The benefits of lycra include:
- Increased sensory feedback
- Increased proprioception
- Increased resistance
- Biomechanical improvements
The increased sensory feedback your body receives from wearing the lycra means that the body receives more information about its surroundings and positioning and this improves proprioception. The increased proprioception means that the body receives more sensory feedback which improves movement control and this is often a problem with neurological conditions.
The lycra also fixes the person in a specific or ‘normal’ position which not only stretches targeted muscles but also resists other specific muscles. Sometimes several layers of lycra can be worn to create further resistance. Everyday movements and exercises are then performed with the lycra being worn so that the body adapts to the ‘normal’ position and the muscles are stretched and strengthened. The resistance improves strength and control of muscles in the area and this can create biomechanical improvements and increase movement control. The aim of this is to allow the body to adapt so that the ‘normal’ position and movements can be achieved without the lycra being worn.
For more information on how lycra works please call Physio.co.uk today on 0330 088 7800.