somatic nervous system
"For a good analogy, let's go back to the concept that the cerebellum is like a computer and control center, and that the somatic nervous system is like the wires that the cerebellum uses to control the muscles. When a compensation pattern is active, it is as if the body is cross-wired. When you try to use an inhibited muscle, the compensation pattern causes the wrong wire to light up, activating the wrong (over-worked) muscle. "
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