PhysioFunction’s highly specialised Neurological Physiotherapists, Therapy Assistants, Sports Therapists and Personal Trainers are able to deliver tailored programs and group classes for clients who have Post Polio Syndrome.
Some examples of the therapy you may receive include:
Many polio survivors live with the long-term effects of the virus such as muscle wasting, reduced bone density, spinal deformity, pain and respiratory difficulties due to the muscle paralysis from the initial onset of illness. Many survivors report a return or worsening of the muscle weakness, many years after the original infection. This is now being diagnosed as Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS).
PPS can include a wide range of symptoms that can develop over time including fatigue, new or worsening muscle weakness, muscle and joint pain, sleep apnoea, intolerance to cold.
The specialist service at Guys and St Thomas Fox Lane Unit can provide a 3-week rehabilitation programme including multidisciplinary assessment, advice and diagnoses. For information on referrals, please contact your GP or the Lane Fox unit directly. https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/lane-fox/specialities.aspx