Return to Run Research with Dr. Rita Deering

Today I speak with Dr. Rita Deering, DPT. She primarily studies abdominal muscle function after childbirth, along with return to exercise (with emphasis on running) after childbirth. Dr. Deering is now an Assistant Professor at Carroll University, where she teaches Neuroscience, Exercise Physiology, and Evidence into Practice. She has conducted extensive research in neuromuscular function in postpartum females, and also reviews research on postpartum exercise and rehabilitation for multiple journals.

She tells us why she decided to go back for her PhD and how this research interested her. Rita is at the forefront of this type of research and she shares so much of her finding with us! Both the mom and professional can appreciate this conversation. You don’t want to miss it!

We  talk about:

-trunk flexors

-the 4-phase approach

-tailoring the framework to each runner

-questions for the future

-returning to sport for the general public

-improving online health

Time Stamps

1:00 introduction

2:44 deciding to do the research

4:04 the 4-phase approach

10 :30 educating pelvic floor providers

13:45 biggest gaps in sport

19:00 fostering multidisciplinary approach

24:25 details of survey study







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