Services

Personalized Individual Core Rehabilitation (Postpartum)

One-on-one training using the Tummy Team method of integrated, functional core rehabilitation.  You will learn a ton about your body: Anatomy, function, alignment/posture, how to breathe, move, exercise, use your core functionally and integrated in all you do.

EVERYONE is different and although the cost of a group is less, in a group setting we cannot address the specific factors that have played into the creation of your diastasis or functionally weak core.  We do not want anyone going through all the work of rehabilitation, only to find that 6 weeks or 6 months later it still has not healed due to some mechanical factor (alignment, movement pattern) in your life that we could be overlooked in a group setting due to time constraints.  Your success is our success and we want to walk side by side with you on this journey!

Remember;  The program consists of 3 to 5 sessions, 2 to 3 weeks apart so you are not coming every week – nor for a long period of time.   Please call 847-420-9764 to schedule your session(s).

Strong Tummies’ training is not gender specific! You do not have to be a woman or have been through a pregnancy to have a “mummy tummy” or belly bulge.  We have many men clients who succeed well and heal!

Prenatal Core Preparations

Core Rehab is not just for Postpartum! Come and learn just how important a strong core is for the rest of your pregnancy… and how that can help during labor and delivery.

  • What’s a transverse abdominis?
  • Can a diastasis affect not only your pregnancy, but also your labor and delivery?
  • What is your core?
  • The importance of core strength during pregnancy, labor and delivery
  • What is Optimal Fetal Alignment and how can Core Rehab Help
  • Splinting during pregnancy? When, why and how.
  • How can core work help now?

Don’t think you have to wait until you are done having children before you Rehab your Core – Give us a call and set up a time to begin now!

Initial 10 – 15 Minute Tummy Check/Consult

At this session we will check for a functionally weak core or measure the distance between your Abdominal muscles and discuss your options. $15.00

Fee Schedule: 

Initial Consultation (60 Minutes) $100.00    Subsequent Sessions (45 Minutes) $75.00

Phone Consultation 30 minutes $45.00           Skype Sessions (60 Minutes) $100.00

Are you a Doula, Midwife, Chiropractor and Want to Learn How to Check your Patients?

Give me a call and schedule your free consultation to learn the proper technique to check their tummies and help them on the road to recovery!

Mom’s Groups

We love to speak to Moms and share the information we have learned internationally about prenatal and postpartum bodies. Weak cores that go hand in hand with chronic back pain, gastrointestinal problems, and incontinence can be strengthened – and crunches and sit-ups are not the answer (in fact, can make our “mummy tummies” worse). Give us a call to schedule today! 

Group Tummy Checks

If you have a group of friends or coworkers and would like to arrange a quick Belly Check at your home or office, please contact StrongTummies and we will accommodate you!

Core Rehab… and More taught at ohmMother Yoga, Dundee, Illinois

A 5-week class for any Mom in her 4th trimester (in other words… any woman who has born a child!)

Postpartum Moms build a foundation before you go back to your regular exercises classes, planks, machines.  

After the marathon of labor … your doctor has released you.  Now what?  You don’t feel the same … you don’t look the same …  the world tells you that you should be Super Woman up and start working out like pre-pregnancy, immediately, but you sense that your body may not be quite ready.

This class is for you!!  You are correct – listen to your body!  Come learn how to bridge that workout gap and get ready for your workouts safely but with great inner strength.  Deep Core strength. Learn how to re-engage your core after your baby in everything you do, with good alignment and strong ab work.  Not crunches, which will just make that remaining baby pooch worse, but ab work that will strengthen the whole “true core” canister in your body so that it will hold up to great workouts at the gym or outside!  

But more than that, this is not an exercise class, but rehabilitation and education…. We explore anatomy and learn about “true” core and what that is, diastasis, the pelvic floor, and incontinence and how it is all linked.  Do you leak when you laugh or sneeze…do you know why or that it may be “common” but not “normal”?  You don’t have to live that way!!

What to expect from this class:  Education, Anatomy, Awareness.  How to strengthen your whole core together as a unit.  Building a strong foundation from the inside out.  This class might not make you sweat… but it will teach you mind and body connection that you can use so that you can go back to the gym and sweat with the best!

This is a women only, adult only class. Classes are only 1 hour for 5 weeks on Saturdays to accommodate new nursing mothers and babies.