The Pelvic Floor Project

22. Return to running postpartum

September 20, 2021 Melissa Dessaulles from Mommy Berries Season 1 Episode 22
The Pelvic Floor Project
22. Return to running postpartum
Show Notes

In this episode, Gráinne Donnelly and I discuss:

  • 2019 Postpartum return to run guidelines she was instrumental in creating
  • The anatomical and physiological changes the body goes through during pregnancy and birth
  • The suggested time to start running postpartum
  • How to progress to running after vaginal or cesarean birth
  • Where to start in the early days after baby
  • What the evidence says 

Gráinne Donnelly is an Advanced Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health. More recently she has become a clinical researcher, undertaking research in the areas of perinatal exercise and diastasis recti. She is an honorary member of the Perinatal Physical Activity Research Team and is on the specialist advisory board of the Active Pregnancy Foundation. Her particular areas of interest include ultrasound imaging within pelvic health, diastasis rectus abdominis and perinatal exercise. 

Links to contact Gráinne:

Twitter: @ABSPhysio   
LinkedIn:  Grainne Donnelly

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