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Labour Weekend October 22–25

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Friday 18 October 2019

University of Otago Wellington Medical School
Te Whare Wananga o Otago Ki
Te Whanga-Nui-a Tara
23 Mein Street, Newtown Wellington

This Symposium was scheduled to coincide with World Polio Day on October 24 and designed to raise awareness about the late effects of polio (LEoP – previously referred to as PPS or Post-Polio Syndrome) and its treatment.
Subjects covered included sessions on pain and fatigue, breathing, sleep, advances in orthotics, polio vaccination, the needs of health professionals and the lived-experiences of people who have had polio. The programme was designed to be of interest to physiotherapists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, rehabilitation practitioners, orthotics providers, chiropractors, osteopaths, orthopaedic surgeons, neurologist, anaesthetists, public and community health practitioners including alternative health practitioners such as acupuncturists, GPs, DHB, PHO and Ministry of Health officials, and health researchers.

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