Does your child apply too much or too little pressure while writing, appear to use more force than necessary when closing car or cupboard doors, seem to often bump into things as they move around, lean on people or objects nearby, slouch when working at a desk, not know their own strength when playing or seem to generally have poor body awareness? These could all be signs that they have problems with their Proprioceptive sensory sense.
Sensory receptors are located in your skin, joints, and muscles. When you move, your brain senses the effort, force, and heaviness of your actions and positions and responds accordingly. Normal proprioception lets you move freely without giving your movements a second thought.
If you have any concerns about your child’s proprioception, we have an experienced team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists that can help!