RESHMA RATHOD- Postpartum Return to Tennis

Today I am speaking with Reshma Rathod, co-founded of Restore Motion, a physical therapy practice in Rockville MD, in 2004. She has been Primary Health Care Provider for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) since 2007, and is also a member of the Hologic WTA Women’s Health Task Force. Rashma has a passion for women’s health and understands the profound need for a women-focused, compassionate physical therapy practice that could support the female leaders who make our communities prosper.

She is excited to share her passion, knowledge, and advocacy with a global audience and is determined to bring the topic of women’s health to life.

We talk about: 

-the mashup between ortho and pelvic health

-tennis and pelvic health 

-tennis after pregnancy

-elite athletes returning to sport after pregnancy

-breast mechanics & mobility

-issues caused by high tone

-changing the conversation

Time Stamps

1:00 Introduction

4:30 the roll of pelvic floor in ortho cases

8:45 working with the Women’s Tennis Association 

11:30 transitioning into motherhood

19:35 returning to tennis postpartum

28:28 changing mechanics and pelvic floor symptoms

32:35 reteaching coordination

34:50 young athletes in tennis

36:20 high tone issues

40:58 Resume’s pregnancy/postpartum experience

45:00 the evolution of pelvic health

50:23 rapid fire questions







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