For the first seven years of her life, Robynne Clifton was confined to a hospital ward for treatment, hundreds of kilometres away from her family. Ms Clifton is one of an estimated 400,000 Australians affected by polio and wants people to know that although the viral infection is no longer a threat, it is not forgotten.Continue reading →
Iris and Yu-ching attended Polio Australia’s Polio Health and Wellness Retreat in 2018. Iris is a polio survivor and Yu-ching is a physiotherapist, both living in Taiwan. There is limited information … Continue reading →
The NSW Seniors Card Short Story Competition reveals the hidden talent of the state’s older writers who have shared their perspective on Positive Ageing. 100 short stories were chosen. On Page … Continue reading →
Visiting Sister Kenny’s Memorial at Nobby Darling Downs Queensland Dr John Tierney OAM, National Patron Polio Australia Driving back from Brisbane to Newcastle recently, Pam and I took the inland route … Continue reading →
The Australian Assistive Technology Conference was held from Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th of November 2018. The conference provided health professionals, developers and consumers with the opportunity to learn, share and … Continue reading →
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Thank you Australian Physiotherapy Association for featuring this article in their InMotion publication.
Dr Margaret Cooper OAM, passed away in hospital on Saturday 27th October 2018. Margaret was a qualified Social Worker, and a staunch, life-long advocate for people with disabilities. She was active … Continue reading →
World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.¹ Polio … Continue reading →
Dr John Tierney OAM PhD National Patron and former President of Polio Australia In the 2012 Australia Day Awards, John was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); for … Continue reading →
Gillian Thomas (President, Polio Australia), Alan Cameron (Treasurer, Polio Australia) and Paul Cavendish (Clinical Health Educator, Polio Australia) visited Canberra on 17-18th October 2018, and met with Polio Australia’s Parliamentary Patrons. … Continue reading →
“We organised with the Primary Health Network to come out and run this workshop as well as ‘linking in’ our polio survivors with some health services in Sydney by video conference. … Continue reading →
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A newspaper article in the Senior featuring Gary NewtonContinue reading →
Polio Australia’s Steph Cantrill presented on “Getting the Assessment and Prescription Right with Polio Survivors”, including some preliminary results of the recent Orthotic Users’ Survey, at the Pedorthics: Striding Ahead conference … Continue reading →
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Polio Australia’s Paul Cavendish and Jake Malsbury attended the Brisbane General Practice Convention & Exhibition on 14-16th of September 2018. With the chance to network with various health professionals from across … Continue reading →