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132 Why I’m Going to PT

132 Why I’m Going to PT

It's super helpful to have outside eyes when you're trying to solve a tough problem. Which is exactly why I'm currently seeing a physical therapist. First it was mid back tension for a few weeks. Then it was an ache in my hip. And then tension on the entire right side...

131 Do Weighted Blankets Work?

131 Do Weighted Blankets Work?

Are weighted blankets worth it? I've always been curious if replacing my comforter with a 15 lb blanket would help me sleep better. The people who use weighted blankets swear by them, but shelling out $100 to be crushed while sleeping? I wasn't really sold on the...

130 Post Surgery Recovery with Dr. Sarah Court

130 Post Surgery Recovery with Dr. Sarah Court

Movement restrictions are super common if you're working with a PT or are recovering from surgical procedures. And it wasn't uncommon for me to work with patients in the physical therapy clinic who had been given similar instructions to avoid specific movements for a...

129  Does Posture Matter?

129 Does Posture Matter?

Neck, back, shoulder, hip, and foot pain all share one thing in common - the solution starts with better alignment. Don't get me wrong, I'm not pitching posture as a magical fix, but one of the few lessons I remember from physics is about levers and the truth is it's...

128 Flat Feet

128 Flat Feet

Do you have flat feet? Do you know how to tell if you do? You're not alone - almost 75% of people in the United States will suffer from foot pain at some point in their life. Your feet are a sensory organ just as much as your hands and eyes are. And while flat feet or...

127 Pelvic Health with Stephanie Prendergast PT

127 Pelvic Health with Stephanie Prendergast PT

When was the last time you stretched your pelvic floor? Or strengthened it? Or even thought about it for that matter? On today's episode, I'm joined by pelvic health physical therapist Stephanie Prendergast and she's sharing everything you didn't know you needed about...

126 How Massage Guns Work

126 How Massage Guns Work

Have you ever wondered how massage guns work? It's a handheld device used on soft tissue that vibrates at a pre-determined frequency. They're designed for muscle relief but look a lot like something you find in a garage. But they can be super helpful when it comes to...

125 Knee Pain

125 Knee Pain

Knee pain is a drag - but just because it's common doesn't mean it's normal. My first experience with knee pain was on the varsity soccer team in high school, but I don't worry about my knees anymore because I practice regular body maintenance (including managing that...

124 Rethink your Back Pain with Dr. Tracy John DPT

124 Rethink your Back Pain with Dr. Tracy John DPT

Just because something shows up on a scan or a doctor has told you that you have "grade 4 XYZ" does not mean you're destined for a life of pain. Today I'm sitting down with physical therapist Dr. Tracy John who doesn't think an MRI tells the whole story. Dr. Tracy...

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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