One (1) Diastasis Rehab Splint®
Purpose of Diastasis Rehab Splint®
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 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 DVD 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.
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Instructions for converting the original splint to the short torso
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.
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.
Contraindications For Wearing a Splint
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 you are lying down when you put it on and 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.
Problems Wearing a Diastasis Rehab Splint®
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 immportant 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.
When you bring the two halves of the muscles together your belly may bulge out on the bottom and top. This is normal. In week 4 of the program you will be double splinting (wearing a splint and also holding a splint). You can then work on pulling together the muscles in the lower area.
If you still have questions relating to the splint, please read our FAQ Page.
Splints are not returnable.
The pad on the splint is made of neoprene. The arms of the splint are made of elastic. Elastic does contain latex. It is recommended to wear the splint over fitted undergarment or shapewear.
“The Diastasis Rehab Splint® is the only abdominal binder designed to help close diastasis recti. By approximating (pulling together) the muscles this splint helps heal the connective tissue and helps my clients feel their muscles working better when they are doing the exercises.” Luanne Sforza, Physical Therapist (NYC)
“I owe my abdominal and upper body strength immediately after having my daughter to Julie Tupler’s Mummy Tummy program. Thank you.”- Sherry Stringfield , actress, ER
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