s8 - Chapter11 ProgressiveRelaxation ConceptofBracing

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Chapter 11 Progressive Relaxation
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Concept of Bracing Bracing is unnecessary muscular contraction Proper form: moving the body to perform the task  more effectively, with the least amount of energy  Too much muscular contraction  interferes with proper  form and results in: Headache Backache Pains in the neck and shoulder Other illnesses Relaxation techniques can reduce bracing
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Progressive Relaxation Technique used to induce nerve-muscle relaxation Developed by Edmund Jacobson (1938) for tense  hospital patients Involves contracting  and relaxing  muscle groups  throughout the body Known as neuromuscular relaxation, Jacobsonian  relaxation, or progressive relaxation
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Progressive Relaxation Has physiological and psychological  effects Physiological effects 1. Relaxation of smooth muscle aids the  gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems 2. Tension headaches and migraine headaches 
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course SDS 3482 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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s8 - Chapter11 ProgressiveRelaxation ConceptofBracing

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