Today I speak with Megan James, PhD Student at Cardiff Metropolitan University. In her research, she is exploring returning to running after childbirth. Her goal is to help bridge the gap between clinicians and research, and has collaborated with other researchers and clinicians on recent publications. We look at all of the different factors that can play into a mom’s experience in returning to run after having a baby.
Megan shares insight from her research and how it can help clinicians better serve their patients. This interview is full of great takeaways!
Her e-survey research is currently open and she would appreciate responses to help us in this under-researched area! Criteria is over 18, have given birth in the last 2 years and ran for at least 30 minutes per week prior to most recent pregnancy: https://cardiffmet.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cHC95M4ejaiVlki
We talk about:
-choosing PhD area of research
-uplifting others in pelvic health
-rehabing after childbirth
-fear of injury
-personalized care within the guidelines
1:00 choosing postpartum women & running for PhD research
6:44 biggest impacts on moms returning to run
12:20 the role running plays in a mom’s life
18:10 biggest gaps between research and patient care
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