Post-polio syndrome is rarely life-threatening, but its symptoms can significantly interfere with an individual’s ability to function independently. Respiratory muscle weakness, which may result in breathing problems, can affect daytime functions and sleep. Weakness in swallowing muscles can result in aspiration of food and liquids into the lungs, causing pneumonia. Physicians and therapists at Sheltering Arms Institute help patients maintain function and ensure quality of life. The clinical team utilizes a variety of therapy and exercises to educate and recommend lifestyle changes. Support groups and counseling for individuals and family members/caregivers is also available to guide the patient as they reach their rehabilitation goals.