Runchatlive Ep.46 ‘Return To Running Post Natal’ with Emma Brockwell and Grainne Donnelly

by | Jun 29, 2020 | Podcast Episodes

In Ep.46 of Runchatlive we are delighted to be joined by leading Women’s Health Physiotherapists Emma Brockwell and Grainne Donnelly who discuss “Guidelines for Returning to Running Post Pregnancy”.

Given the importance of this topic, we are excited to announce that Runchatlive episodes wIll now be streamed & recorded LIVE not only our Facebook page but ALSO at ‘The Running Community‘ Facebook page with over 12k happy followers! What a way to get quality information out to runners!

In. 2019, Emma & Grainne published along with co-author Tom Goom the first comprehensive guide on the hugely important topic of postnatal running, in an attempt to help fill what was up to that point a clear lack of information available for both clinicians and runners.

In this episode, Emma & Grainne discuss subjects including:
• Risk factors and contraindications to returning to running
• Signs & symptoms of pelvic floor and/or abdominal wall dysfunction
• Assessment of strength, impact management and readiness to run
• Key considerations such as breastfeeding, sleep and psychosocial factors

Emma will also be speaking on this subject at the RCL International Running Conference 2020 on the 29th & 30th October 2020 in Brighton UK (or online if COVID-19 restrictions make face to face impossible). Full details of all 10 speakers & presentations can be seen HERE. Early Bird tickets available until Sunday June 21st.

Important: If COVID-19 means we can’t meet up face-to-face there will most definitely be a VIRTUAL conference!


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