Are you a new mom looking to get back into running? Are you wondering how your body can bounce back and how you can start running? Are you thinking – Can I even run after having a baby?
In this episode, Dr. Christine Pieton PT, DPT, MBA is going to educate us on how you as a mother runner can get back the strength and confidence to return to running!
Dr. Christine Pieton, PT, DPT, MBA is a sport and women’s pelvic health physical therapist who specializes in running mechanics and postpartum return-to-sport recovery. She is passionate about helping her clients feel strong and confident from the inside out without pain, leaking or limitations. Dr. Christine truly believes all women deserve better guidance for their prenatal and postpartum journeys, and is on a mission to change the conversation from “I wish someone had told me” to “I’m so glad I knew…”. Dr. Christine is the owner of Pieton Physical Therapy in Santa Barbara, CA and the founder of “Mama Runs Wild” – a free FB group that provides resources and pelvic health education to help guide women back to running postpartum with confidence.
Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!
Christine is going to answer some common questions like these:
Here is Christine’s postpartum return to running checklist that she mentioned in this episode, feel free to grab a copy HERE.
Connect with Dr. Pieton :
You can listen to all the information in this episode on the Healthy Runner Podcast…available wherever you get your podcasts!
Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!
Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
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