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Do diabetic neuropathy patients benefit from balance training?

Mohammad Akbari, PhD, et al.


Figure 1. Study design.

Peripheral neuropathy is a common complaint of diabetes. Peripheral neural damage in turn will cause balance impairments in diabetic patients. We compared balance abilities of patients with diabetic neuropathy and age-matched normal participants by using the Biodex Balance System. All tests were con- ducted in eyes-open and closed conditions on bilateral and unilateral standing. After 10 sessions of balance training, patients with diabetic neuropathy were examined exactly like the first time. The results of this study showed that balance training can improve stability indices in diabetic patients with neuropathy.

Volume 49 Number 2, 2012
   Pages 333 — 338


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Akbari M, Jafari H, Moshashaee A, Forugh B. Do diabetic neuropathy patients benefit from balance training? J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(2):333–38.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2010.10.0197
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