Polio Australia is committed to standardising quality polio information and service provision across Australia for polio survivors. Polio Australia’s Vision is that all polio survivors in Australia have access to appropriate health care and the support required to maintain independence and make informed lifestyle choices.
Why we support Polio Australia:
Like us, you might have thought that Polio had been eradicated worldwide. Sadly this is not true – there are polio outbreaks just a plane flight away. Persons who contracted polio in Australia in the 1930 – 1960s are still alive today. At that time, children were taken from their families and kept in institutions like the Crippled Children’s Association.
Little is taught in health schools about supporting persons with Post Polio Syndrome. Muscle contractures and body pain due to nerve damage do not respond well to traditional body work.
Myomasters therapists use a particularly gentle form of massage and body work to support to provide short to medium term relief of these symptoms.
For more information visit: Polio Australia