Millions of individuals who had polio are living in all areas of the world. Survivors range in age from a few months to nonagenarians (in their nineties). Aftereffects vary greatly depending on the number and location of the nerve cells destroyed by the poliovirus. The challenge or ease of living with polio varies for each survivor, depending on the availability of medical care and rehabilitation opportunities, and their family and social support.
Information from experts that PHI has collected over the years is available on our sister site, Polio Place. Entries can be searched by category or by hashtags. Click here to view on Polio Place. You may also browse below for advice from other polio survivors about what has worked for them.
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What Works for Me
Shared peer advice from polio survivors about what works for them.
What Works: Results and Implications of Post-Polio Clinic SurveyJanuary 22, 2020
Donating ShoesJanuary 22, 2020
Retailers providing single/mismatched shoe servicesJanuary 22, 2020
For great help with all your special shoes, braces and/or orthopedicsJanuary 22, 2020
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