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Trust Trainers?

Post-Polio Health, Volume 30, Number 2, Spring 2014.
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Frederick M. Maynard, MD

Question: My husband had polio at age 8. He is now 71. His left leg has started giving out on him and he falls. He goes to a special trainer, but I’m afraid the trainer doesn’t know how to treat this. What type of exercises should benefit him, and what should he avoid?

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Regain Strength and Muscle Mass through Exercise

Post-Polio Health, Volume 26, Number 4, Fall 2010
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Frederick M. Maynard, MD

Question: I read with great interest the question and answer about knees collapsing in Vol. 26, No. 2 (www.post-polio.org/edu/pphnews/pph26-2sp10p7.pdf). I had polio at age 1. I’m told that I made a full recovery and that our local doctor used me as an example of a “miraculous” recovery.

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Pain and Using Wheelchair

Post-Polio Health, Volume 28, Number 1, Winter 2012
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Frederick M. Maynard, MD“Ask Dr. Maynard,” Post-Polio Health, Volume 28, Number 1, Winter 2012

Question: I have been having a LOT of pain through my butt into my lower back. I looked up muscle groups and think I see what is causing the problem. I sit at my desk nine or so hours six days a week in order to survive financially.

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