Whether you’re a competitive runner or enjoy running for fitness, getting back into running shape after having a baby can be challenging. The body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and it’s important to address all of them before you take on the trails or enter that next race.

Research shows that waiting 12 weeks to return to running can allow for proper healing and a safe exercise routine. With our specialized program, you can build the endurance and strength to get back into running shape at the pace that works for your body.


Each patient and pregnancy are different so treatment approaches can vary—from one appointment that achieves your goals, to ongoing sessions that improve your form, ease concerns, and get your running back on track.

Common Symptoms

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Incontinence
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain
  • Pelvic heaviness

The Return to Run program consists of three parts:

Evaluation: Your detailed medical history, pregnancy, and postpartum concerns, discussion of the treatment area, and establish your running goals.

Comprehensive Assessment: The PT will perform a complete pelvic floor strength assessment, gait and movement evaluation, load impact assessment, running form.

Return to Run Plan: We’ll work together to create an individualized return to run plan, identify areas of weakness or areas to improve your form, provide feedback, and continue working with you as you improve your running routine.

Location: Available at our San Francisco clinic or virtually