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Muscle Tightness vs. Tension: Understanding the Key Differences

Muscle Tightness vs. Tension: Understanding the Key Differences

In this episode of the Impact Your Fitness podcast, Jennifer Schwartz discusses the challenges of injury recovery and healing from orthopedic pain. She introduces three terms that she uses when coaching people in this phase: muscle tightness, muscle dysfunction, and tension. Jenn also shares three key principles to keep in mind while on your journey to full injury recovery and explains why not all pain is bad.

Topics discussed:

  • The complicated nature of pain
  • Adopting a biopsychosocial cognitive approach to pain resolution
  • The natural rhythm of tension in the body
  • The holistic approach to muscle dysfunction
  • Helpful terminology for healing and optimizing

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