Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare, polio-like condition that affects the body’s nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. Watch as Janet M. Dean , MS, RN, CRRN, CRNP and Rebecca Martin , OTR/L, OTD, CPAM explain the importance of rehabilitation for AFM patients.
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