People who experience chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) sometimes have problems with their balance. They may find that they have difficulty sensing the ground with their feet when walking, and sometimes find themselves tripping or stumbling.
We are currently running a pilot trial of an exercise program for people with CIPN and balance problems. We aim to investigate the effects of exercise on CIPN symptoms and general well-being, as well as looking at whether balance exercises can improve CIPN-related balance problems.
This program runs for eight weeks, and is tailored to the individual fitness level of each participant. Sessions take place under the supervision of exercise physiologists, and consist of balance and lower body strength exercises. Sessions take place at the University of New South Wales once per week, with a further two home-based sessions to be completed each week.
In order to take part, you must have completed chemotherapy and have symptoms of CIPN. Please get in touch with us to discuss whether our program is right for you.