The proprioceptive system is located in our muscles and joints. It provides us with a sense of body awareness and detects and controls force and pressure.
Proprioception is the sense of orientation a child has of their limbs in space. It is the body’s ability to sense its location, movements, and actions. When we move, our brain senses the effort, force, and pressure of our actions and positions and responds accordingly as to whether muscles are being stretched, joints are bending, or straightened.
If sensory information is not being received properly or messages are not being processed effectively, then it will result in Proprioceptive Dysfunction.
Adding pressure to the muscle and joints increases the ability to process proprioception.