Dec 7, 2017
Abby Bales is the founder of Reform Physical Therapy, which is all about keeping pregnant and postpartum women healthy, active, and injury-free during and after pregnancy. On this episode, Abby explains what exactly that means, why it’s so important — and often overlooked — and what women need to understand about returning to exercise after pregnancy. (Because spoiler, it’s a lot more in depth than just waiting six weeks after birth and then jumping back in.) As someone who isn’t pregnant, has never been pregnant, and has no children, I had loads of questions for Abby, and she was game to answer all of them. She even walked me through the proper way to do kegel exercises! But this episode isn’t just about pelvic floors. Abby and I also talk about her history with Ulcerative Colitis (we’re IBD sisters!), her relationship with running before, during, and after her own pregnancies, and what it’s like being an entrepreneur and mom of two. Stuff We Mention on this Episode: 16 Handles: http://16handles.com/ Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation: http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/ Brian Bosworth: http://nyulangone.org/doctors/1881643849/brian-p-bosworth Canasa: http://www.canasa.com/ Remicade: https://www.remicade.com/ Kara Goucher: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2017/10/25/ali-run-show-episode-43-kara-goucher/ TCS New York City Marathon: https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/ Hamptons Marathon: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/2011/09/25/i-am-a-marathoner-the-official-hamptons-marathon-recap/ Bank of America Chicago Marathon: https://www.chicagomarathon.com/ Elvie: https://www.elvie.com/ Goop: https://goop.com/ Hillstone: http://hillstonerestaurant.com/ River to Sea Relay: https://www.r2crelay.com/ Follow Abby & Reform Physical Therapy: Instagram @reformptnyc: https://www.instagram.com/reformptnyc/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reformptnyc/ Twitter @reformptnyc: https://twitter.com/ReformPTNYC Website: https://reformptnyc.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1: https://www.instagram.com/aliontherun1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aliontherun/ Twitter @aliontherun1: https://twitter.com/aliontherun1 Blog: http://www.aliontherunblog.com/ Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/13333410 Thank you for listening to and supporting the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Spread the run love!