Corporate Office- South Bend, IN

17187 State Road 23 South Bend, IN 46635 Phone: (574) 273-6000 Fax: (574) 247-8199 View Map & Get Directions

Elkhart, IN

1612 W. Lexington Ave. Elkhart, IN 46514 Phone: (574) 522-2273 Fax: (574) 522-4563 View Map & Get Directions

Plymouth, IN

1920 W. Lake Ave. Plymouth, IN 46563 Phone: (574) 941-4444 Fax: (574) 941-4440 View Map & Get Directions

Michigan City, IN

3219 South Franklin Street Michigan City, IN 46360 Phone: (219) 872-1000 Fax: (219) 879-1917 View Map & Get Directions

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Medical Office Building

611 E. Douglas Road, Suite 124 Mishawaka, IN 46545 Phone: 574-247-8100 Fax: 574-855-2475 View Map & Get Directions

Health Issues

Post-Polio Syndrome Diagnosis

While the various symptoms described earlier may be the first and best indicators of PPS, diagnosing PPS requires clinical information. Physicians normally only diagnose PPS after they complete a comprehensive medical history and physical examination.  Part of this process includes ruling out other disorders that could explain the symptoms the person is having.  It is very important to find a physician trained in neuromuscular disorders.

PPS is not always easy to diagnose. There are other medical conditions that may need to be considered including depression, shoulder osteoarthritis, chronic rotator cuff tear and progressive scoliosis causing breathing insufficiency can all be wrongly diagnosed as PPS.