TRACY SHER, MPT, CSCS
AKA ‘The Pelvic Guru’ of Sher Pelvic Health and Healing Physical Therapy in Orlando, FL and also of PelvicGuru.com. Board Director of IPPS.
“Since 1999, I’ve worked with women dealing with diastasis recti. One of the responsibilities of my first job was to teach an abdominal/core class. I realized that the majority of the women in the class had diastasis recti and didn’t even know it. They showed up specifically to “flatten the tummy” and complained of a “pooch that never went away”. They had been doing all of the wrong exercises for years after having their children. I wondered how many other women out there were dealing with the same thing, but didn’t have access to the right exercise and lifestyle information. Wendy Powell has come up with a way to reach many women all over the world! It’s wonderful to see that she has put together such a comprehensive MUTU System for women that’s accessible at all times. I endorse this program and am starting to implement it into my private practice for my women’s health physical therapy patients and fitness clients.”
JESSICA DRUMMOND MPT, CCN, CHC
Licensed Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist), certified clinical nutritionist and certified health coach, Founder and CEO of the Integrative Pelvic Health Institute in Houston, TX
“Wendy Powell’s MUTU System is an expertly designed program that helps women to safely recover their fitness after having a baby. This program is the key to recovering your post-baby body healthfully and with the support of trained professionals without spending a lot of money or having to go to the gym. This program makes it simple!”
AMY STEIN, DPT, BCB-PMD, IF
Author of Heal Pelvic Pain, Creator of Healing Pelvic and Abdominal Pain DVD, owner of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in NYC, Executive Board of International Pelvic Pain Society, Co-founder of Alliance for Pelvic Pain, and International speaker.
“MUTU system is an amazing, step-by-step, detailed program for prenatal and post-partum care. Every mom to be, new and experienced mom should follow this routine to gain a better understanding of the body and a strong and stable core.”
CAMILLA LAWRENCE B.SC (HONS), MCSP, MPOGP
Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Six Physio in London
“At last – a safe, fun, achievable and most importantly effective exercise program for Mums that really covers all the bases. Wendy’s passion and expertise shine through the whole program, she really knows her stuff, is refreshingly honest and a great motivator. Women’s Health Physiotherapists routinely assess treat Rectus Divarification + Pelvic Floor dysfunction, but there are few really good + safe training systems out there that not only help both these issues long-term but also cover nutrition, posture retraining, general strength and fitness work too – MUTU really is a complete holistic package. My patients frequently go on to use it after they have finished treatment with me, and love how it takes them to the next level and how it is completely possible to do – even with a baby (or 4!) at home and minimal time on their hands. I can’t recommend it more.”
LORI FORNER B.SC, MPHTY(ST), APAM
Physiotherapist & Stott Pilates Instructor at Lori Forner Physiotherapy, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
“I think the MUTU Program is great. I LOVED your explanation at the start. So simple and so functional! The breathing info and audios are also excellent and what I am trying to teach all my clients everyday!! Again, really well explained and I am so glad you addressed it. I really love how you incorporate hip/pelvic stability early on, as no matter how many pelvic floor exercises a mum may need to do, these are movements/postures mums need everyday. I also love your Posture Tips and how you stress and educate about no more sit-ups or planks…thank you! I think it’s a really great programme, especially for women who are more comfortable exercising in their homes or don’t feel like they can get out with babies and small children. The programme is very good value, and for patients attending physio, it would be a great compliment to their treatment. I think it’s an excellent program and I will tell my clients about it! Thanks for allowing me to review this. You can see your passion for this field and how on-the-ball you are with your information, especially in relation to relating it to function and daily life!”
Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Crystal Palace Physio Group in South East London
“As a Women’s Health Physiotherapist it’s great to have such a positive programme to refer mums to. The principles of the programme encompass all health aspects of the post-natal period. The exercises are simple to follow and easy to perform at home requiring minimal equipment.
The phased exercise programme allows the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles to strengthen after the physical strains of pregnancy and childbirth in a sensible manner, promoting closure of a rectus abdominus diastasis and improved core strength to help resolve and prevent lower back and pelvic girdle pain. Wendy has a wealth of knowledge on the changes to your body after pregnancy and childbirth and her approach is not only evidence based but very motivational.
Often mums don’t know where to start on getting back to exercise after having a baby and MUTU System is a great place to start. I don’t hesitate to recommend this programme to my patients.”
DR. ANITA KULKARNI MD
Dr. Anita Kulkarni is an award-winning, board certified female plastic surgeon in Washington DC, consistently ranked among the best in Washington DC.
She founded DC Plastic Surgery Boutique to bring to life her vision of creating an aesthetic practice for women, by women.
“I was initially introduced to MUTU System by one of my patients, a fitness instructor and mom of 3 who used MUTU after her last pregnancy. She started the system immediately after delivery and found significant improvement in her posture, comfort, and core strength after several months of dedicated practice. After she told me about her experience, I reviewed Wendy’s system myself and was immediately drawn to her focus on the mind-body connection and the way she helps moms “get to know” their core again.
I see moms in my plastic surgery practice all the time who are just a few months out from delivery and looking to make their pregnant-appearing belly go down. I always recommend that they start with non-surgical treatment before considering surgery, and Wendy’s MUTU System is my go-to recommendation.
If a woman still has significant muscle separation and a bulging belly after completing her core strengthening, then we start to consider surgery. Even when I am planning to surgically repair a woman’s diastasis, I still find value in having them do the program as a precursor to surgery. When a woman comes in for surgery with a healthy body and strong core, she recovers faster and better from the actual procedure! MUTU System can be a great adjunct to a tummy tuck and surgical diastasis repair.”
JAMILLE NIEWIARA, DPT
Physical Therapist, Sullivan Physical Therapy, Austin, Texas. The host of PT Below The Waist podcast
I am a pelvic floor physical therapist and treat many women who are pregnant as well as post partum. One thing that I always remind myself and other patients is that “Once post partum, always post partum.” As a pelvic floor physical therapist, we see many women with residual bladder, bowel, sexual, pelvic pain issues that have accumulated over time since having kids. They think these issues came from nowhere but often it was a result of weakness or tension in muscles that were left untreated for so long. Often many moms are so good about taking care of their family and taking care of themselves is left last on the list.
I absolutely love the MUTU system and its empowering message to women. I appreciate that they tell women it is never too late to start exercising and returning to a more healthy lifestyle and regaining your body. I like that MUTU doesn’t emphasize a goal of getting 6 pack abs but rather just learning to love your body again. I am 5 months post partum and knew from my line of work the importance of taking things easy and exercising to intensities at a graduated pace. MUTU is very good about taking things nice and slow and perfecting form rather than a lot of high intensity exercises in the beginning. It goes through exercises in a pace and quality that I give my post partum patients. I love that it also stresses the importance of safety and making modifications for those with a diastasis recti or prolapse. It also is a whole body system and discusses the importance of posture, body alignment, stress, and diet. Also, Wendy Powell’s soothing voice, relaxing music, and high quality videos is a plus!