Key Features

  • Practical information presented by international leaders in the field

  • Features diagnosis and management considerations as well as rehab considerations

  • Current evidence base for rehabilitation therapies

Table of Contents

1. Inclusion and Exclusion criteria for Post-Polio Syndrome
2. Evaluating and Treating the Symptomatic Post-Polio Patient
3. The Role of the Multidisciplinary Post-Polio Clinic
4. Exercise in the Treatment of PPS
5. Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain
6. Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary
7. Dysfunction
8. Speech and Swallowing in Post-Polio Syndrome
9. Post-Polio Fatigue
10. Effectiveness of Physical Therapy in the Management of PPS
11. The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Management of PPS
12. Aging with Polio and Preventing Secondary Disability
13. Energy Conservation and Pacing
14. Gait, Bracing, Shoes and Assistive Devices
15. Motorized mobility
16. Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
17. Psychological Issues--Sex, Abuse and Intimacy
18. Muscle physiology and Electrodiagnosis
19. Aquatic Therapy


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Hanley & Belfus
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About the author

Julie Silver

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts