righting reflexes

right·ing re·flex·es

reflexes that through various receptors, in labyrinth, eyes, muscles, or skin tend to bring an animal's body into its normal position in space and that resist any force acting to put it into a false position, for example, on its back.
See also: body righting reflexes, labyrinthine righting reflexes, neck reflexes, optic righting reflexes.
Synonym(s): static reflexes (2)
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The stimulation of the righting reflexes caused an involuntary stressing of the postural muscles of the rider producing a training effect on the muscles.
Findings from the current study indicate that maintaining strength in the postural muscles by stimulating proprioceptive awareness through the righting reflexes help to delay the progression of ataxia.
Righting reflexes are those used to keep your body upright while moving across a stable object.
Initially, the imbalance is situational and manifests when the righting reflexes cannot meet the demands of a challenging environment, such as a slippery surface.
Righting reflexes tend to keep the head in an upright position and facilitate contraction of the neck receptors and the axial musculature.
Age-related decreases in sight, hearing, reaction time, sensory awareness and increased body sway and impairment of righting reflexes.