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

Online Webinars

We are holding a series of webinars, using the Zoom platform, presented by members of our Clinical Advisory Group and other various organisations. 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.

PROBLEM SOLVING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Solve-TAD will share a presentation about innovative assistive technology solutions, and be available to answer questions.

WHEN: Tuesday, 8th February 2022

TIME: 11.00am AEDT

WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting

Register

MANAGING POST-POLIO PAIN
Dr Stephen de Graaff will share some
strategies for managing post-polio pain.

WHEN: Tuesday, 15th March 2022

TIME: 11.00am AEDT

WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting

Register

Information Sessions & Zoom Chats

We are holding a series of Zoom chats throughout the year. The sessions will have a maximum of 100 live participants.

MONTHLY ZOOM CHATS FOR AUSTRALIA’S
POST-POLIO COMMUNITY

WHEN: The first Monday of each month –
join us for one or all of the sessions
(No session in January)

TIME: 11am NSW/VIC/TAS time*

*NOTE – This is 11am AEST or AEDT (depending on the month!)

Please check the right time in your
area so you don’t miss it!

WHERE: Online Zoom Meeting

Register

ADELAIDE
In-person event for polio survivors and partners/carers
Details to come

WHEN: Monday, 21st March 2022

TIME: TBD

WHERE: TBD

TBD

VICTOR HARBOR
In-person event for polio survivors and partners/carers
Details to come

WHEN: Tuesday, 22nd March 2022

TIME: TBD

WHERE: TBD

TBD

PORT AUGUSTA
In-person event for polio survivors and partners/carers
Details to come

WHEN: Thursday, 24th March 2022

TIME: TBD

WHERE: TBD

TBD

More locations and dates to be announced soon