|Type I||In the superficial layers of the joint capsule||Mechanoreceptors, responding to static and dynamic stimulation||Slow||Position of joint. Contribution to regulation muscle tone. Movement sense.|
|Type II||In the deeper capsule layers and within fat pads||Dynamic mechanoreceptors||High and they adapt quickly||Rapid change of direction.|
|Type III||In joint ligaments||Dynamic mechanoreceptors||High and they adapt slowly||Direction of movement.
Braking effect on muscle tone if the joint moves too fast or too far.