Beat the Heat!

Recognition, prevention, and treatment of exertion heat illness It’s that time of year again…. it’s 98 degrees in North Carolina today.  The “low” was 75, so there’s no such thing as a “cool morning run”, and my dog is now refusing to walk for longer than ten minutes. See where I’m going with this? If…

The Important Things

Well….hello again! It’s certainly been awhile since my last article, and for that I wholeheartedly apologize.  It’s been a busy 2018, but I’m happy to report that I crushed all of my goals. Some updates on my life: -I was accepted to the Sports PT Residency program at Virginia Commonwealth University!  I start at the…

Lift Heavy Run Strong

Hey Fit Nerds! I apologize for the long hiatus as residency is kicking my butt right now, but I’m back with a short and sweet post this week talking about the importance of strength training in runners. I’m not here to present loads and loads of research on the topic though there is definitely evidence…

Write What You Know

So….it’s been a hot minute? Kate here, and I realize I’ve been a little MIA from Fit Nerd Physios these past few months.  I’m back, and with a bit of a new perspective on how I want to utilize the Fit Nerd Physios platform. First, I’ll bring you up to speed.  Aimee and I are…

Choosing Iron Over Pavement

Hey Fit Nerds! Today I thought I’d share with you my journey from running to weight lifting and how I’ve become more selective about the running that I do these days. This may come as a bit of a surprise because we write a lot of posts about running on our site, but I’m very…

Tales of a New Grad PT

Hey Fit Nerd fans! Sorry for my hiatus from the blog, but life is busy as a new grad PT! I began working my first PT job back in June of this year and so far it has been a whirlwind trying to get accustomed to full-time clinical life. All you new grads out there…

The Idiot’s Guide to Therapeutic Alliance

*This article is geared toward clinicians and students – however, I think it’s also beneficial for everyone to read. If you’ve ever been, or are ever going to be, a client/patient of a physical therapist, this might tell you what to look for when you’re choosing a provider!  When I showed up on the first…

Your Mental Health Matters

We’re inundated with happiness here in the developed world.  Every other tweet in my feed is an inspirational quote, every magazine cover advertises tips for “your happiest self”, the self-help section at Barnes and Noble gets bigger every year, and everywhere, EVERYWHERE we’re reminded to “look at the positives” and “happiness is something you create”…

The Best and Worst of Fall Running

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – at least, fall has always been my favorite season! Crisp air, cooler temps, gorgeous colors, and pumpkin spice everything (yeah, I’m that girl…).  Fall has also always been my favorite season for running, for many reasons, but there are also some things you need to watch…

Beyond Bulk: The Many Ways to Strength Train!

I’m a firm believer that EVERYONE needs to engage in some form of strength training. Whether you’re under age 10 or over age 70, male or female, fit or not, and regardless of what sport or recreational activity you engage in, and regardless of whether you have an illness or an injury – you need…

Overcoming Perfectionism as a New Grad PT

Today’s post comes from physical therapist Michelle Morrow, DPT, OCS. Michelle has been practicing in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy for 4 years and currently works for Bellin Health in Escanaba, MI. She is also residency-trained in orthopedic manual physical therapy through Evidence in Motion. I contacted Michelle for some words of advice with some things that…