Central Nerve System Adaptation in People with Peripheral Neuropathy

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Reduced mobility and postural stability in people with Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) are predicted by the impairments foot sole sensation. Other sensory information could compensate for the impairments. For example, visual feedback would be important for PN with loss of Plantar Pressure Sensitivity to maintain balance. In additional, the Central Nerve System (CNS) may compensate to the loss of peripheral sensory input. H - reflex and H-index could provide us a widow looking into potential CNS adaptation. The purpose of this study was to study the correlation between CNS modulation, assessed by H-index and H-reflex, and mobility and postural stability, assessed by functional walking and balance tests.


International Society of Biomechanics Annual Convention (ISB)


Natal, Brazil