Donald A. Neumann, PT, PhD, wrote the following article which was originally published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy.
Polio: Its Impact on the People of the United States and the Emerging Profession of Physical Therapy (pdf)
Reproduced from Neumann DA. Polio: Its Impact on the People of the United States and the Emerging Profession of Physical Therapy, J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2004; 34(8) 479-492, with permission of the Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association.
This article was prepared by Marianne T. Weiss, PT, who dedicated many hours of work treating polio survivors and educating fellow physical therapists about the late effects of polio. PHI publishes this part of her comprehensive work to assure that her efforts continue past her much-too-early passing in 2002.