Effect of I-balance Training on Balance Performances among Elderly with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Case Study
Keywords:Balance training, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, elderly
Falls is a major concern for elderly with diabetes peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Declines in sensory
function caused by neuropathy may lead to increased risk of falls among elderly and associated with poor
balance performances. Walking and turning requires integrated multiple system that includes sensorimotor,
functional, and attention functions. However, any alteration in this system will impaired the gait parameters.
An elderly need a cost-effective training to restore their upper and lower extremities strength and balance
performances in order to reduce the risk of falling. This case illustrate the effectiveness of I-balance training
for elderly who experienced DPN with fear of falling.