want to cross the arms to the other side and switch hands. Make sure when crossing the arms that the top arm stays on top. So now the left hand is holding the top arm and the right hand is holding the arm from the other side.
- With knees slightly bent and holding transverse in at 5th floor, gather in your hand the top arm that you are holding with your left. Keep that hand on your belly. Now move the muscle on the right side of your body towards the middle of your body. Hold it in that position with the heel of your other hand. Now straighten this arm that you are holding with your left hand and attach the end of the arm on the top on the left hand side of the splint. Look in a mirror so you can see where you are attaching it. Do not attach it too high or it will be on off the splint and may irritate your skin or hook on your clothing. Do not attach it too low or it will interfere with the arm on that side.
- Pull the arm on the label side down away from the top arm. Gather this arm in your right hand. With transverse in at 5th floor, take the heel of your left hand and move the muscle on the left side to the middle. Straighten the arm and with your left hand attach it on top right side of the splint.
- Pull down the bottom arm on the right hand side away from the upper arm. Gather this arm in your left hand. With your transverse at 5th floor, move the muscle on the right side of your body to the middle. Straighten the arm and attach on the bottom of the left hand side of the splint.
- When you are approximating (or cinching together) the muscles a side effect is that it may bulge out the bottom. In week 4 of the program when you double splint you will be able to focus on this area of the belly
Wear the splint all the time except while bathing. Can be worn over a fitted undergarment or directly on skin The way you move your body will affect how the splint stays in place. When getting up and down from a seated to standing position or when bending over, always move with a flat back. Arching or rounding your back will make it move out of place.
If you have a medical condition and are under doctor’s care please speak to your doctor about wearing a splint and doing our program. Many physicians do not know about our research and evidence based program. So if you email us, we are glad to speak with your doctor about our program to see if it is appropriate for you. There are many ways to “modify” our program for many medical conditions. This splint can be worn during pregnancy. We recommend starting to wear it in your second trimester when you are feeling better. Wearing a splint can cause nausea which is a common symptom in your first trimester. The exercises, however, can be started in the first trimester.
With some medical conditions it is better to hold a splint (scarf or arms of sweater) when doing the seated and back lying exercises instead of wearing our Diastasis Rehab Splint®. When you bring the two separated muscles together you will be putting the displaced abdominal organs back to their original position. This may cause pressure on the organs above (heart) and below (pelvic floor) them. So if you have any heart conditions it is best to not wear a splint. If you have any type of prolapses you can wear the splint if you do not feel any pressure in your pelvic floor. If you do feel pressure, then just "hold" splint when doing the seated or back lying exercises. If you are wearing the splint, make sure that you do not put it on too tight. Also make sure when you do the exercises that you do the following:
1. Count out loud. Holding your breath puts pressure on both the pelvic floor and weak connective tissue joining the abdominal muscles.
2. Engage both the abdominal and the pelvic floor muscles at the same time when doing the seated and back lying exercises.
3. Decrease the repetitions of the seated contracting exercise repetitions when doing the contracting exercises from 100 to 25 or less.
Please stand in front of a mirror when putting on your splint so you put it on correctly. Please limit taking on and off the splint to no more than 3-4 times a day. Continuously pulling the hook velcro off the loop velcro will prevent it from sticking. Velcro does wear out. That is the nature of velcro if you overuse it. 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.
The area being splinted is a difficult area to splint because it is between two sets of bones. The ribcage on top and the pelvis on the bottom.
So it will be difficult to keep it in place. Wearing it over a fitted undergarment or t-shirt seems and also velcroing the bottom arm of the splint to your undergarment seems to help. It is also important to stand up and sit down or bend over with a flat back.
Know that you will have to adjust the splint. If you are short-waisted or have large hips it will be more difficult to keep it in place. So you may want to get our splint designed for a short torso. If you have a long torso, you may want to wear two splints. It will give you more belly coverage and stay in place better.
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. Make sure you take the measurement from the bottom of your sternum to your belly button to see if you need to wear two regular torso splints, regular torso and short torso on the bottom or two short torso splints.
If you still have questions relating to the splint, please read our FAQ Page.
Splints and Corrective Connective Tissue Cream are NOT returnable.
- Outer Pad - 80% Nylon
- 20% Spandex Inner Pad - 50% Polyurethane
- 50% Nylon Elastic Arms - 60% Dacron
- 40% Rubber Thread Velcro Hook - 100% Nylon
Look in a mirror when putting your splint on so you attach it in the right place. Attaching and detaching it too many times will make the Velcro lose it effectiveness. Wear it over a fitted tank top so you can wash it less frequently.
To purchase a second splint click here.
Since you are wearing your splint 24/7, you may want to buy a second splint so you can wear one and then wash one. While buying this package, if you wish to purchase a second splint, please use code:WEARONEWASHONE at checkout to receive a $5 discount.
We do not ship to P.O boxes or APO or FPO addresses. We do not ship to countries that have a Trained Professional. If you have a problem getting products from that Trained Professional please let us know. Please check the Trainers in Your Area Page to buy from a Trained Professional close to you as you will save money on the shipping.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION
On all orders, there is a 8 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.
We ship by UPS. Please allow 7 to 15 business days. Please note we are NOT responsible for any duties or taxes your country may charge. If you refuse the package because of these charges and the package is returned to us, the refund you will receive will be minus a 50% refusal fee and a10% restocking fee of the total price of the products. All shipping costs from and then back to our fulfillment house will be deducted from your refund.
We do not ship to P.O boxes or APO or FPO addresses. We do not ship to countries that have a Trained Professional. If you have a problem getting products from that Trained Professional please let us know. Please check the Trainers in Your Area Pageto buy from a Trained Professional close to you as you will save money on the shipping.