May 5, 2016

Who is NATX?

Who is Neuropathy Alliance of Texas?

Neuropathy Alliance of Texas (NATX), an Austin-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, works to provide support, resources, and hope, and to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by neuropathy: patients, caregivers, family and friends.

NATX’s current services include:

Monthly Support Groups – Now at 3 locations throughout Central Texas: (Austin- Westlake Hills, Austin- Northwest Hills, and Georgetown).  Each meeting focuses on a topic of interest to the clients, such as proper diagnosis and treatments, nutrition, foot care, massage, exercise, pain management, emotional needs, etc., followed by group sharing to create a sense of open, welcoming, and supportive community and allow for clients to relate with others and find hope through others’ stories, doctor referrals and treatment suggestions.  To learn more, please visit our page about our support group meetings.

Tai Chi Classes – Weekly classes in 3 different locations taught by instructors addressing the special needs of neuropathy patients.  To learn more about our classes and to register, please click here.

Educational Materials – We offer an educational booklet, videos of past meeting educational sessions, lending libraries, research articles, and links to ongoing research studies.

Patient Self-Assessment Program – Self-assessment tools equip patients with data to monitor the progress of symptoms in-between doctor visits. This helps provide real data to the healthcare providers and empowers patients to advocate for their own health.

Outreach and Awareness – With an estimated 130,000 Central Texans suffering from neuropathy, NATX strives to reach as many patients and caregivers as possible to let them know there are resources and support available to them.