JENNIFER BAGWELL- Pregnancy & Postpartum Running Gait

Today, I speak with Jennifer J. Bagwell, PT, PhD, DPT, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at California State University Long Beach. Her overall research objective is to enhance quality of life through the reduction of joint pathology and the promotion of health and exercise. She seeks to understand the relationship between movement, anatomy, and function with respect to perinatal joint loading and pain and to optimize injury prevention, running gait, and treatment strategies for this population. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Women’s and Pelvic Health Physical Therapy and as the Secretary of the Academy of Physical Therapy Research and of the Biomechanics Special Interest Group.

We Talk About:

-changing biomechanics with pregnancy & postpartum

-research during pregnancy

-differences in each trimester

-myths surrounding pregnancy activity

-research in postpartum

-the danger of overcorrecting

-furthering the research

-being an associate editor

-running gait analysis

Time Stamps

1:00 Introduction

3:30 beginning to study pregnancy running mechanics

7:34 complications of doing research on pregnant women

10:01 research findings

17:08 being active during pregnancy

19:20 why we see what we see

25:10 the danger of overcorrecting

28:50 feedback on the paper

34:00 from clinic to research

37:45 the Journal of Women’s and Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

44:50 rapid fire questions





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