Pain is a complex experience. There are biological, psychological, and social aspects that all contribute to a painful experience. Pain, although often seen as a nascence, is actually a good thing because it let’s us know that there is an injury or a potential injury. In this article, we will discuss how pain changes movement and what the effect of this is.
For many of us, our emphasis is on the quantity of movement and usually not the quality of movement. “I need to do 10 reps of [insert exercise here]” or “I’m going to run 13.1 miles today.” While having fitness goals is not a bad thing, little consideration is given to the quality of movement. In this post, we will discuss the components of movement quality and how you can improve it.