Introduction. The Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a disorder of the nervous system, manifested in individuals with polio, after 15 years or older with a new symptomatology: progressive muscle weakness, fatigue and pain, resulting in decreased functional capacity and / or the emergence of new disabilities. The advantages of the aquatic environment in the rehabilitation of neurological disease have been observed for many centuries, in general, water exercise is facilitated by the relief of body weight which provides that the voluntary movement without fatigue.
Objective. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the treatment of post-polio syndrome in an individual patient through aquatic therapy.
Method. We performed exercise protocol for trunk, lower limbs, upper limbs, which are for relaxation, strenthening, stretching and shoulder joint mobilization.
Results and Discussion. It was found through this study by measuring levels of fatigue (FSS), visual analog scale (VAS) and SF36 quality of life for the reduction in pain, improves their quality of life, and significant reduction of fatigue for this individual. Conclusion. aquatic therapy has achieved the expected goals for this research, being helpful in making future work.
Keywords. Postpoliomyelitis, Hidrotherapy, Physical Therapy.
Albarello P.M., 2012, geriatrics, elderly, postpolio syndrome, Postpoliomyelitis, balance, Hydrotherapy, Physical Therapy