Prevention is the best option

Advice for patients with poliomyelitis

Consells per a pacients amb seqüeles de poliomielitis Vall dHebron


This pathology has no cure, however, owing to the muscle and bone involvement that patients are afflicted with, it is important for them to adopt an appropriate diet and exercise to avoid becoming overweight or obese. This will reduce overloading of the joints and help in part to minimise feelings of fatigue while maximising functionality.



Gentle aerobic exercise 3-4 days a week.

Gentle muscle-toning exercises 2-3 times a week.

Exercising in water.

Balanced diet adapted to other possible comorbidities.

Balancing exercises which may include Tai Chi to prevent falls.


Related professionals at the Vall dHebron: Dr Jou. Dr Arroyo and Primary Health Care (CAP) Infirmary.