Story Check Anatomist Professor Dr. med. Niels Hammer from the University of Otago (New Zealand) explains proprioceptive stimulation through supports using the knee joint as an example.
- The knee has a very dense network of nerves. Susceptible proprioceptors are located near the menisci and the Hoffa’s fat pads, among other locations.
- Habituation effects can be interrupted by changing the stimuli, for instance using a special support.
- Knowledge about the interrelationship between the nervous system and the locomotor system is the gateway to new approaches for the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.