About the Tupler Technique®

The Tupler Technique® is a research and evidence-based exercise program to treat diastasis recti, which is the separation of the abdominal muscles. This program is suitable for women, men, and children and is recognized as one the best non-surgical treatment for diastasis recti.

Closing a diastasis with the Tupler Technique® focuses on healing connective tissue.

This is achieved through:

1. Continuously approximating or bringing both the connective tissue and muscles closer together using the Diastasis Rehab Splint®. This action removes the stretch from the “stretched out” connective tissue, positioning it better to heal and perform the Tupler Technique® exercises. It also positions the outermost abdominal muscles better for these exercises. To effectively strengthen abdominal muscles, they need to be close together and move from front to back. When they are separated they will move sideways which not only does not strengthen the muscles but it stretches the connective tissue.

2. Protecting the connective tissue from activities and movements that stretch it, such as crunches, forward crossover movements, downward-facing abdominals, or movements that flare the ribs.

3. Developing transverse awareness and strength with the Tupler Technique® exercises. This ensures the transverse muscle is correctly used during daily activities and workouts. These exercises put tension on the “splinted” connective tissue, helping to make it stronger.

4. Reducing a diastasis with the Tupler Technique® is crucial before abdominal surgery (such as umbilical hernia repair) to prevent an incisional hernia, and during pregnancy to avoid a C-section.