Postpartum Running in the Research with Dr. Shefali Christopher
Today I am speaking with Dr. Shefali Christopher, a researcher and faculty member at Elon University. Most recently, she was supporting the USA Paralympic Triathlon team. She’a also a mom of two. Today we talk about her research in postpartum running and what we are learning from the data. In her clinical practice, she treated a lot of postpartum runners that didn’t come to her until 2 or 3 years after having a baby and were having major issues. She is looking to identify risk factors that clinicians can watch for to help treat their moms.
Virginia speaks from the perspective of a new mom AND a fitness professional. You don’t want to miss this iYou may be surprised at some of the things we’ve learned. Give the interview a listen and tell me in the comments what surprised you!
We talk about:
-running related risk factors
-Does everyone need postpartum PT?
-using biofeedback to choose workouts
-making really change in postpartum care
-dealing with misinformation
-the importance of Telehealth
1:27 60 second overview of her research
3:07 most surprising findings
10:35 where we can affect postpartum care the most
20:38 biggest lesson as a mom
22:01 final words
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