The Ultimate Solution To Help Mothers Reconnect With Their Bodies And Rebuild Post-Baby Foundations

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By Wendy Powell, Postpartum Exercise Expert, Founder + CEO of MuTu System


This information relates to every woman who is having, has had, or will ever have a baby, who wants to regain full use and look of her beautiful pre-baby body (who doesn’t?). Whether she has just had a baby, has teenage children, or if she is about to give birth, she needs to know about Wendy Powell and the MuTu System. Wendy is an expert in post partum and post pregnancy exercise, and after working with thousands of women, Wendy realized how misinformed most of them were, specifically when it came to exactly how their abdominal muscles change as a result of pregnancy. Mothers who suffer from Mommy Tummy (aka pregnancy belly and a weak pelvic floor) are often misinformed. Medically endorsed MuTu System is a 12-week program with a whole-body approach to alignment and foundation core connection for natural activation. It can help help all moms, new and old, rebuild a foundation for a strong core, a healthy pelvic floor, and will get them on the road to achieving their pre-baby body. No mother will want to miss this.


Mommy Tummy Begone: tighten pregnancy muscles in 12 weeks or 12 YEARS later. Your prayers are answered!

It happened. You can’t believe it did. But it did. The evidence is there. Staring you in the face. Demanding your attention with every cute little cry and tiny little eyebrow. Yes, that one carefree night 9 months ago (well, 10 months ago) led to the birth of your beautiful new baby. You never thought you could love something so much. And then you met your little one, and your entire world changed.

And so did your body.

It’s hard to admit it, but though you are over the moon about your new bundle of joy, every time you look down at your body, you don’t recognize it anymore. And if you’re being honest, you don’t love what you see. What’s really got you down is that brand new pudgy belly you can’t seem to shake off no matter how many planks you suffer through, no matter how many green juices you drink, and no matter how many sit ups you can muster, you simply cannot get your “mommy tummy” to go back to it’s pre-baby fabulousness. Even your doctors will tell you, “That’s just how your body is, does, and feels now.” Don’t stand for mediocrity.

Wendy Powell knows your plight. A fitness expert with 2 kids of her own, specializes in post partum and post-pregnancy exercise, Wendy developed a technique called MuTu System, which has been endorsed by specialist physical therapists and physios worldwide. It’s specifically designed to help mommies rebuild the foundations of their core and pelvic floor in just 12 weeks, so they can go on to flatten their aptly named Mummy Tummies and continue being the great moms they are.

You see, that’s just it. No one tells women how to get their entire bodies (INSIDE and out) back into fighting shape after giving birth. They are either told to just workout, or they are kindly but tersely reminded that they had a baby (thanks Captain Obvious), and that their bodies are just going to be different now.

Well that’s just not good enough! Under no circumstances do you have to go through life with a body that no longer makes you feel sexy, confident, and whole just because you decided to have children.

“I know you may be feeling disconnected from your body, guilty or self indulgent for wanting to change it, dis-empowered or dismissed by medical professionals. I know you feel like everyone else has it all worked out, and it’s only you floundering. I can tell you right now that they don’t, and you’re not. I’ve been there and I’ve worked with thousands of women around the world who all feel the same. It CAN be better than that, and you deserve A LOT better.”

But let’s deal with the main issue, the one that MuTu System addresses: diastasis recti, also known as abdominal separation, is commonly defined as the gap between the two sides of the rectus (aka your 6 pack) abdominis muscle (although this itself, is caused by the larger problem of misalignment). It happens during pregnancy to almost 100% of women! Your body has to not only rearrange your organs, but also, your muscles in order to make room for your baby. But after birth, the muscles don’t always reconnect. This leads to diastasis recti…or the “no-pack.” Research confirms that merely aspiring to “close the gap” is neither helpful nor anatomically correct. MuTu System provides the ability to connect with, restore & use the deep muscles of your core correctly…which is vital to gaining back your function and strength. Merely pulling the gap closed (like some methods suggest)…isn’t. MuTu helps moms achieve deep connection, along with the whole body, and natural movement rather than excessive or isolated “core work”.

And because of this separation, you can do plank all day long and follow it up with a thousand sit-ups and green salads, but you will never (ever) get your post baby pudge to budge. In fact, trying to strengthen the muscles in this way actually makes things worse, weakening your pelvic floor, and leading to more instances of wetting yourself after becoming a mom, an all too common, embarrassing and yet preventable situation. You have to reconnect the muscles before you can strengthen them. Period. There is no other way.

Thankfully, that’s what MuTu System does! The Mummy Tummy workout system is a complete body makeover for moms who want to lose the baby belly, improve pelvic floor function, strengthen their core and get strong, fit and truly body confident.


So what are you waiting for? Try the MuTu system today! If you have any questions about the MuTu system or if you’re unsure if it’s appropriate for you, ask your physical therapist.

Be Well,


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Wendy Powell is the creator and founder of the medically endorsed MuTu® System Programs. She has extensive coaching experience in this specialist area and has worked personally with hundreds, and ‘virtually’ with many thousands, of pregnant women and new moms around the world


What are pelvic floor muscles?

The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that run from the coccyx to the pubic bone. They are part of the core, helping to support our entire body as well as providing support for the bowel, bladder and uterus. These muscles help us maintain bowel and bladder control and are involved in sexual pleasure and orgasm. The technical name of the pelvic floor muscles is the Levator Ani muscle group. The pudendal nerve, the levator ani nerve, and branches from the S2 – S4 nerve roots innervate the pelvic floor muscles. They are under voluntary and autonomic control, which is a unique feature only they possess compared to other muscle groups.

What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a specialized area of physical therapy. Currently, physical therapists need advanced post-graduate education to be able to help people with pelvic floor dysfunction because pelvic floor disorders are not yet being taught in standard physical therapy curricula. The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center provides extensive training for our staff because we recognize the limitations of physical therapy education in this unique area.

What happens at pelvic floor therapy?

During an evaluation for pelvic floor dysfunction the physical therapist will take a detailed history. Following the history the physical therapist will leave the room to allow the patient to change and drape themselves. The physical therapist will return to the room and using gloved hands will perform an external and internal manual assessment of the pelvic floor and girdle muscles. The physical therapist will once again leave the room and allow the patient to dress. Following the manual examination there may also be an examination of strength, motor control, and overall biomechanics and neuromuscular control. The physical therapist will then communicate the findings to the patient and together with their patient they establish an assessment, short term and long term goals and a treatment plan. Typically people with pelvic floor dysfunction are seen one time per week for one hour for varying amounts of time based on the severity and chronicity of the disease. A home exercise program will be established and the physical therapist will help coordinate other providers on the treatment team. Typically patients are seen for 3 months to a year.

What is pudendal neuralgia and how is it treated?

Pudendal Neuralgia is a clinical diagnosis that means pain in the sensory distribution of the pudendal nerve. The pudendal nerve is a mixed nerve that exits the S2 – S4 sacral nerve roots, we have a right and left pudendal nerve and each side has three main trunks: the dorsal branch, the perineal branch, and the inferior rectal branch. The branches supply sensation to the clitoris/penis, labia/scrotum, perineum, anus, the distal ⅓ of the urethra and rectum, and the vulva and vestibule. The nerve branches also control the pelvic floor muscles. The pudendal nerve follows a tortuous path through the pelvic floor and girdle, leaving it vulnerable to compression and tension injuries at various points along its path.

Pudendal Neuralgia occurs when the nerve is unable to slide, glide and move normally and as a result, people experience pain in some or all of the above-mentioned areas. Pelvic floor physical therapy plays a crucial role in identifying the mechanical impairments that are affecting the nerve. The physical therapy treatment plan is designed to restore normal neural function. Patients with pudendal neuralgia require pelvic floor physical therapy and may also benefit from medical management that includes pharmaceuticals and procedures such as pudendal nerve blocks or botox injections.

What is interstitial cystitis and how is it treated?

Interstitial Cystitis is a clinical diagnosis characterized by irritative bladder symptoms such as urinary urgency, frequency, and hesitancy in the absence of infection. Research has shown the majority of patients who meet the clinical definition have pelvic floor dysfunction and myalgia. Therefore, the American Urologic Association recommends pelvic floor physical therapy as first-line treatment for Interstitial Cystitis. Patients will benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy and may also benefit from pharmacologic management or medical procedures such as bladder instillations.

Who is the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Team?

The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center was founded by Elizabeth Akincilar and Stephanie Prendergast in 2006, they have been treating people with pelvic floor disorders since 2001. They were trained and mentored by a medical doctor and quickly became experts in treating pelvic floor disorders. They began creating courses and sharing their knowledge around the world. They expanded to 11 locations in the United States and developed a residency style training program for their employees with ongoing weekly mentoring. The physical therapists who work at PHRC have undergone more training than the majority of pelvic floor physical therapists and as a result offer efficient and high quality care.

How many years of experience do we have?

Stephanie and Liz have 24 years of experience and help each and every team member become an expert in the field through their training and mentoring program.

Why PHRC versus anyone else?

PHRC is unique because of the specific focus on pelvic floor disorders and the leadership at our company. We are constantly lecturing, teaching, and staying ahead of the curve with our connections to medical experts and emerging experts. As a result, we are able to efficiently and effectively help our patients restore their pelvic health.

Do we treat men for pelvic floor therapy?

The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center is unique in that the Cofounders have always treated people of all genders and therefore have trained the team members and staff the same way. Many pelvic floor physical therapists focus solely on people with vulvas, this is not the case here.

Do I need pelvic floor therapy forever?

The majority of people with pelvic floor dysfunction will undergo pelvic floor physical therapy for a set amount of time based on their goals. Every 6 -8 weeks goals will be re-established based on the physical improvements and remaining physical impairments. Most patients will achieve their goals in 3 – 6 months. If there are complicating medical or untreated comorbidities some patients will be in therapy longer.


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