002: Postpartum Fitness

In this episode, we talk ALL about getting back to fitness and exercise after having a baby.  We discuss what is realistic and what is not as two women who have had 5 pregnancies between us.

We will touch a little bit about how pelvic physical therapists help women in this journey and why that 6 week postpartum checkup may be SERIOUSLY lacking in the back-to-fitness and life guidance department!


Guest Bio:
Dr. Juan Martin, PT, DPT

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Juan hails from the beautiful island nation of Barbados.  She moved to the US for college via a volleyball scholarship. At the time she also represented the Barbados Senior National Volleyball team. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2004 from the University of Montevallo with minors in Psychology and Kinesiology.  In 2007, earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from New York Institute of Technology. Over the last 11 years she has amassed significant experience in orthopedics, women’s health including high risk pregnancy, pediatrics and neurological disorders both within the acute and outpatient settings. Her desire to focus on women’s health came not only out of a love from her work experiences, but her own personal experience with pregnancy and the postpartum period.

She is a new private practice business owner with the focus primarily on women’s and pelvic health (male and female), with pregnancy and the postpartum period being her passion.

When not treating patients, she loves to spend time with her family, awesome dog Miko and CrossFit.