Ali on the Run Show Episode 49: Abby Bales, Founder of Reform Physical Therapy

The Ali on the Run Show

Episode 49

Guest: Abby Bales

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Abby Bales is the founder of Reform Physical Therapy, which is all about keeping pregnant and postpartum women healthy, active, and injury-free during and after pregnancy. On this episode, Abby explains what exactly that means, why it’s so important — and often overlooked — and what women need to understand about returning to exercise after pregnancy. (Because spoiler, it’s a lot more in depth than just waiting six weeks after birth and then jumping back in.)

As someone who isn’t pregnant, has never been pregnant, and has no children, I had loads of questions for Abby, and she was game to answer all of them. She even walked me through the proper way to do kegel exercises! But this episode isn’t just about pelvic floors. Abby and I also talk about her history with Ulcerative Colitis (we’re IBD sisters!), her relationship with running before, during, and after her own pregnancies, and what it’s like being an entrepreneur and mom of two.

Stuff We Mention on this Episode: 

16 Handles

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Brian Bosworth



Kara Goucher

TCS New York City Marathon

Hamptons Marathon

Bank of America Chicago Marathon




River to Sea Relay

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2 Responses

  1. I am so excited to listen to this on my commute home tonight! I didn’t know postpartum PT existed and it might be exactly what I’m looking for. Thanks for the intro!

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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