I was born in Cambodia in 1984, and contracted polio when I was less than one. Throughout my childhood, my parents took me to various doctors, based on recommendations, so I’ve had many different treatments
When I was nine years my family and I emigrated to Australia. When we settled in Adelaide, the doctors at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital began to treat the effects of my polio straight away. Read More
I was born in Ghana, West Africa in 1955, where at just one year old I contracted poliomyelitis. While I can recall some childhood memories of leg stretches and massages, my main recollection of treatment for my polio was an operation I had on my leg aimed at lengthening my Achilles tendon and straightening my foot.
In 1980, I migrated to Australia settling in Adelaide, soon after arriving, I was fortunate to have a second operation on my leg, as the first one I underwent as a child in Ghana had been done prematurely – before I had finished growing. Read More
Help your health professionals help you!
Polio Australia are hosting clinical workshops especially for health professional to learn more about the Late Effects of Polio and strategies to treat the symptoms.
Download the flyer and give it to your health professionals. Read More
There will be a free information session on the 6th October at Glenunga Hub.
This time specialists will be discussing:
How is medical management necessary?
What should I expect from an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist?
How much exercise or activity is safe?
What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
How does My Aged Care work for me?
Spaces are limited so please ensure you book. Read More
Welcome to the Spring edition of the Polio SA newsletter Read More
Exploring issues that could be causing fatigue Read More
After being asked by numerous readers Vanessa Schipani explores the link between the polio vaccine and cancer. Read More
I was born June 1949 and contracted polio when I was about 2 years old and was sent to Escourt House for around 2-3 yrs.
My parents were poor and had five boys. They could only come and see me occasionally on weekends. When they did, Dad unscrewed a door from home and tied it to the roof of the Volkswagen Beetle. Read More
The second stage of ground breaking research to improve the lives of people with post polio continues in Adelaide. Read More
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