Today I speak with Dr. Ellie Somers, a physical therapist from Sisu, Washington, who aims to empower women by helping them get active again. By giving women autonomy in their return to run journey, Ellie takes into account all of the nuances that is present in each person’s situation. She helps women set attainable goals while also giving them authority to shape their own experience. Ellie uses her experience as a coach to really connect with and lead her physical therapy clients on their journeys.
We talk about how to find the help you need to reach your goals postpartum. Knowing what you want by setting your goals is the first and most important step. Ellie truly believes in empowerment. You don’t want to miss this interview!
We talk about:
-strength training and why it’s important for runners
-autonomy for women in their path back to running
-integrating coaching and physical therapy
-knowing what you want to find the help you need
-advocating for yourself
-periodizing training based on menstrual cycle
1:25 biggest mistakes for coaches/PTs make with women returning to run.
5:03 bringing coaching into physical therapy
7:35 finding help when returning to run
9:30 speaking up as a patient
13:00 webinar series
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