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 Living your Life

It is important to remember that even if you had polio in the past, there is no guarantee that you will have PPS. While PPS affects 25 to 40 percent of polio survivors, that means that 60 to 75 percent are not affected.

Getting a proper diagnosis is an important first step. Find experts in neuromuscular disorders. Remember that there may be several other reasons and diagnoses for the symptoms you may be experiencing.

While PPS may limit parts of your life and cause changes in lifestyle and everyday activities, it is not fatal. Utilize the resources you have including support, exercise, home medical equipment and devices and asking or even hiring help for certain tasks may be the best things you can do.