Today I speak with Surabhi Veitch, the owner of The Passionate Physio, a Registered Physiotherapist, a Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach, and a mom to 2 incredible humans. Surabhi is passionate about breaking the status quo on what it means to be a mom. She believes that motherhood doesn’t have to mean sacrificing who you are. As a cyclist, skier, dancer and climber, she loves helping moms get back to feeling active, strong, confident and secure in their bodies. She offers her signature small-group Postpartum Return to Exercise Program (PREP), and her BASE Fitness Membership to help busy moms gain strength and mobility with quick & effective home workouts. She also offers 1:1 online Physiotherapy and Fitness Coaching to help people navigate symptoms like leaks, prolapse and aches.
Surabhi tells us of how she switched from orthopedics into pelvic health after the experience she had after her daughter was born. She wanted to help other moms avoid the loss of identity as an athlete she experienced and to get back to their sports in the 4th trimester.
Surabhi and I get into the nitty gritty of motherhood and what she is doing to change the conversation on self-care. I can’t wait for you to hear this episode!
We talk about:
-Surabhi’s journey to postpartum advocacy
-bounceback culture and all-or-nothing mindset
-focus on functional, achievable & realistic fitness for new moms
-specific struggles of the recreational athlete
-getting support early
-getting to know moms to really help them
-working as woman of color as a physio
-the self-care revolution
3:27 losing moms in the 4th trimester
12:00 working with reality of schedules
15:47 working in postpartum advocacy
18:40 working as a woman of color
27:20 the stereotypical mom and self-care
35:20 done is better than perfect
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Free Resources – Guides to Pregnancy & Postpartum Fitness, Stop Leaking, Body Image: https://www.thepassionatephysio.ca/workshops-free-resources
Waitlist for Postpartum Return to Exercise Program (PREP) – an 8-week program to help new moms transition from rehab to fitness: https://www.thepassionatephysio.ca/prep-waitlist
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