Peripheral Neuropathy Pool Protocols Produce Results
“Peripheral neuropathy is a very challenging condition to try to improve a patient in… “
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that’s seen when someone has damage to his or her peripheral nervous system. According to the National Peripheral Neuropathy Institute, approximately 20 million people suffer from neuropathy in the United States.
Symptoms may include, but aren’t limited to:
- Numbness and/or tingling
- Balance issues
- Weakened muscles
Dealing with peripheral neuropathy can be difficult for physical therapists because each patient experiences very different side effects. Some may be overcome; others must be compensated for.
Below, Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, Salem, Oregon, shares some of the HydroWorx pool protocols he’s used on Jack, an 88-year-old patient with peripheral neuropathy.