Neurophysiology and Assessment of the Proprioception

  • Defne KayaEmail author
  • Fatma Duygu Kaya Yertutanol
  • Mahmut Calik


Proprioception plays a crucial role in human movement control, which is fundamental for daily activities, exercise, and sports. Neurophysiology and pathways of the proprioception are still unclear. Likewise, assessment techniques of the proprioception are still puzzling. Proprioception is the one of the “black hole” topics of the medicine. In this chapter, neurophysiology and assessment of the proprioception are attempted to explain.


Proprioceptive pathways Joint position sense Propriospinal pathway Proprioception 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Defne Kaya
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fatma Duygu Kaya Yertutanol
    • 2
  • Mahmut Calik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health SciencesUskudar UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesUskudar UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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