Join us at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS), a condition that can affect polio survivors decades after they recover from their initial poliovirus infection. As the 75th Anniversary of the Miracle of Hickory is recognized, it is important to learn more about PPS which can affect polio survivors decades after their initial poliovirus infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PPS affects about 25-40 of every 100 polio survivors. This program will provide a brief description of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and then delve into the proposed mechanisms of Post-Polio Syndrome and how to best manage symptoms.
The presenter, Dr. Jessica Urzen is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician. PM&R is a medical specialty focused on neuro rehabilitation after stroke, spinal cord injury, and brain injury, as well as musculoskeletal medicine including treating sports injuries and joint pain. She is the medical director of Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehab and has an outpatient clinic at the Wellness Center on CVMC’s campus.
The Post-Polio Syndrome Program on September 19th at 6:30 p.m. is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 304-0500. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.