Westbrook, M  Journal of the Australian Chiropractic Association  1990 Dec; 20(4):  143-51


ABSTRACT: The late effects of poliomyelitis were virtually unrecognised until recently. The rapidly expanding medical and self-help literature have ignored chiropractic as a potential treatment. A survey of 304 people with post polio symptoms revealed that after medical practitioners and physiotherapists, chiropractors were the health practitioners to be rated as very helpful. Chiropactic provided symptom relief for relatively more clients. Chiropractic was more likely to be sought later, and throught lay referral, than were other treatments. It is suggested that information about post polio syndrome and cinical experiences with clients needs to be more widely disseminated among chiropractors’ so that treatment outcomes for the many thousands with this chronic disability can be maximised.

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