Tag Archives: spinal reflex

Plantar insensitivity and reduced cutaneous reflex strength: potential risk factors for balance impairment?

Sensory input arising from skin receptors of the foot sole provides important information for controlling standing balance: a finding demonstrated by blocking the neural activity of skin receptors in young adults. As we age, our skin receptors

A new take on walking exercise to stimulate adaptations in the nervous system

Exercise causes adaptations that ultimately make performance of physical activity easier. One way the body adapts to exercise is by re-organization of the central nervous system (CNS). Some neural connections may be strengthened, while others may be