Conemaugh Neuroscience and Pain Institute
Conemaugh East Hills Outpatient Center
1450 Scalp Avenue, Second Floor
Johnstown, PA 15904
Phone: (814) 534-7746
Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a neurological condition that results in weakness, fatigue and/or pain in joints that were affected by polio. An estimated 20 percent of all polio survivors will develop additional disabilities due to PPS.
Conemaugh Health System offers an effective, integrative approach to diagnosing and treating Post-Polio Syndrome, combining traditional medicine, complementary healing methods, patient education, and research to help individuals lessen or slow the progression of symptoms.
Conemaugh's team compiles and reviews a detailed clinical history on each program participant, and performs a comprehensive physical exam. Additional diagnostic tests, including electromyogram (EMG) and/or nerve conduction studies, MRIs, sleep studies and/or comprehensive pulmonary function tests, may be performed to exclude other medical problems that could cause PPS-like symptoms. Referrals to other specialists such as neuropsychologists, respiratory therapists, or nutritionists may also be recommended.