Staying active postpartum


STAY ACTIVE AFTER BABY ARRIVES. IT’S THE FOCUS OF TODAY’S MOMS EVERYDAY SEGMENT WITH PAM TAUSCHER. WE ALL KNOW PREGNANCY CHANGES A WOMAN’S BODY. AND SOMETIMES, FOR ACTIVE MOMS WHO RUN, IT CHANGES THEIR BODY IN A BAD ENOUGH WAY THAT THEY HAVE PAIN THEY CAN’T GET ADDRESSED AND END UP GIVING UP. THAT IS WHY THE UW HEALTH DEVELOPED THE ACTIVE MOMS RUNNING CLINIC TO SPECIALIZE IN THE UNIQUE CHANGES MOMS BODIES GO THROUGH AND FIND WAYS TO PINPOINT WHY THEY MIGHT STRUGGLE. THE CLINIC USES BOTH PHYSICAL THERAPY AND HIGH TECH EQUIPMENT TO GET MOMS BACK ON THE ROAD TO THAT ALL IMPORTANT POSTPARTUM PHYSICAL FITNESS AND STRESS REDUCTION. 2:00 WE MAY USE THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL MOTION CAPTURE SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE AROUND THE SURROUNDING ON THE WALLS 12 CAMERA SYSTEMTREADMILLS ACTUALLY WHAT WE CALL AN INSTRUMENTED TREADMILL SO IT ACTUALLY HAS SOME LOAD CELL SENSORS UNDERNEATH THE THE ACTUAL DECK OF THE TREADMILL SO WE CAN SEE THE GROUND REACTION FORCES AS SOMEONE’S RUNNING.. :53 AT THE VERY BEGINNING I COULD RUN FOR 1 MINUTE AND WALK FOR 4 MINUTES AND NOW I’M UP TO 20 SOLID MINUTES OF RUNNING WITHOUT PAIN DR. CHUMANOV WHO RUNS THE CLINIC IS A MOM HERSELF…AND ALSO A PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND AN ENGINEER. SHE HELPED DEVELOP THE SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO NOT ONLY IDENTIFY THE PROBLEMS…BUT DEVELOP THE PROGRAMS TO TREAT THEM ALL IN ONE PLACE. THE PROGRAM IS ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL LIKE IT IN THE COUNTRY. NEXT WEEK: BABIES REACHING HANDFUL LIKE IT IN THE COUNTRY. NEXT WEEK: BABIES REACHING MILESTONES AT THE RIGHT TIME. COMPARING YOUR BABY WITH OTHER BABIES… WATCH MOMSEVERYDAY ON MONDAYS AT 11:30 AM RIGHT HERE ON NBC15.

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