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190 Help for TMJ Pain

190 Help for TMJ Pain

Not all jaw pain is TMJ - but there can be lots of issues here from muscular tension and pain to arthritic changes in the joint. The more you can understand HOW the temporomandibular joint actually functions, the better decisions you can make about what the next best...

189 Why You Shouldn’t Use Lacrosse Balls

189 Why You Shouldn’t Use Lacrosse Balls

Have you ever laid down on a massage tool and felt your entire body tense up and completely forget how to breathe? Massage has more to do with relaxing your nervous system than it does with breaking up your fascia. Which means the tool you use, absolutely matters....

188 Inner Thigh + Groin Pain

188 Inner Thigh + Groin Pain

Did you know that your inner thigh muscles (called adductors) are also involved in hip flexion, extension, and even flexing your knee? More often than not, they get lumped into an “inner thigh” category, but the anatomy of these muscles is even more interesting when...

187 Why Your Big Toe is Important (and why it hurts)

187 Why Your Big Toe is Important (and why it hurts)

Plantar fasciitis, neuromas, heel spurs, Achilles tendinitis - there are a lot of different ways to have foot pain. And while addressing issues in those areas specifically is important, one joint you probably aren’t addressing is your big toe. Flexibility in your big...

186 SI Joint + Low Back Pain

186 SI Joint + Low Back Pain

Have you ever tweaked your low back? First of all, it sucks. But coming back from a low back injury without worrying about doing it again is a very steep, uphill battle. Is it just muscles? Is it degeneration? Is it arthritis? IS IT SI JOINT PAIN? 😱 It can all...

185 Running While Injured with Brodie Sharpe, PT

185 Running While Injured with Brodie Sharpe, PT

Should you keep running when you’re injured? And what should you do for that sore Achilles when you're done? RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) is considered the gold standard when it comes to addressing pain, but the latest research has found that a little...

184 How Important is Good Posture While You Sleep?

184 How Important is Good Posture While You Sleep?

Have you ever woken up with a stiff neck and wondered if there was some magic grail of pillows that would prevent it? You spend 1/3 of your life asleep - but do you actually need a bunch of fancy (and probably overpriced) pillows to keep you out of pain while you...

183 Stronger Hands for Healthy Shoulders

183 Stronger Hands for Healthy Shoulders

When was the last time you thought specifically about your grip strength? You know, the strength of your hands? You use grip strength to pick up your phone, feed yourself, open jars and doors, and every interaction you have with your hands in your environment. But...

182 Elbow pain

182 Elbow pain

How is it that you can get golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow, even if you’ve never golfed or picked up a racket? Elbow pain affects almost 3 million Americans, so chances are you know someone who experiences elbow pain or are someone who suffers with it yourself. Common...

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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