proprioceptive mechanism

pro·pri·o·cep·tive mech·a·nism

the mechanism of sense of position and movement, by which muscular movements can be adjusted to a great degree of accuracy and equilibrium maintained.

pro·pri·o·cep·tive mech·a·nism

(prō'prē-ō-sep'tiv mek'ă-nizm)
The mechanism of sense of position and movement, by which muscular movements can be adjusted to a great degree of accuracy and equilibrium maintained.
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Neurosensorial system, through vestibular, visual and proprioceptive mechanisms contribute to a correct posture.
The role of training is to shift this control to the faster and more dynamic proprioceptive mechanisms, which because of their locus in the spinal cord, respond much quicker to sudden disturbances in the postural system, e.
11) It is important to include cervical spondylosis and the wearing of a neck collar as possible reasons for balance disturbance as they inhibit the proprioceptive mechanisms.
The objective of the present study was to improve the dynamic balance performance of a sample of dancers by increasing the challenge to their proprioceptive mechanisms of balance control in their daily dance practice.
31,34) The amount of actual mechanical support has been questionable and current literature places a greater emphasis on proprioceptive mechanisms via sensory afferent cues through traction of the tape on the skin to reduce pain intensity and increase muscular and joint support.
11) Similar to the knee menisci, the labrum may also be involved in nociceptive and proprioceptive mechanisms due to its abundant neural supply.