Resources for Polio Survivors

A Rotarian’s Primer on Polio Eradication & Polio Survivor Support 

British Polio Fellowship Library
The library database contains over eight hundred and fifty articles published in medical journals from around the world. They are listed in date order and the most recent articles appear first.

Central Virginia Post Polio Support Group Library
Library of articles.

Lincolnshire Post Polio Library
All the articles in the Lincolnshire Post-Polio Library, currently over one hundred in number, are available at this site. Selecting an article title in any of the catalogues will take you to the complete text of that article. Library Reference Lists cover a wide range of resources in addition to the onsite full text articles listed in the Catalogues.

Post-Polio Health International Fact Sheets
Facts and figures regarding polio and post-polio.

Post-Polio Health International Newsletters
Post-Polio Health is the quarterly newsletter of Post-Polio Health International.

Post-Polio Network (NSW) Articles
Articles and Research Reviews by Dr Mary Westbrook.

Polio Regina Library
Mavis Matheson, MD, had polio in 1952. Her left leg was severely wasted and she had neck and shoulder weakness. She “recovered completely” and lead a full and busy life until she developed post-polio weakness and fatigue 40 years later. She practiced medicine until 1993. Today, she uses a power chair outside her house and CPAP at night.  She designed and maintains the Polio Regina web site and library and is involved with Regina Insight Meditation.

Polio Services Victoria – Fact Sheets
Polio Services Victoria (PSV) is located at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia. PSV Clinics provide initial specialised assessment and care planning, and offer long term review of people who have had polio. A medical referral from a GP or specialist is required before being seen in the clinic. On line fact sheets include:

Save Our Shoulders

The purpose of this manual is to help polio survivors become more aware of the behaviors that can cause shoulder overuse and some of the treatment options that are available. While the information included in this manual is targeted to polio survivors, it will be useful to anyone with shoulder problems. Shoulder disfunction is an orthopedic problem with similar symptoms in people with and without a history of polio. Treatment approaches are individualized and focus on minimizing or eliminating pain while maximizing function.