Peripheral Neuropathy, Balance, and Falling
Can you explain how skin affects balance?
It is commonly known that loss of joint range of motion in the foot, ankle, hip, and spine can impact one’s balance, especially when trying to walk across an uneven parking lot, the backyard, down a gravel driveway or climbing up the stairs. But how can the skin on your lower leg impact balance? And what if you have been told that you have “peripheral neuropathy” …a symptom and a disease process where sensory nerves (peripheral nervous system) transmit information from the skin and muscles in your legs and arms, to the spinal cord and brain (central nervous system), have been damaged. Radiation/chemotherapy, poor blood supply, and long-standing high blood sugar levels (diabetes)...
Carol Montgomery, is a physical therapist, a co-creator of Integral Human GaitSM theory, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, and a Senior Trainer in Movement Intelligence. Focus, Align, Teach and Inspire! These qualities not only describe her work, they describe her presence. She is passionate when it comes to reconnecting learning with human function and health. Carol is in private practice at MontgomerySomatics.com in Columbus, Indiana.