THE ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SEQUELAE OF POLIOMYELITIS
Polio is a contagious infectious disease affecting especially early childhood ages, due to a virus that affects nerve cells in the spinal anterior horn and expressed by muscle paralysis with variable distribution and severity. Polio mainly affects children under five years, and vaccination is the only preventive measure available
The study intends to verify that the application of the physiotherapeutic treatment helps preserve muscle tone and joint mobility for polio sequelae and even their growth through associated means.
Following the implementation of individual programs of treatment, periodic testing and observations made, one can note a good mioartrokinetice gap evaluationt, which leads to selecting the best means for recovery. Patients also actively collaborated in the development of the therapy while maintaining continuity by practicing an exercise program alone. To them to see an improvement in muscle tone in the upper limbs and this has led to improve patient quality of life.