Return to Running Postpartum

Feb 26th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Running Etc. VB


Location: Running Etc. (Virginia Beach)
1940 Laskin Road #302
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Details: We will be presenting a women's health seminar focused on returning to running postpartum. Women's health encompasses a variety of conditions, symptoms, and treatments. Some of the most common complaints are leaking while running or jumping, pelvic pain, or just not knowing how to exercise safely while pregnant or how to return to exercise safely after having a baby. We will be presenting guidelines for women related to these topics as well as when would be a good time to ask for help. 

Presenter Bio:Dr. Kirsten Burwell, DPT, OMTC, CMTPT is a physical therapist from Direct Performance Physical Therapy. She has advanced certifications in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMTC), therapeutic dry needling (CMTPT), postpartum and pregnancy exercise, and vestibular rehabilitation. Kirsten grew up a swimmer, but since college has focused on running, completing distances ranging from 5K to marathon. She also enjoys yoga, biking, and hiking, and has completed triathlons up to the half-ironman distance. She has always been passionate about working with runners of all levels, from beginners to seasoned athletes. As a mom of two young boys and a runner, she is passionate about treating pregnant and postpartum women in the best way possible to get them back to full participation in their activities, whether it be running, chasing kids, or high level lifting, without symptoms or pain.

 Dr. Amanda Davidson, DPT, MTC, CMTPT is a physical therapist from Direct Performance Physical Therapy. She has advanced certifications in Manual Therapy (MTC), therapeutic dry needling (CMTPT), exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and running rehabilitation. Amanda has been an avid runner since high school, completing race distances from 5Ks to marathons. Her passion for running has carried over into her career as she seeks courses and the latest research on treating injured runners. She is also passionate about helping women return to and continue to compete in their desired sport or activity postpartum. Amanda has two young children and has experienced this first hand over the past couple of years.