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From PTJ: Time for a 'paradigm shift' in treatment of patients with DPN

from PT in Motion

While staying off one's feet may help heal skin ulcers in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, avoiding weight-bearing activities for long periods could decrease tolerance for stress and physical activity, and even increase likelihood of injury. Authors of a new "Perspective" article in Physical Therapy believe that's a harmful trade-off, and doing something about it will require nothing less than a "paradigm shift" in the way physical therapists think about physical training and activity in this population. more

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