Post Polio Syndrome

Disability/Illness Description:

Post Polio Syndrome is a late effect of polio. Post-polio syndrome is characterized by the following symptoms:

  • unaccustomed fatigue
  • muscle weakness
  • respiratory difficulties
  • muscle and joint pain
  • intolerance to cold
  • functional loss

Lifestyle changes, pacing and the use of adaptive equipment are the most effective ways to minimize the effects of Post Polio Syndrome.

Associations/Groups:

Associations/Groups:

Post Polio Health International
Mission is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors and home ventilator users through education, advocacy, research and networking.
4207 Lindell Blvd, #110
Saint Louis, MO 63108-2930
Phone: 314-534-0475
Fax: 314-534-5070
Email: info@post-polio.org

The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
Provides information and resources for all types of physical activity, latest research , directories of health and leisure organizations, accessible recreation facilities and equipment vendors.
4000 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
Toll Free: 800-900-8086
Fax: 205-313-7475
Email: email@nchpad.org

International Rehabilitation Center for Polio at Spaulding (IRCP)
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
300 First Avenue
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-952-5000
Contact Form

Other Information:

Post-Polio Syndrome Fact SheetNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Understanding Post-Polio Syndrome – Easter Seals

Fact Sheet last updated on: 4/12/2018