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Activities for proprioceptive system

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December 27, 2017

Proprioception is defined as a cornerstone in sensory integration therapy. Muscle movements against resistance or gravity, traction, compression, movements related with muscles and joints provide proprioceptive stimulus and are used to improve motor coordination, to increase body awareness and to help arousal level modulation [2, 20].Practices like jumping on trampoline, climbing a mountain of bolster and crash onto mats, jumping games, roller skating, bicycle riding, throwing and catching a heavy ball, wheelbarrow walking, pulling and pushing activities, carrying or moving heavy objects, imitating animal walks that require heavy work (crab, bear), swinging from trapeze bar, wearing a weighted west, weighted blanket, wearing ankle or wrist weights in activities stimulates proprioceptive system

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