Golgi tendon organ

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Golgi tendon organ

[′gȯl·jē ′ten·dən ‚ȯr·gən]
(physiology)
Any of the kinesthetic receptors situated near the junction of muscle fibers and a tendon which act as muscle-tension recorders.
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On a more structural level Bowen moves affect the Golgi receptors (found in myo-tendinous junctions, ligaments and the deep fascia) by using slightly more pressure and longer holding times, and by working close to origins and insertions.
29) Golgi receptors are arranged in series in fascia and have been found to respond to muscular contraction/tension.
A related Table 1 error is the description of the afferent axon "class" that innervates these Golgi receptors.