The term “Joint centration” refers to the ideal alignment of a joint where there is maximal contact between the bones in conjunction with a symmetrical activity between stabilizing-muscles. Most babies perform all their movements in good joint centration.
Correct CNS control ensures proportional activation between the adductors and abductors, external and internal rotators, flexors and extensors and allows for an ideal skeletal formation.
It is important for the activity of all the stabilizers to be proportional in this regard. If one link (a muscle or just a certain section of a muscle) is weak, it must be counterbalanced by another muscle, leading to an imbalance in the global stabilization chain. Unless restored early by (global) therapy, it may remain for the rest of life and become a primary etiological factor in the development of chronic pain in the locomotor system.
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