Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can strike polio survivors ten to forty years after recovery. PPS is a very slow progressing condition, marked by long periods of stability and caused by the death of individual nerve terminals in the motor units that remain after the initial polio attack.
- musculoskeletal pain
- increased fatigue
- declining function
- difficulty recovering from a fall
Physical therapists can work with you on flexibility, balance and muscle strength and control. The therapy aims to limit and slow the effects of PPS and reduce the risk for falls. Physicians work closely with the therapists to oversee progress and make recommendations for further care. Medical psychology may also be helpful with emotional adjustment to the life changes you are facing as a result of PPS.
Call (877) 56-REHAB
To schedule an assessment with a Sheltering Arms physician, medical psychologist or therapist, call (877) 56-REHAB.