Changes achieved with pressure garments in movement and body control are neurophysiological and biomechanical in nature. Exact mechanisms are yet unknown. Central nervous system is a complex organization of nerve cells in which all activity is generated from external stimuli (Kottke, 1980). Nervous system gets feedback from our motor cortex and turns the sensory and proprioseptic feedback into movement.  Proprioception, deep pressure, viobration and light touch are all somatosensory inputs that enhance learning within the central nervous system: this is how we interpret the world itself.

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