Diastasis Recti Rehab

Learn how to close abdominal separation with the 4 step research and evidenced based Tupler Technique® Program

About Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti is the separation of the rectus abdominal muscles. The fibrous connective tissue that connects the recti muscles is called the Linea Alba; and it stretches sideways when the muscles separate. The recti muscles work to support the back and organs. These muscles need to be together to have a strong core.

Cause of Diastasis Recti

All women, men, and children are at risk for having a diastasis. Everyone is born with their muscles separated. Whether it closes depends on the amount of force or pressure on the connective tissue that joins the outermost muscles. If the muscles close, they are always at risk for separating again when there is a continuous force on the connective tissue.

Force can be caused by weight gain in the abdominal area, the growing uterus during pregnancy, and using abdominal muscles incorrectly while doing sports and exercises (crutches, gymnastics, yoga, tennis, golf and kickboxing).

Separated muscles are weak muscles and a diastasis can cause back problems, pelvic floor problems, abdominal hernias, problems pushing in labor, constipation and bloating. Pregnancy, cesarean sections, and hernia surgeries can place stress and weaken the connective tissue that connects these abdominal muscles.

Effects of Diastasis Recti

  • Low back pain or pelvic floor dysfunction
  • “Mummy tummy” or “guy gut” caused by protruding organs
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Risk of ventral hernia with abdominal trauma

Benefits of Closing a Diastasis Recti:

  • Flat belly and smaller waist
  • Relief of low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Relief of Gastrointestinal problems
  • Better posture
  • More effective pushing in labor

This 18 week program consists of in-person sessions and the following resources.

In-Person sessions:

Week 1: 120 minute evaluation
Week 3: 90 minutes evaluation 
Week 6: 90 minutes evaluation
Week 9: 15 minute belly check
Week 12: 15 minute belly check
Week 15: 15 minute belly check
Week 18: 15 minute belly check

Starting week 4, there is an optional add-on for Microcurrent Point Stimulation Therapy or Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. For the Tupler Technique Program, microcurrent therapy can be used for increasing cellular regeneration in the connective tissue for healing diastasis recti when used along the linea alba. PRP is the component of the blood (plasma) which contains 5x higher concentrations of platelets. PRP is injected along the linea alba to repair and rejuvenate damaged connective tissue. Serial PRP injections will expedite healing of the stretched out connective tissue caused by diastasis recti.

Program includes:

  • 1 Tupler Technique® Guidebook
  • 1 Streaming Video (Diastasis Recti video for women or men)
  • 1 “Together Tummy” book
  • 1 Corrective Connective Tissue Cream
  • 1 Together Tape
  • 1 Together Wear tank top and splint
  • 1 DynaBand
  • 2 Diastasis Rehab Splints
  • 2 Synovx Tendon & Ligament supplements
  • 1 Online Support Program
  • 2 Small exercise balls
Check out this episode from Well Adjusted Mama featuring Julie Tupler, Founder of the Tupler Technique: Healing Diastasis Recti


Here is the direct link for the Online Tupler Technique® if you are interested in doing the program remotely and purchasing product directly off the site.