Proprioception Exercises

Proprioception Exercises

Proprioception exercises allow you to improve your internal awareness of how your body is positioned and moves in space without relying on your other five senses.  Through the process of aging, gravity, your static and dynamic postures and your repetitive motions alters and diminishes your sense of preconception.

Have you noticed how many older adults begin to look at their feet in order to place them on stairs or navigate? Their diminished sense of proprioception prevents them from knowing where their foot is without looking.

They didn’t wake up one morning and said, “Gee, I don’t know where my feet are. Let me look at them and find out.” Overtime, because of lack of training, their internal senses that told them where each part of the body was without looking became weaker to the degree that they have to use their eyes.