An ongoing healthy standard of living is very important to our children. A well-balanced diet, a thorough exercise regime, and appropriate healthcare can help manage the ongoing impact of Polio, as well as help in later life should the child be amongst the 25% of sufferers that will develop Post Polio Syndrome (PPS).PPS symptoms include fatigue, slow-progressive muscle weakness, muscle and joint pain, and muscular atrophy. PPS can strike polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after their recovery from polio. Fortunately, there is no effect of the Polio virus on the brain, so these children remain completely able to take part in a normal school curriculum and achieve highly in life.
The SKSN Limb Workshop fits children with the appliances they require, whether it be braces or calipers, and the school provides funding to enable the children to visit specialist prosthetic units, should an artificial limb be required.
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