Proprioception refers to the body’s ability detect where it is in space. Close your eyes and feel your nose. You can move your finger from your nose to your nostrils without even seeing them. After a musculoskeletal trauma, proprioception exercises can be used to help you retrain your senses. To sense how your joints and muscles move, your body relies on its sensory system. Your body’s proprioceptive abilities are crucial for balance and coordination.