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Running to the Core Podcast

Feb 16, 2023

Taryn Watson is a Women's Health Physiotherapist and one of the Directors of Fitright HQ in Applecross, WA, which is a Centre for Women's Health and Exercise. 

In this podcast Taryn talks with Dianne about what got her thinking about postnatal checks with physiotherapists and the many benefits of these being earlier 6 weeks.

She explores why it is that we wait for the arbitrary 'magical' 6 week mark before many postnatal women start their reintroduction to exercise, and outlines what benefits a woman could gain from being seen earlier than 6 weeks. This can help to change the trajectory of her postnatal recovery, address any issues of pain and uncertainty about what exercises she can be doing during this early postnatal stage. Finding out about how to correctly activate and train the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles in the early weeks, and/or also having a plan for this in the later stages of pregnancy can help to optimise postnatal recovery. 

For women wanting to get back to running, they can begin their recovery journey and include functional leg exercises into their day, that can prepare them for their return to running assessment with their physiotherapist.

To find out more about FitRight HQ, to make an appointment or attend an exercise class visit FitRight Women's Health

On Instagram find Taryn at @fitrightphysio


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