Effect of I-balance Training on Balance Performances among Elderly with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Case Study


  • Azliyana Azizan1 , Izham Ishak2




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.

Author Biography

Azliyana Azizan1 , Izham Ishak2

1 Doctor of Philosophy, Centre for Physiotherapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Selangor Campus, 42300 Puncak Alam Selangor Malaysia. 2 Physiotherapist Assistant, Physiotherapy Department,

Hospital Seberang Jaya, Jalan Tun Hussein Onn, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia