Case study – Geraldine Murray

Geraldine, 65, from Alexandria in West Dunbartonshire, has the symptoms of Post Polio Syndrome.

She was diagnosed with polio in 1949, which affected her spine, legs and arms.

Geraldine spent a year in hospital and when released she had to sleep with splints on her arms and legs, and a plaster cast around her torso. She said: “I felt segregated at school as I was only allowed out for 10 minutes after the other children.