May 28, 2013
Posted By: Shaunescy
Megan Peach of Excel Physical Therapy
Are you pregnant and have questions about exercise? Then this is for you! Excel Physical Therapy offers a number of really useful free seminars as a service to our community. Physical Therapist Megan Peach and I sat down last week to talk about what her seminar was all about.
As a pregnant and athletic woman herself (she is an MSU grad, too. - Go Cats!), Megan has a very kind and down to earth appeal for anyone who wants to know more about exercise durning pregnancy.
I remember when I was pregnant and the advice my doctor gave me, "Go ahead and exercise, but don't start anything new." It is good and solid advice but what does that really mean?
Megan responded to this by adding, "Continuing an exercise plan is fine, but it should likely be done with different intentions."
Exercise during pregnancy has shown to reduce Gestational Diabetes and swelling. Theoretically helps with labor and delivery - as many will attest that delivery can be like a marathon and you'd train for that. But mainly, being in the best health that you can be is the best way to prepare yourself for recovery.
Community Education Seminar ~ free and open to the public
“Pregnancy & Exercise: Rewards, Risks & Recommendations” presented by Megan Peach, DPT, CSCS
- Wed., June 5, 2013 6:30-7:30pm
- Bozeman Library Large Community Room
- Come dressed to move!
- Discover the benefits and risks of aerobic and resistance exercise during pregnancy.
- Learn how to exercise safely with specific exercise recommendations to do during pregnancy.
- Ask Our PT: Q&A with Megan after the talk.
Megan specializes in manual treatment of spinal dysfunction, as well as knee and shoulder pain. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Montana State University, Megan earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Duke University. Post-graduation, Megan became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is currently a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Shortly thereafter, Megan completed the Kaiser Permanente Residency program in advanced orthopedic manual physical therapy in San Francisco, California. Megan’s philosophy for physical therapy treatment embraces educating patients about the tools they need for enhancement of proper body movements during work and play to promote a pain and injury free active lifestyle.