Living with Polio


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.

Learn about Living with Polio