WEBINAR | Diastasis Recti: More Than Just a Pre-Natal Concern for Trainers


This webinar was broadcast January 30, 2018. Your purchase of this webinar will enable you to download a recording. You must download the recording within 30 days of purchase.

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Presented by Julie Tupler, RN

Diastasis recti is a separation of the outermost abdominal muscles (rectus abdominis). It is a condition that has been ignored by medical professionals because treatment for it has not been taught as part of their medical education. Side effects of diastasis recti are back and hip pain, abdominal hernias, GI problems such as bloating and constipation, pelvic floor problems and poor posture. This condition can put a pregnant woman at risk for a c-section and a person having abdominal surgery at risk for an incisional hernia. Improper exercise can make this condition worse!

In the webinar, Julie Tupler, RN, creator of the research and evidenced based Tupler Technique®, will teach:

  • Causes of a diastasis on women, men and children
  • Effects on the body
  • How to check for a diastasis 4 steps of the Tupler Technique®
  • How to incorporate the Tupler Technnique® into an exercise routine so it is “diastasis safe”
  • On completion of this webinar, participants will understand the importance of checking for a diastasis and incorporating the Tupler Technique® into their clients exercise routine.

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Julie Tupler is a Registered Nurse, Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Personal Trainer. She developed the Maternal Fitness® Program in 1990 and for over 25 years has been teaching and developing the Tupler Technique® Program for treatment of diastasis recti for women, men and children and also preparing clients for abdominal surgery and pregnant women for labor.

Dr. Oz calls her an expert on treating diastasis recti. New York Magazine calls her the guru for pregnant women. She has been featured on many national television programs such as the Today Show, Regis & Kelly as well as in many fitness, medical, and women’s health magazines.

The Tupler Technique® is the only research and evidence based program to treat a diastasis recti. Julie is now teaching the Tupler Technique® Program to medical and fitness professionals all over the world and you can see them listed on her website. She has written two bestselling books– Maternal Fitness (Simon& Schuster) and Lose Your Mummy Tummy (DaCapo), and is coming out with her third book “Together Tummy” late April. She has produced five DVDs and invented the Diastasis Rehab Splint® and Diastometer™ for measuring diastasis. Julie has also developed a six week online support program for her clients.

She is on the advisory board of Fit Pregnancy, Women’s Health Foundation and the Women’s Sports Foundation. She is a frequent speaker at medical and fitness conferences including the American Hernia Society where in 2011 and 2012 she presented abstracts about her program. Julie spoke on the non-surgical Tupler Technique® approach to Diastasis Recti at the first World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery, in Milan, Italy Center April, 2015.

Learn more at her website, diastasisrehab.com.

Julie Tupler, RN