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102 Good Vs. Bad Pain: Is it Muscle Soreness or an Injury?

102 Good Vs. Bad Pain: Is it Muscle Soreness or an Injury?

From post workout soreness to full on injuries - life (and pain) happens.  But not all pain is created equal. And waiting it out (so you don’t overdo it) isn’t always the best course of action.  So how do you tell the difference between good pain and bad pain? And is...

101 Brodie Sharpe and Running Pain-Free

101 Brodie Sharpe and Running Pain-Free

Running is awesome - it’s easy, you need very little equipment, and it can be a fantastic outlet for stress.  But it’s also super common to get injured running. But should you rest? Wait it out? Ice?  Our guest today will get us clarity. I’m joined by physical...

100 All About Fascia

100 All About Fascia

If you flip open any anatomy textbook, you’ll see a lot of red muscle. What it’s missing is a key part: fascia. While we talked about fascia in my anatomy dissection course in college - for the most part it was just the famous ones like the IT Band and plantar fascia....

099 Tension Headaches (and what to do for them)

099 Tension Headaches (and what to do for them)

Tension headaches are a drag.  And as someone who used to deal with tension headaches and neck pain ALL OF THE TIME, (but doesn't anymore) today’s episode is a roundup of all the things I did to get myself out of pain.  So if you suffer from neck or shoulder pain -...

098 When should you go to physical therapy? With Dr. Sarah Court

098 When should you go to physical therapy? With Dr. Sarah Court

When you’re in pain, it’s hard to think straight. And while it may be tempting to wait it out, a good physical therapist can help you start feeling better fast. But when should you actually seek the help of a physical therapist?  Today’s guest is physical therapist...

097 Raina LaGrand: How Emotions and Trauma Are Held in the Body

097 Raina LaGrand: How Emotions and Trauma Are Held in the Body

Are emotions really held in the hips? Today’s guest has all the reasoning behind why they are. I’m joined by somatic therapist, coach, and educator, Raina LaGrand. We cover everything from how emotions and trauma are held in the body, how to get reconnected to...

096 The Best Post Workout Cool Down

096 The Best Post Workout Cool Down

Have you ever been so sore from a workout that you felt it for a few days after? Soreness is the result of working hard (yay!) but the lingering inflammation and impact on how you move is a bummer.  I’ve tested and tinkered with this one over the years - including...

095 How Adaptogens Work with Samantha Attard

095 How Adaptogens Work with Samantha Attard

Stress can manifest in a number of ways - it might be trouble focusing, difficulty sleeping, or hyper vigilance. But when I also started losing hair by the handful this past year - I knew I needed something else. Adding an adaptogen to my supplement regimen did the...

094 What is Arthritis?

094 What is Arthritis?

It's estimated that over 54.4 million people in the US have been diagnosed with arthritis. But does having arthritis mean you have to have pain? (Hint: nope) In today’s episode, I’m demystifying arthritis so you can understand what’s going on and be a better advocate...

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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