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The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.

[Latin proprius, one's own; see per in Indo-European roots + (re)ception.]


(Physiology) the neurological ability of the body to sense movement and position


(ˌproʊ pri əˈsɛp ʃən)

perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
interoception - sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
kinesthesis, kinesthetics, muscle sense, sense of movement, kinaesthesis, kinesthesia, kinaesthesia - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
kinanesthesia - inability to sense movement
labyrinthine sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibrium, vestibular sense, equilibrium - a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head
somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somesthesia - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs


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Impaired proprioception (1-3), postural control (4-6), muscle strength (7,8), and prolonged peroneal reaction time (9-11) of the ankle are reported to be the primary causes of functional ankle instability and ankle sprains.
Its main tasks are to enable load transfer by absorbing shock, [1, 4] to increase the area where the joint contact the surface [2] to contribute to joint stability [3] and proprioception [5, 6].
He had intact proprioception and vibration, with absent pain and temperature sensation.
Your strength, upper and lower limb, is objectively assessed and proprioception, flexibility, core stability are covered.
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The concept of combining control and feedback through a direct link between physiological movement and movement of an externally powered prosthesis was pioneered by Simpson [15] under the name of extended physiological proprioception (EPP) and has been previously reported for electric-powered prostheses [16-18].
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The Miracle Belt stemmed in part from athletes' and trainers' use of weights and sandbags to develop proprioception, or body awareness and the engagement of particular muscles, while strengthening balance and coordination.