DIASTASIS REHAB SPLINT®& TOGETHER TAPE™ sIZING
GET THE RIGHT SIZE SPLINT.
splint size chart
You will need to take two measurements to get your correct size for both the regular and short torso splint. To determine if you need a short torso splint, see #3 below.
1. Measure your back, from one side to the other side (where the side seam of a tight fitting garment would be) at the level below your breast. The pad size of the splint is the most important measurement. You do not want the pad of the splint to be too big. If it rests on the front of your belly it does not allow much room to pull the muscles together. You also do not want the pad to be too small or you will have trouble attaching the arms of the splint. The pad should be resting on your sides in the location where the side seam of a garment would be.
2. Measure the circumference of your body over your belly button. Measure in the evening when your belly is the largest. Your muscles should be relaxed when you measure. Waist size does not determine belly size.
3. Measure the distance between the bottom of your sternum to your belly button. If it is 5 inches or less than a short torso splint would be good for you. A short torso splint works well on people with a pear shaped body. This splint also can be worn by children.
If you do not have a measuring tape, measure with a piece of string and then measure the string with a ruler. Please look at the chart below. It gives your back size and circumference size. If your circumference size is larger than the range on the chart, then the arms of the splint need to be longer. For this reason we have developed Extenders. They velcro on to the ends of each of the three arms to make them longer. These extenders are also ideal during pregnancy so you can wear your same splint during the second and third trimester. After a couple of weeks of doing the exercises your belly will become smaller and the elastic arms of your splint may become longer. Just put a hem in the arms to make them smaller.
measuring back size
measuring body circumference over belly button
measuring waist height from bottom of sternum to belly button
together tape™ note
Sizing for the tape is determined by the size of your diastasis size. You check your diastasis in three places. The size may be different in these three locations.
The size is determined by the location wherever it is the largest.
Small: Diastasis up to 4 fingers wide (6 centimeters if you are using our Diastometer™ to measure)
Medium: Diastasis between 4 and 6 fingers (6 to 8 centimeters)
Large: Diastasis 7 fingers (9 centimeters) or larger