Control of movement

Co-ordination and control of movement

The pyramidal system communicates the conscious decision to mobilise the body but there are various mechanisms that control, co-ordinate and stabilise the movement pattern.

Involves various simple reflexes and complex higher interactions.
Uses various sensori-motor feedback systems involving CNS and different levels of motor system

Practical examples

Simple system

ensures smooth movement throughout contraction/shortening or relaxation/lengthening

Complex systems

Clinical relevance

Clinical examples