Vestibular functions were evaluated on the 7th and 21th days of the study, just before the second and third ABR measurements, by evaluating tail hanging and air righting reflexes and swimming tests .
No pathological responses concerning air righting reflexes were seen in any of the animals.
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.
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