Compiled by Antonia "Tony" Rodriguez, [Licenciada en Psicologia from the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) 1986 promotion]. for her own use and for her friends. Tony graciously allowed this file to be placed on the web so other polio survivors could benefit from the information she's gathered.
Much of the following was gleaned from information supplied by the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation and is offered here with with permission from and approval by Dr. Gawne, Medical Director of the Polio Clinic.
Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation
Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation Post-Polio Clinic
Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation Post-Polio Program Information Sheet
Exercise Recommendations |
Dr. Anne Gawne |
How to Determine Which Muscles to Exercise
How Intense is Intense? | Pain Scale | Borg Perceived Exertion Scales | Improving Sleeping Postures
Dr. Paul E. Peach | Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH MUSCLES ARE APPROPRIATE FOR EXERCISING?
A "LIMB-SPECIFIC" CLASSIFICATION FOR MUSCLES IN DETERMINING APPROPRIATE EXCERCISE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED BY Dr. Anne Gawne, formerly Associate Director of the Post Polio Program at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D. C.
HOW INTENSE IS INTENSE?
There area few ways that the intensity of your exercise can be monitored
(A NOTE FROM TONY: Please also refer to the Agre Article for examples of research exercise protocols,
another background and guidance )
Strength, Endurance, and Work Capacity After Muscle Strengthening Exercise in Postpolio Subjects ABSTRACT
PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICE
SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING SLEEPING POSTURE: SIDE-LYING
The goal is to provide a supported resting position in order to prevent joint pain, morning stiffness, and headaches; allow for a comfortable night of sleep; and increase your energy level the next day.
The following are recommendations to try at home based on what we tried in the clinic:
SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING SLEEPING POSTURE: ¾ SUPINE
SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING SLEEPING POSTURE: ¾ PRONE
Dr. Anne Gawne is at present Director of the The Post-Polio Clinic at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. Her secretary Lorell can be reached at phone 706-655-5322, for appointments
You should also request to be transferred to the Information Desk located in Georgia Hall for room reservations, and if you think you will be needed brace shop work, make an appointment in the brace shop for the first morning you are there, after your evaluation by Dr. Gawne, therapist, etc., so that they start working on your needs. They are quite fast. In two or three days they have what you need ready.
Room check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out is 12:00 noon. Polio clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Outpatient Clinic which is located in North 1 Wing. All 2 day- polio- patients will require lab work on the first morning of their clinic appointment. Coffee and sweet rolls will be available upon completion of your lab work. NOTE. PLEASE TAKE PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS AS DIRECTED.
You will need to bring comfortable clothing, your own personal toiletry items, current medications and all equipment you currently use. You should also bring any copies of Xrays, labs or reports from your physician at home. If you require assistive equipment please contact the information Desk or Lorell Neely and arrange for this in advance. Telephones and televisions are available in the guests rooms.
All charges will be billed to your insurance or to you. They do not bill for meals, housing or transportation; therefore, you will be required to pay for these while you are here. Rooms are available in Builders Hall ($20-34) and Kress hall ($35-50) The prices at the cafeteria are based on individual servings (like Morrisons) and the average cost is approximately $2.50-$3.50 per meal. You may be asked to pay at least some of the cost not covered by your insurance for equipment purchase. Arrangements can be made at the time of purchase. They do provide transportation to and from the Airport, but this service must be requested in advance of your visit.
NOTE BY TONY: There are a few places in town where you can go for lunch. Bullock House has delicious food, as well as one or two other places. Manchester is 5 miles away, you can find supermarkets and many places to eat there. Warm Springs Village, next to the Institute is about two or three blocks' town. They have around 65 antique shops and it is a historic place. You can visit five minutes away Roosevelt's Little While House, a replica of the Washington White House which looks like a doll house almost. Pine Mountain, Roosevelt's Park, Callaway Gardens, are from 10 to 20 miles away. One usually finishes by noon first morning so you can take the afternoon to sightsee these places or go to Atlanta an hour away.
Warm Springs logo is " a step behind in time " . Don't take credit cards there. Only checks and cash. (The Brace shop now accepts Credit Cards)
THE ROOSEVELT WARM SPRINGS INSTITUTE FOR REHABILITATION
Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation (Roosevelt Institute)
Was founded in 1927 by Franklin D. Roosevelt as a polio aftercare facility under the name Georgia Warm Springs Foundation. Polio patients from all over the country, the world, came to Warm Springs for services.
Eventually the battle was won polio was conquered by the vaccine. Those is Warm Springs rejoiced patients and staff alike. Polio patients continued to come to Warm Springs, throughout the forties and fifties but they were fewer in number.
The Foundation turned its vast range of expertise in rehabilitation to the treatment of people with other disabilities. The facility, however, struggled with funding difficulties.
In 1964, the Georgia Rehabilitation Agency opened the Georgia Rehabilitation Center on land deeded to the state by the Foundation. The facility was built to provide vocational rehabilitation services to the state's disabled people.
The end of an era came in 1974 when the New York-based Georgia Warm Springs Foundation sold its Warm Springs Facilities and land to the state of Georgia for ONE DOLLAR.
A new beginning was underway.
Today the Roosevelt Institute, under the state's Division of Rehabilitation Services, provides medical rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to over 3,000 people each year.
People with a wide variety of disabilties are served in the institute's multifaceted programs.
These disabilities include spinal cord injuries, arthritis, amputation, post-polio, strokes, head injuries, seizure disorders, most orthopedic and neurological conditions, hearing impairments, communications disorders, emotional/psychiatric problems, developmental disabilities and industrial injuries.
The 96-bed medical rehabilitation unit offers both inpatient and outpatient services to persons with physical disabilities. Patients who require hospitalization participate in an intensive rehabilitation program designed to help them gain independence in daily living activities. The rehabilitation team plans and carries out an evaluation and treatment program individually designed for each patient.
Vocational and independent living services assist persons with mental and/or physical disabilities in developing vocational goals, adjusting to community living, learning to live independently and adjusting to the work environment as well as gaining specific job skills which may lead to employment. The unit includes a 215-bed dormitory and a vocational training area which houses programs in radio-TV repair, auto mechanics, printshop, service skills, business education and any other.
The independent living skills training program is a six-week residential experience providing severely physical disabled persons with the skills to function independently in the community.
In addition, the Institute has a number of specialized services including a head injury rehabilitation program, an orthotics and prosthetics department, a recreation program for students and patients, an industrial injury program and a specialized program for post-polio patients.
The most impressive thing about the Roosevelt Institute, however, may not be its facilities, staff or resources, which are considerable; rather, it may be the sensitivity to a disabled person's need for renewed spirit and personal resolve. What has been know down through the years as "the Spirit of Warm Springs" that special feeling of optimism, warmth and caring, is still present.
The effort of one remarkable man, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to regain independence has ultimately benefited thousands and continues to do so. There could be no greater legacy.
Tony's note: President Roosevelt spent in Warm Springs 2/3s of his personal fortune.
A NOTE FROM TONY:
DR. PAUL E. PEACH
Dr. Paul E. Peach, was for ten years the Medical Director at Warm Springs. I saw him in 1995-6-7,
In August 1997 he went to work in Albany , Georgia, at the Rehab Associates of South Georgia Inc.
Phone 912-434-2551 Fax 912-434-2564. - They also have a J.E. Hanger brace shop in Albany, but it is not located in the same place where Dr. Peach is, that is one of the reasons I have not gone to Albany to see Dr. Peach, because it is not a Campus site, like Warm Springs, but you have to go from one place to the other.
Dr. Peach has written many papers on the Effects of Treatment and Noncompliance on Post Polio Sequale, Overuse weakness with evidence of muscle damage in patients with residual paralysis from Polio, and Late Effects of Polio., etc.
.P.S. Hope that this may be of interest to you all. Love, Tony (female) from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
February 5, 2000.
February 5, 2000.
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