Running Post-partum: Ready to Run after Baby Arrives?

By Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Hey Mamas! Ready to run after baby arrives? Although the current guidelines suggest that returning to activity post-partum is safe 6 weeks after natural delivery and 8 weeks after cesarean section, here are some things to consider before jumping back into your running program:

Exercise is a great way to reduce post-partum depression and running may be a good option for some mamas. If you are unsure if you are physically ready for running, consult a physical therapist for a running evaluation to see what you can do to reduce your risk of injury so that you can run happy and healthy!

Megan Peach, DPT of Excel Physical Therapy in Bozeman and Manhattan, Montana is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. 



"From the friendly and warm welcome to the efficient check-in process to the dedication of the physical therapists, I can't recommend Excel PT highly enough. My running injury improved thanks to the expert knowledge of Dr. Lunden and while I hope I don't have to return, if necessary, I know whom to call for quick and caring relief. Thank you Excel PT!" -- Bozeman Patient  

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