What is Post-polio Syndrome?
It is a condition that affects polio survivors years after recovery from an initial acute attack of the poliomyelitis virus.
Can physiotherapy help people with post-polio syndrome?
Yes. Physiotherapy is safe and effective in the treatment of post-polio syndrome when carefully prescribed and monitored by experienced Physiotherapists.
What are the causes of post-polio syndrome?
Damaged nerve cells that control muscle movements by the initial polio infection
Sprouted new nerve fibres working hard to take over the work of nerves that died
Sprouted nerve fibres breaking down due to increased workload leading to new muscle weakness
What are the symptoms of post-polio syndrome?
New or increasing weakness
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