The Late Effects of Polio: Managing Muscles and Mobility

Polio Australia commissioned this clinical practice resource module for health professionals to inform the broader primary care community about good practice in the management of individuals living with polio, the Late Effects of Polio (LEoP) and/or Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS). The module will also be of interest to those working with individuals with other neurological or musculoskeletal issues, and those living with the late effects of disability.

The module’s content is drawn from three sources: the contemporary practice wisdom of Australia’s current allied health polio specialists; the expert knowledge of those living with polio and its aftermath; and the evidence-based literature.

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The Late Effects of Polio: Introduction to Clinical Practice

This free online resource module for health professionals was commissioned by Polio Australia and completed in October 2012. “The Late Effects of Polio: Introduction to Clinical Practice has been professionally written and reviewed by a team of volunteer medical professionals and has drawn from a large number of pre-existing resources based on best practice principles. It is intended that this initial module be promoted to a range of health service providers to assist in the management of the Late Effects of Polio for their patients. The content provides an overview of the broad range of symptoms associated with the Late Effects of Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome.


Cochrane Review

Cochrane works collaboratively with contributors around the world to produce authoritative, relevant, and reliable evidence, in the form of Cochrane Reviews. Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care resources. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting. They are published online in the Cochrane Library. Each systematic review addresses a clearly formulated question. In the case of this particular review the question was:

What are the effects of different treatments in people with postpolio syndrome (PPS)?

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Fact Sheets and Guides

A range of fact sheets on the Late Effects of Polio are available on our Polio Health website.

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Diagnosis and Management

A range of resources on the diagnosis and management of the Late Effects of Polio are available on our Polio Health website.

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Useful Links

A range of useful links on the Late Effects of Polio are available on our Polio Health website.

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