Diane is a physical therapist with more than 25 years of practice in the areas of wound management and burn care.
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Peripheral neuropathy is a surprisingly common yet under-recognised medical condition. The outcomes of peripheral neuropathy can be devastating, including foot ulcers, major amputation, falls, intracranial injuries, and decreased quality of life. There are over 100 known types of peripheral neuropathy, each with a unique prognosis and symptoms. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy depend on the category of nerves involved: motor, sensory, or autonomic.
This course provides a basic neuroanatomy review, discusses the aetiology and categories of peripheral neuropathy, and provides clinical insight into diabetic neuropathy, the most common type of peripheral neuropathy.
This course aims to introduce the aetiology and categories of peripheral neuropathy.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.