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163 Tongue Ties, Frenectomy, and Better Breathing

163 Tongue Ties, Frenectomy, and Better Breathing

When it comes to ongoing neck pain and TMJ dysfunction, you probably haven’t considered your tongue. But did you know your tongue is actually 8 muscles? Some of which connect to all those tight and grouchy places around your head and neck? So when it comes to neck and...

162 Cellulite

162 Cellulite

I don’t know about you, but I’m very familiar with how media, fashion, advertising, and the fitness industry makes us feel crappy about our capable, amazing bodies. Enter cellulite. And you’d think that for as much money is spent on the treatment of cellulite, there...

161 Cold Showers with Christina Casey

161 Cold Showers with Christina Casey

Would you take a cold shower... intentionally? Because my guest today says you should, and she’s got the science to back it up! I’m joined by nurse and Wim Hof instructor Christina Casey, who is sharing all the benefits of cold exposure, including why you should be...

160 How Neck Pain & Eye Strain are Connected

160 How Neck Pain & Eye Strain are Connected

What do neck pain, eye strain and post-concussive symptoms have in common? They’re all connected to dysfunction in the tiny muscles at the base of your skull known as the suboccipitals. I know I talk about how it’s all connected - and that makes no difference if we’re...

159 Should you wear a brace forever?

159 Should you wear a brace forever?

Braces and orthotics are super effective when they’re used properly to limit range of motion at a joint (or joints). But they're meant to be a short-term solution - not your newest accessory. So if you’re stuck with a brace and aren’t sure how to build strength safely...

158 Does ice work? with Dr. Sarah Court, DPT

158 Does ice work? with Dr. Sarah Court, DPT

When it comes to pain, ice is the go-to pain-reliever. But how does it actually work? Does it penetrate all the way down to the joint to decrease inflammation? Can tissue injuries heal just from cold exposure? Today, I’m joined by physical therapist Dr. Sarah Court...

157 Snoring

157 Snoring

Do you snore at night? You’re not alone! Some 45% of adults snore occasionally and 25% snore regularly. And while I fall into the occasional camp (I hope 😜), I do sleep next to someone who snores. So, as any Body Nerd would, I’ve been wondering - what causes...

156 Piriformis Syndrome

156 Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis issues can be a real pain in the butt. 🙄 If you’ve never had hip pain or sciatica, you might not be familiar with this small, pear-shaped muscle deep within the hip. But if you’ve experienced pain here - you know exactly what I’m talking about....

155 How to Return to Workouts Safely After Injury or a Break

155 How to Return to Workouts Safely After Injury or a Break

Whether you’ve been injured, taking care of a loved one, or working through your own health issues - it’s totally normal to take breaks from your workouts from time to time. And while building habits is important - you can always count on life to throw you a curveball...

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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