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Clum­si­ness Scale

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Research is cur­rently being con­ducted in the pos­i­tive role that chi­ro­prac­tic plays in assist­ing those who have poor pro­pri­o­cep­tive func­tion. Pro­pri­o­cep­tion is the abil­ity of the brain to sense the rel­a­tive posi­tion of the body parts in space, and the abil­ity to move with­out look­ing at your mov­ing body parts. For exam­ple, when you close your eyes, you still have a sense of body position.

When this sense is impaired, you are more likely to be clumsy and acci­dent prone. We know that chi­ro­prac­tic care improves the com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the brain and body, and the body and brain, improv­ing pro­pri­o­cep­tion input and out­put, as well as neural con­nec­tions in the brain for proprioception.

This is why research is being con­ducted to explore this further.

The test that was devel­oped for research is a dys­func­tional sen­so­ri­mo­tor inte­gra­tion scale, also labelled a ‘clum­si­ness scale.’ The higher your read­ing on the scale, the more likely you need to see a chiropractor.

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