Effects of weight-bearing exercise on a mini-trampoline on diabetic neuropathic feet

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 2.8/4

A study to examine the effects of an eight-week training program on a mini-trampoline on improving symptoms caused by diabetic neuropathy.

Keywords: Diabetes; neuropathy; foot mobility; sensation; plantar pressure; foot ulcer

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to understand the symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and evaluate the effects of a mini-trampoline exercise program on these symptoms.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The symptoms associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
  2. The effect of different types of exercise on DPN symptoms.
  3. The forces acting on diabetic feet and the importance of correcting these forces to reduce complications such as ulceration and/or amputation.
  4. The benefits of correct program prescription for patients with DPN.
  5. The precautions and risks of training related to symptoms of DPN.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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