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Uriadka, Christine

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Uriadka, Christine

Christine Uriadka is an Physiotherapist at the West Park Hospital in Toronto, Canada.

Title: Physiotherapy Management of The Late Effects Of Polio
[ Full Text Here ] Author(s): Christine Uriadka
Original Publication: Revised transcript of presentation given by the author in Winnipeg, Canada April, 1997
Abstract/Extract: I am a physiotherapist currently working in the Post-Polio Clinic at West Park Hospital, a rehabilitation and specialized continuing care hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In my discussion, I will touch upon several broad areas related to post-polio issues. I'll begin by discussing why it is essential for clinicians to be aware of how to manage the late effects of polio. I will go on to provide a general profile of the physical symptoms and functional difficulties that arise in the post-polio population, and talk about how these new concerns develop. This description would not be complete without addressing the emotional coping issues and lifestyle adaptations that accompany the physical changes. I would then like to discuss a number of symptom management approaches, from the physiotherapy perspective. After this, I will provide an overview of the structure of the Post-Polio Clinic at West Park Hospital.

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