In This Article:
- Proprioception: Making Sense of Body Position
- Simple Exercises to Restore Proprioception
- Advanced Exercises to Restore Proprioception
- Video: 3 Simple Exercises to Restore Proprioception
- Video: 3 Advanced Exercises to Restore Proprioception
Single Leg Squat
- Stand with both arms extended in front of the body.
- Shift your weight on one leg and extend the other leg forward and off the ground.
- Squat down as far as possible while still keeping the extended leg off the floor.
- Raise the body to the upright position.
Repeat 3 to 5 times on each side.
- Stand upright and hold a medium-sized plastic cone with both hands.
- Bend forward at the hips, letting one leg extend backwards while simultaneously placing the cone down and returning to the starting position.
- Pick up the cone in the same way and repeat for each leg.
Repeat this exercise 5 to 10 times on each side.
- Begin by standing upright and placing both feet a little more than shoulder width apart.
- Gently bend both knees to a 45° angle.
- Cross one leg over the other, taking a large step to one side.
- Step out so that feet are returned to the original position.
Repeat this exercise 5-10 times in both directions.