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175 Pelvic Floor + Pain with Holly Middleton

175 Pelvic Floor + Pain with Holly Middleton

If you’ve been struggling with back or hip pain that you can’t quite solve, the pelvic floor could be the culprit. And while we normally talk about the pelvic floor in the context of postpartum, everyone has one. And anatomically your pelvic floor is facially...

174 Pain isn’t (always) Structural

174 Pain isn’t (always) Structural

Just because you have an MRI that says something is torn or bulging does not mean you have to have pain. Seems unbelievable, right? But what if I told you that there are multiple research studies that have compared low back MRIs of people with and without pain and...

173 Hydration

173 Hydration

Welcome to summer. You’re hot. You’re sweating. You drink some water. But you wake up the next day with a headache…are you dehydrated? And is 8 glasses a day really the fix? In today’s episode, we’re diving into the deep end with all things hydration. Which means I’ll...

172 Labral Tears

172 Labral Tears

Do you have a labral tear? They’re one of those scary diagnoses that usually make you think of surgery and a super long healing time. But actually understanding what a labral tear is… that’s not normally a conversation your ortho has time for. And when you consider...

171  Sciatica with Dr. Ashley Mak

171 Sciatica with Dr. Ashley Mak

Back pain sucks - but not all back pain is sciatica. I’m joined by physical therapist, Dr. Ashley Mak, who is sharing his best tools for sciatic pain relief and prevention. As a true body nerd, he believes that you can live pain-free without the use of surgery and...

170 What is Hypermobility?

170 What is Hypermobility?

Being hypermobile usually puts you in one of two camps: you are incredibly bendy, excel at yoga and other stretchy things, and hardly ever feel the pull of a stretch everyone else complains about OR your body is super tight (and often painful) in some places because...

169 Gut Massage and Lymphatic Drainage

169 Gut Massage and Lymphatic Drainage

When was the last time you massaged your guts? And if you’re thinking that sounds ridiculous - I agree. The first time I learned about abdominal massage during a yoga training, it seemed absolutely bizarre. But after committing to rolling out my stomach every day for...

168 How to Avoid Muscle Soreness with Jack Martin

168 How to Avoid Muscle Soreness with Jack Martin

When it comes to soreness, is there really a difference between foam rollers, massage guns, and therapy balls? Does the timing (aka pre-workout or after) matter? Today I’m joined by coach educator and sports science consultant, Jack Martin. Jack is currently a...

167 Scar Tissue

167 Scar Tissue

Scar tissue is pretty cool when you think about it. Your body has a built-in mechanism to repair and stitch itself back together after injury (or surgery). But scar tissue isn’t anything like regular tissue. And that difference (and stiffness!) can be related to why...

About the Show

If you’re ready to break up with all the things you’re doing that only give you temporary relief and learn how to get on the fast track to feeling amazing every single day (without it being overly complicated or unsustainable) – The Body Nerd Show is for you. Whether it’s low back pain, sciatica, knee pain, arthritis, neck pain, TMJ, rotator cuff issues or shoulder pain – you don’t have to accept aches and pains as a part of getting older.

Your Host: Alexandra Ellis

Self-Care + Wellness Coach, Body Nerd, and Creator of AE Wellness

Hi! I’m your host, Alexandra Ellis, and I’m a coach, writer, occasional yogi, kettlebell devotee, and 100% Body Nerd.

I’ve made it my life’s mission to better understand how the body works to help you take back control of your self-care, strength, and injury recovery.

With my degree in Exercise Biology, experience in physical therapy and athletic training, and almost 10 years of training people in body-weight strength and stretch programs, I now teach people in months what took me so long to figure out: how to get out of pain and get stronger and more flexible at the same time.

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