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Proprioception exercises are designed to restore your kinesthetic awareness and to form a foundation for establishing or reestablishing the coordination, agility, strength and endurance athletes require for safe and effective activities. These exercises are simple to perform and place minimal stress on healing tissues, so many can be done sooner than more rigorous exercises. Implementing proprioceptive work early in the rehabilitative process will help an athlete gain better control over his or her muscles and movements, enhancing the development of muscular strength and endurance.