Effectiveness of Sensory Integration and Conventional Therapy on Impaired Kinesthesia in Peripheral Neuropathy

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  • Department of Neurophysiotherapy, Krishna College of Physiotherapy, Krishna Vishwavidyapeeth, Karad – 415539, Maharashtra ,IN




Conventional Exercises, Kinesthesia, Peripheral Neuropathy, Sensory Integration


Background: Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord. Over all prevalence in India varies from 5 - 2400 per 10,000 populations. Diabetic neuropathy is the most common type. Kinesthesia is the ability to sense the motion of a joint or limb. It is primarily influenced by muscle spindles and secondarily influenced by skin receptors and joint receptors. Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of sensory integration on kinesthesia in peripheral neuropathy and to compare the effect of sensory integration with conventional therapy on kinesthesia in peripheral neuropathy. Materials And Methods: This was an experimental study conducted on 68 subjects in which Group A received conventional therapy (control) and another group received sensory integration along with conventional therapy (experimental). Simple Random Sampling technique was used. Pre intervention assessment was done and treatment was given for 6 weeks. Post intervention assessment was done with help of outcome measures. Statistical analysis was done using students t test. Results: Among the 68 subjects, Group B which received sensory integration along with conventional therapy showed extremely significant improvement in impaired kinesthesia. In the Weber two point discrimination test, the post intervention comparison (8.6 with group A and 5.98 with group B) showed that group was extremely significant in improving joint position sense. In joint position sense for plantar flexion and dorsiflexion, Group B showed extremely proximate results to range which was asked and the range which was performed by the subjects. Conclusion: Sensory integration therapy was found to be significantly effective on impaired kinesthesia in peripheral neuropathy.


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Kanase, S. B. (2023). Effectiveness of Sensory Integration and Conventional Therapy on Impaired Kinesthesia in Peripheral Neuropathy. Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health, 23(3), 121–127. https://doi.org/10.18311/jeoh/2023/34204



Research Article
Received 2023-06-24
Accepted 2023-07-14
Published 2023-09-19



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