Today I speak with physical therapists Alexis Morgan and Christina Prevent. Both are physical therapists that work with postpartum women and female athletes. Both women are barbell athletes themselves. They help female athletes maximize fitness potential with online programming for pregnant & postpartum CrossFitters & weightlifters. They also teach other rehab pros to do the same. Through their respective companies, they are leading the charge to teach and inform moms and pros, alike that women can come back to the barbell postpartum and be even stronger! We talk about using the research to inform our practice instead of letting the research limit what we do, and why the line is so fine.
We dispel common myths and set the record straight on the what is really possible for female athletes postpartum!
We talk about:
-why they work with female athletes
-to Valsalva or not during pregnancy and postpartum
-reframing return to sport
-new ideas surrounding the research
-integrate pelvic health with other modalities
-“momming” requires fitness
-bracing and weightlifting belts
6:42 misconceptions moms have about returning to sport
10:30 misconceptions clinicians have
18:40 when to follow the research
25:00 integrating pelvic health with other modalities
35:20 what being active postpartum means
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The Active Mom Postpartum Podcast is A Real Moms’ Guide to Postpartum for active moms & the postpartum professionals who help them in their journey.
This show has been a long time in the making!
You can expect conversation with moms and postpartum professionals from all aspects of the industry.
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