Postural background movements

Subtle spontaneous body adjustments that enable us to maintain our center of gravity and our shift weight, keeping the head and body in alignment. These movements enable us to sit up and stand straight, and prepare the motor system for isolated voluntary motor activity. If we can't make the small movements extraneous do movement, become necessary. For example, we need to stand a certain way to kick a ball effectively.


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