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When Can I Run After Baby



Do you want to know how to get back into running after childbirth?  We are talking about postpartum running with an expert who has done it herself personally 2x and now helps women overcome this common fear and problem.  

 

Dr. Olson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific University, and a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University, graduating as a member of the Jesuit National Honor Society. She is holds a Certification of Achievement in pelvic floor physical therapy (CAPP-PF) from the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Pelvic Floor Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute. She is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor and RRCA certified running coach.

 

She is the president and chief clinical officer of Intimate Rose where she develops pelvic health products and education. She is passionate about empowering women and men with pelvic health issues including pelvic pain, incontinence, pregnancy, and post-partum issues.

 

Dr. Olson teaches internationally on various pelvic health topics including pelvic floor dysfunction in runners. She has written peer reviewed articles, as well as newspaper and magazine articles on pelvic floor dysfunction, and running and also authored the book Restoring the Pelvic Floor For Women.

 

 

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In this episode we are going to chat about some common questions many new moms face such as wondering when it is safe to run again! 

 

We covered:

 

Is it safe to run while pregnant?

 

When is the best time to start running after giving birth?

 

What exercises are best for running after giving birth?

 

Is it painful to run after giving birth?

 

Is leakage or stress urinary incontinence normal with running?

 

How soon can I go for a run with my baby?

 

How long will it take to regain running fitness after baby?

 

Can you run while breast feeding?

 


Related Resources:

Episode 59- Get Back to Running After Having a Baby:  CLICK HERE

Episode 105- What Is Base Training In Running?

https://sparkyourtraining.com/what-is-base-training-in-running/ 

 

SPARK Blueprint:  5 Tips To Run Stronger & Healthier

https://learn.sparkhealthyrunner.com/blueprint

 

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Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

 

Warmest regards,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, PhD, DPT

Physical Therapist For Runners

Board Certified, OCS

(203) 376-6514

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