Nutrition and Healing

Common questions

Q:What if I had a children a long time ago, can I still benefit from this technique?
A: Absolutely. It doesn't matter how long ago your diastasis was created, you can still make significant improvement in your diastasis and waistline as you heal it.

Q: How long will it take to heal my diastasis?
A: Healing time is very individual and depends on the:
1: depth and width of the diastasis ( a diastasis that is deeper with weak connective tissue will take longer to heal - than a wide one with shallower connective tissue)
2: Commitment to the 4 step program of the Tupler Technique

Q: My core and back are weak, will I still benefit from this technique if I don't have a diastasis?  
A: Yes. Most people that have a diastasis are not aware of it and its symptoms, but even if you don't this is a great core strengthening technique and you will learn body mechanics and ways to use your abdominals to help injuries and prevent them.

Q: Can I do crunches, v-sits, pilates 100 again after I close my diastasis?
A: NO!!! these exercises create a forward forceful movement at the belly button, which will re-create your diastasis and increase belly bulge! It is physically impossible to hold the belly button to the spine with these exercises. Only do exercises in wich you can work the core correctly ad hold the belly button to the spine.

Q: Will this technique help with low back pain, organ prolapse, digestion, tender abdominals?
A: Yes, it will help with back pain because the recti muscles are important for back support and cannot fully do their job when separated. The transverse strengthens five muscles in one, the obliques, recti, pelvic floor, and multifudi (muscles along spine), and when you strengthen these, you take pressure off your back joints and start using more muscle to support yourself and your pelvic floor.
Your abdominals will be less tender as your muscles approximate and give more support to your organs.

Q: Can I do this technique or take classes even though I am pregnant?
A: Absolutely!  I did this technique all throughout my last two pregnancies and it helped me keep my core strong and my back feeling great and minimize my diastasis, not too mention strengthening my abs for pushing and protecting my pelvic floor and uterine ligaments!!

Q: I have a prolapsed bladder.  How does that affect me? If you have any type of prolapses you can wear the splint if you do not feel pressure on your pelvic floor.  If you do feel pressure, then just "hold" a  splint when doing the seated or backlying exercises.  If you are wearing the splint, make sure it is not 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 the pelvic floor and weak connective tissue
2. Engage both the abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor muscles when doing the seated and backlying exercises
3. Decrease the amount of repetitions of the contracting exercises from 100 to 25 or less.