Movement coordination

Whole body cryotherapy in cryo-chamber for treating disturbances in equilibrium and disorders in movement coordination

Physical balance and movement coordination are closely associated with one another in the nervous system. The balance organ located in the inner ear (vestibular organ) can only determine the position of the body in space. For perceiving the position of the entire body and also its individual parts in space additional information is necessary that must be integrated to a whole in the central nervous system with information from the vestibular apparatus. This second information component comes from the visual organ and from the sensors that detect limb position, the proprioceptors. At this point we would like to deal briefly with proprioception and its influencing by cold stimuli.

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Disruptions in proprioception can occur in many ways:

Inappropriate loading of the joint structures and in the skeletal system

Joint injuries

Mobility restrictions of the joints due to inflammation, pains and degenerative changes,

Inappropriate loading of muscles and muscle groups, muscular weakness and hardening, muscular shortening and muscular imbalance

Innervation disorders of the musculature with changes in their tensile state

Immobilization of body parts or indeed the whole body

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Disclaimer

The information on this page is inspired by the book "Power from the Cold" by Prof. Papenfuß. The author states explicitly in his book that the descriptions in his book (and on this page) are not in any way intended to act as a substitute for the careful clinical indication process and the observation of strict safety measures developed in individual cryotherapy centres, or as a substitute for the indication of whole body cryotherapy in combination with other treatments.

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