What is Proprioceptive Training? – Does Proprioceptive Training Work? – How to Do Proprioceptive Training
We’re all aware of the concepts of balance, motor control and proprioception, but do we know the difference? Can we selectively train them? Guido Van Ryssegem has studied the research and gives us an overview of what’s known and unknown, what proprioceptive training actually is, along with some training suggestions.
“We know balance is dynamic and that maintaining balance is a form of motor control — positioning our center of gravity and base of support in order to maintain postural control in various challenging situations. That’s what balance is. It is a form of postural control, you controlling your posture in a variety of situations, like rollerblading, dancing ballet, throwing a discus. Postural control needs to be maintained during specific postures.”~Guido Van Ryssegem
• Balance (1:30)
• Postural Control (6:25)
• What is Proprioception? (8:23)
• The Central Nervous System (14:11)
• Proprioceptive Exercises (18:14)
• Can Balance Exercises Improve Proprioception? (23:27)
• CNS Adaptation (29:13)
• Motor Program and Dynamic Systems Theory (35:26)
• Overview of System Training Exercises (38:49)
Guido Van Ryssegem, ATC, RN, CSCS, has been in clinical practice for 26 years and has been working in the strength and conditioning arena for 23 years. Guido is a practitioner and faculty at Oregon State University, and worked with the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles. Guido was recently selected to become the new National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Northwest regional director and is the Oregon committee chair for clinical and emerging practices for athletic trainers (CEPAT) as part of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). You can learn more about his work from his site at kineticintegrations.com.