Peripheral neuropathy affects 3-4% of people 55 years and older. Damaged nerves can cause pain, burning, numbness, and loss of sensation typically in hands and feet. Many people feel that the only way to treat neuropathy is with drugs, but that is not always the case.

At the first visit, the physical therapist will perform an evaluation and take the following:

-Sensation testing

-Strength testing (Taken with a force gauge that measures to a tenth of a pound)

-Active and passive range of motion tests

-Reflex tests

-Function tests

-Posture of the feet and balance testing

We have several ways to treat neuropathy at our clinic which includes:

-Class 4 laser treatments with active range of motion or movement

-Strengthening of the areas around the neuropathy

-Improving posture of the feet

-Nerve flossing and nerve treatment

-Patient education

-Hot Whirlpool with active range of motion or movement

-Biofeedback and balance Humac Machine training to increase proprioception

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Mike Pennington

Mike Pennington

Michael Pennington is a physical therapist and the owner of Turning Point Physical Therapy, which is located in beautiful southern Oregon. He is a loving husband, father of six and a master of his trade. Before studying at Pacific University, Michael earned his Eagle Scout and served a full-time 2 year mission in South Africa. He is as accomplished as he is hard working. All of his experiences culminate together at his clinic and are evident in his patient care.
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