#FF 1: The Movement Maestro

Is “Follow Friday/#FF” Still a thing? Well, we’re bringing it back. At Fit Nerd Physios we believe that everyone has something to offer, and that we should lift each other up rather than compete and compare. Every Friday we’ll be spotlighting someone who we think is doing something AWESOME to promote sports, learning, active lifestyles,…

Reading Recommendations for Runners

this post is dedicated to my dear friend, Jon Grey (1988-2018), who first introduced me to Once a Runner. Jon, may your soul and your love for this sport live on through the rest of us still out on the roads.  If you ask me to list my top ten favorite books of all time, you…

Take it With a Grain of Salt: Hyponatremia Risk in Endurance Athletes.

Most of us endurance athletes are health-conscious people.  We sweat every day.  Boatloads of sweat.  We drink tons of water.  We eat our veggies.  All good things right?  Maybe, maybe not.  Sometimes, our health conscious habits get us into trouble and can actually be a detriment to our training.  Especially this obsession we have with…

Heat Acclimation for Runners

I’m saddened to report that it is STILL in the 90s in North Carolina.  And not much better in Virginia, where I’ll be moving in just a few weeks.  Someday, maybe I’ll live in a place where it’s 70 degrees year round, but for now I’ll just have to daydream about being able to breathe…

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…