The Physical Performance Show: Celeste Goodson, Medical Exercise Specialist, Postpartum Return to Sport

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Celeste Goodson

In episode 270 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Celeste Goodson, Medical Exercise Specialist, Postpartum Return to Sport on this expert edition episode.

Celeste Goodson has been helping change the way women and elite athletes recover postpartum since 2009. Celeste is the founder of Recore fitness and the fit splint device, a wonderful device to support women pre and postpartum.

Celeste shares around how pregnant women move differently, why it’s important to take a proactive approach postpartum and not just wait for an issue to potentially develop. Celeste explains the musculoskeletal changes that occur through pregnancy and why rebuilding is not only for those with obvious problems such as diastasis recti, prolapse stress incontinence, etc.

Celeste outlines why and when it’s important to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist, basic postpartum building blocks and Celeste overcomes the myths around this area and issues a very practical physical challenge for the week.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Introduction to Celeste
  • Importance of Iron levels
  • Top Myths returning to activity
  • Pelvic Floor
  • Return to resistance training
  • How pregnant woman move differently
  • Elite athletes struggles
  • Home assessment suggestions (Drop Test)
  • Surgery postpartum
  • One thing Celeste would change about postpartum landscape worldwide
  • Physical Challenge
  • Best Advice

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 “Make sure you are recovering from your hard workouts.” – Best Advice
“Check your iron levels.”
“Go and see Pelvic floor PT.”
“It’s important to slowly introduce the bodies to impact.”
“Lifting is one way to manipulate your breathing.”

To follow Celeste Goodson

Instagram: @recorefitness
Twitter: @reCOREfitness  
Website: ReCore Fitness


0:00 Start
3:50 Introduction to Celeste
7:03 Importance of Iron levels
8:16 Top Myths returning to activity
15:40 Pelvic Floor
22:19 Return to resistance training
32:20 How pregnant woman move differently
35:21 Elite athletes struggles
37:55 Home assessment suggestions (Drop Test)
40:10 Surgery postpartum
43:40 One thing Celeste would change about postpartum landscape worldwide
45:29 Physical Challenge
51:28 Finish

People Mentioned

Max Paquette – Assoc Prof Biomechanics Human Performance Centre Uni Memphis – Episode 264 of The Physical Performance Show


Returning to running postnatal – By Gráinne Donnelly, Emma Brockwell and Tom Goom

For questions and comments about this Episode

Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter) or @brad_beer (Instagram)

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