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Components of Comprehensive Post-Polio Management

Carol Vandenakker-Albanese, MD

Dr. Vandenakker-Albanese is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor and the Residency Program Director, and Director in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; and the Director of the Post-Polio Clinic at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. She established a Post-Polio Clinic at the University of Miami in 1993. With her move to Sacramento in 2001, she established a Post-Polio Clinic at UC Davis Medical Center. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and her clinical practice encompasses diagnosis and non-operative treatment of spine conditions and post-polio related problems. Her research and publications have focused on exercise, post-polio syndrome, and aging with disability. She lectures locally and nationally on issues regarding polio survivors and serves on the Post-Polio Health International Medical Advisory Committee.


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