Did you or someone close to you have polio? Years later, the Late Effects of Polio (including Post-Polio Syndrome) can cause symptoms such as fatigue, new or increased muscle weakness, pain, sleep problems and difficulty with breathing or swallowing.

The information sessions will cover:

– Current information about the Late Effects of Polio

– How to get more out of your health professional

– Self-management strategies

– Q&A

– Local connections


Steph Cantrill_170x170Steph Cantrill
Steph has a background in Occupational Therapy and has had many years’ experience working in rehabilitation settings in clinical roles. She completed a Masters of Public Health in 2010 and then spent four years in India, working in a volunteer role with a community development project.

Steph now works as Polio Australia’s Community Engagement Officer, aiming to reach out to polio survivors and their families to facilitate learning and sharing knowledge about the Late Effects of Polio.

Please register below if you would like to attend a session.

Contact Steph on 0466 719 613 or email [email protected] if you would like further information.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Queensland

Cairns
Thursday 5th November 2020
12.00pm – 1.00pm
Spinal Life Australia – Community Rooms
2-4 Smith Street, Cairns North, QLD
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Online Information Sessions

We are holding a series of webinars, using the Zoom platform, presented by members of our Clinical Advisory Group. The sessions will have a maximum of 100 live participants, but we will endeavour to record them for later viewing. They will then be added to our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

POLIO AWARENESS MONTH WEEKLY ZOOM CHATS
This will be another opportunity to share and learn from each other, as well as a chance to hear a polio survivor share their story.
Monday 12th, 19th and 26th October 2020
11:00 in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania 
10:00 in Queensland
10:30 in South Australia
10:00 in NT and 08:00 in WA
Online Zoom Meeting
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More locations and dates to be announced soon