Definition of Proprioception. The term proprioception is used to describe the sensory information that contributes to the sense of position of self and movement. Sir Charles Bell named the "sixth sense" as the sense of the positions and actions of the limbs (McCloskey 1978).

Proprioceptive and balance exercises teach your body to control the position of a deficient or an injured joint. An common example of a proprioceptive or balance exercise is the use of a balance or wobble board after an ankle sprain.