Polio Place

A service of Post-Polio Health International


Stephanie T. Machell, PsyD

Dr. Machell is a psychologist in independent practice and consultant to the International Rehabilitation Center for Polio (IRCP), Spaulding-Framingham Outpatient Center, Framingham, Massachusetts. She specializes in working with medical trauma, physical disability and chronic illness. Her father was a polio survivor. She discusses how to deal with the fears polio survivors may face when they think about pursuing intimate relationships.


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