Post Polio

Postpolio Syndrome (PPS) can leave polio survivors experiencing a variety of health problems years after their recovery from the virus. Although symptoms may be minor, some patients could develop muscle weakness and atrophy that decrease their independence and quality of life. 

At St. Luke’s, we believe every person deserves to thrive, regardless of injury or limitations. Our community of specialists includes speech therapists, orthopedists, pulmonary specialists, and physiotherapists, all of whom are dedicated to developing programs that improve our patients’ strength and quality of life.   


Postpolio Treatment Benefits

Through this treatment, patients can experience:

  • Increased muscle endurance
  • Improved strength
  • Decreased muscle strain
  • Decreased depression levels
  • Increased energy
  • Decreased pain
  • Improved swallowing functions
  • Improved gait


Helping Patients Thrive

Postpolio treatment is recommended for postpolio patients who experience:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Respiratory problems
  • Joint deformities
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Gait disturbances

Questions? Call us at (509) 473-6000.

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
711 S. Cowley St.
Spokane, WA 99202-1330
509.473.6000

Inpatient Information: (509) 473-6058
Outpatient Information: (509) 473-6869