SHEFALI CHRISTOPHER- Return to Run Readiness Research Update

Today I am speaking with Dr. Shefali Christopher, PT, DPT, about Return to Sport after Childbirth, integrating motherhood and athletics. Currently, she is at Tufts University working toward strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion in admissions. Shefali is a mom of two and is a medical provider for the USA Paratriathlon team.

We Talk About:

-diversity, equity, & inclusion in physical therapy


-juggling mom life

-integrating sports & motherhood

-being able to adapt

-asking for help

-updated research findings

-combating misinformation

Time Stamps

1:00 Introduction

5:20 impact of virtual coursework on learning

7:49 workouts as “me time”

12:38 a week in the life

23:04 finding the time to workout

26:54 importance of postpartum health

33:00 the need for flexibility 

39:53 Delfi study postpartum return to run readiness

44:00 consensus findings

49:30 combating misinformation

54:36 what clinicians need to watch for

63:40 rapid fire questions







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