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Female Runner

Return To Run: considerations for the female runner

I am fresh off debuting my new Treating and Training the Female Runner course in the UK. I was grateful and honored to be hosted by Emma Brockwell** (aka @physiomumuk, co-founder of @pelvicroar and co-author of the recently published Return to Running Postnatal Guidelines). Folks came from all over the World-Ireland, Scotland, Bulgaria, Iceland, Finland,...

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Diastasis gap

How bad is my diastasis?

In a recent blog, we discussed a normal diastasis gap, a naturally occurring separation necessary for the function of the abdominal wall. Growing in our understanding of what is normal or natural before having children, can help us establish more appropriate rehabilitation and fitness expectations, programs and goals for pregnancy and pregnancy recovery (please read this...

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Pelvic Health for Female Athletes

Pelvic Floor Health for Female Athletes with Julie Foucher

I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Physician and CrossFit Games athlete, Julie Foucher, to discuss the unique needs of female athletes before, during and after pregnancy. Have a listen to the Pursuing Health Podcast and let me know what you think!    In this episode we discuss: Julie’s athletic background and...

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Time for a Break!

It’s that time of year again, time for a summer sabbatical for me from social media. My kids are off school, and I am very aware that I am running out of summers with them. I have done these in the past and in addition to being life giving…literally….they have also been important for me to...

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Overhead Work for Pregnant Female Athletes with Diastasis

One of the tools I employ with my female athletes is to limit their overhead work if they are pregnant with a diastasis. Listen in for the reasoning behind this temporary boundary I set for my pregnant athletes who lift or exercise overhead. This is neither a rule or a formula, instead gain an understanding...

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