Kelly Dean, MPT

Functional Core Rehab Specialist and Founder of The Tummy Team


Reclaiming Your Body in the Midst of Motherhood

Kelly is a neuromuscular re-education Physical Therapist specializing in the functional rehabilitation of the internal muscles of the core and pelvic floor. Kelly performed her undergraduate work at the University of New Mexico, where she also swam competitively for four years. She received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 1997. Kelly is the founder of The Tummy Team and has developed the unique Tummy Team approach to functional core and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Kelly has combined her years of clinical experience as a brain injury specialist with her passion for “real-life rehab” and functional integration to treat the common yet neglected conditions of the core. She has created a comprehensive, realistic and effective approach to treating diastasis recti, low back pain, pelvic pain and instability, pelvic floor dysfunction and so many other core related conditions. Read less Kelly has presented at medical schools, medical conferences and birth centers across the country. The Tummy Team now offers 7 online client programs and 4 online continuing education courses that are transforming the way we treat conditions of the core. With a heart to change the standard of care for women (and men) struggling with functional core weakness and diastasis recti everywhere, The Tummy Team has developed comprehensive professional apprentice and professional training endorsement program for rehab, birth and fitness professionals. Kelly is a passionate educator who mixes over 20 years of clinical experience and vast knowledge of functional core rehab with her authentic and practical teaching style. She makes learning fun and meaningful and easily applicable.


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