According to the American Physical Therapy Association, Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a condition that affects the nerves of your body. It is generally classified by the number of nerves affected, the type of nerve cells affected, or the process affecting the nerves. Depending on these factors, the symptoms of PN vary widely, and can include sensory (eg, touch), motor (eg, movement), and/or autonomic (ie, nervous system) issues. Impaired sensory or motor nerve function can significantly impact balance and gait quality and may result in weakness and increased fall risk.
How can physical therapy help?
Our primary treatment goal will be to help you improve and maintain functions that may be limited by peripheral neuropathy. Our providers will work with you to develop a treatment plan to help address your specific needs and goals. Treatments may include balance and coordination activities, strengthening exercises, and moderate-intensity aerobic exercise.