AEP Case Conference: Return to Running Post Partum

AEP Case Conference: Return to Running Post Partum
This case conference will discuss 2 case studies side by side to help clinicians understand the different stages of returning to running.

AEP Case Conference: Return to Running Postpartum

The reality of returning to running postpartum, is clinicians will work with clients that had a c-section or vaginal delivery. Using the same return to running research and protocols outlined by Goom, Donnelly and Brockwell (March 2019) and Donnelly et al (2021), this case conference will discuss 2 case studies side by side to help clinicians understand the different stages of returning to running.

The session will review and help clinicians navigate key pre-screening considerations for the postpartum mother when returning to running. Each client will have a different physical activity background that must be assessed to make sure, the first step in returning to running is appropriate. We will discuss a simple returning to running graduated program with progressions and regressions, and identifying when a referral may be needed to assess other health related concerns that may arise. 

This can be a daunting process for mothers because at this point in time, a mother’s priority is not herself – it’s her newborn baby. A clinician’s role is to understand and acknowledge this innate behaviour, and equally guide and help mothers in the first steps to moving for physical and mental health that all their loved ones benefit.  

with Noella Green, AES, AEP

Noella has been an AEP and AES since 2008. She has recently retired from playing elite rugby and focused her passion and energy into learning and educating female athletes and sporting organisations about the female athlete considerations to maximise sporting performance. Noella started her female athlete health program in 2019, had her first child in 2021 and returned to an elite rugby training program retiring in 2022.Noella became part of the AIS Female Performance and Health Initiative Industry Reference Group in 2022. Her passion in the female athlete health and wellbeing space has been driven by lack of knowledge and support towards the end of her playing career understanding the impact of hormonal contraceptives on sporting performance, preparing and planning pregnancy, training during pregnancy and postpartum return to sport. Noella is also a Level 2 Rugby Coach assisting deliver programs with International Rugby Association Australia and NSW Rugby.


Thursday, 6 April 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm AEST

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Standard Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:         11:00am  - 12:30pm
 NSW:   11:00am  - 12:30pm
 NT:   10.30am - 12.00pm
 QLD:   11:00am  - 12:30pm
 SA:   10.30am - 12.00pm
 TAS:   11:00am  - 12:30pm
 VIC:   11:00am  - 12:30pm
 WA:   9.00am - 10.30am

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