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Case report of rehabilitation of a subject with post polio syndrome

Srishti S Sharma, Megha S Sheth, Neeta J Vyas, Pankaj R Patel.

Post-polio syndrome (PPS) affects polio survivorís years after the initial polio attack. They report new musculoskeletal symptoms.The purpose of this case report was to determine the effect of a physical therapy intervention on these symptoms in a 53 year old male subject with residual poliomyelitis of left lower limb more than right. Strengthening and aerobic exercises along with lifestyle modification advices were found to be beneficial with respect to all outcome measures taken after 4 and 12 weeks of program, with deterioration in none.This is a first case report documenting benefits of physical therapy following PPS in India. Its findings support the use of exercise in subjects with late effects of poliomyelitis and provide clinically valuable knowledge regarding the treatment efficacy of PPS exercise regimens.

Key words: Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS); Rehabilitation; Lifestyle Modification; Pain; Fatigue; Function

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