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Running for New Moms

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Marathon Sports

671 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

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Emily Bliss, DPT, Donna Chiao, DPT, and Kerry Cummings, SPT are excited to present at Marathon Sports Boston about running and physical activity throughout pregnancy and returning to run postpartum.

They will provide information about changes that happen to your body during pregnancy and recommendations how to maximize your fitness. They will also present about how to safely and successfully return to running postpartum, including specific exercises, a return to run program, and discussion of common issues that arise from childbirth. There will be handouts provided and lots of time for questions!

ABOUT OUR HOSTS:

Emily Bliss is an orthopedic physical therapist specializing in runners as well as pregnant and postpartum care. She is the creator of Mums on the RUN usa, which provides online run coaching, blog, and a running group for moms. Emily is a runner and mother to 1 year old Stella, and recently relocated from the South End in Boston, to Bend, Oregon.

Donna Chiao is a pelvic health and orthopedic physical therapist skilled in the evaluation and treatment of pathologies of the pelvic floor and orthopedicpopulations, with focus on the pregnant and post-partum population.

Kerry Cummings is a student in her final year of doctoral studies for physical therapy at Boston University, and has done extensive research for her year-long practicum project on physical activity throughout pregnancy and return postpartum. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maine in 2016 and began at BU shortly after. She has had two full-time clinical rotations (18 weeks total), both in the outpatient orthopedic setting, and has two more this spring (22 weeks total), one in an outpatient clinic with a specialty in pelvic health/women's health, and one in an acute rehabilitation hospital. She hopes to pursue a career in orthopedics and women's health physical therapy upon graduation in May 2019.

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