Not many health professionals have a deep understanding of Polio, the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome – this has historically led to a distrust of the medical profession. As a member of the clinical advisory board to Polio Australia, Melissa participated in the production of the ‘Clinical Practice Guidelines for Health Professionals’ and she and the team have presented workshops around NSW, in conjunction with Rotary Australia, educating health and medical professionals on effective management of people living with Polio.
Much of our expertise in this area has been gained through helping patients as well as starting up the first Polio Mobility Clinic in NSW since the closure of public services in the eighties. The effects of polio on the ageing body are complex and mobility can often be on a knife edge if new weakness emerges or fatigue sets in. We’d like to help you.
With your guidance, the team can provide you with a range of strategies and solutions to keep you on your feet, reduce your pain and help to maintain your quality of life. These may include orthotic aids, prescription of equipment and exercise programs. We also offer a range of footware that can be modified to suit your needs.