WHAT IS PROPRIOCEPTION?

Proprioception is a medical term that is defined as the ability to sense the position, location, orientation, and movement of the body and its parts. In other words, it is the body’s 3D “map” of itself in time and space; this helps give the nervous system predictability. It results from the ongoing communication between the millions of tiny nerve endings in your skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, connective tissues and your central nervous system. In essence your nerves maintain an ongoing, ever changing and adapting map of your body. Interestingly enough, movement gives the most information to clarify the map. This is why we want to train joint mobility drills for the entire body and move as specifically as possible.

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