This was indeed a special episode of Run with Fitpage! A subject that is not much talked about, not because it is taboo but because of the lack of education around it — RUNNING AND PREGNANCY. To clear all the myths and guide 1000s of female athletes around us, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Rachel Selman.
Rachel graduated with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology with her bachelor's degree in chemistry. She then went on to Mercer University where she earned her doctorate in physical therapy. Since then, she has attended post-graduate training for certification in dry needling through the Spinal Manipulation Institute and achieved the title of certified strength and conditioning coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She then underwent additional training through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute to specialize in women’s health physical therapy and is a clinical running specialist. As a runner and mom of 2, she is passionate about improving the landscape of musculoskeletal care for women in pregnancy and postpartum and is on a mission to ensure that athleticism and motherhood are not considered mutually exclusive.
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Dr. Rachel takes us through the trimesters, the exercises that should be performed before/during/post-pregnancy, and a lot more, in conversation with our host Vikas Singh.
To connect with Dr. Selman,
LinkedIn: Rachel Selman
Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general. He aims to get people to get out and 'move'. When he is not working, he is found running, almost always. He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)
Reach out to Vikas:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh