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Blog Tag: post partum fitness

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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Pelvic Floor Health

New Podcast: What is the Range of Normal in pelvic floor health?

    I recently got to sit down with anthropologist and mama, Kate Clancy. She studies periods, reproductive health, and has recently had her own experience navigating pelvic health during pregnancy and post partum. She also does roller derby in her spare time….love it! It was great opportunity to introduce the concepts I share with...

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