Dr Machell is a psychologist in independent practice and consultant to the International Rehabilitation Center for Polio, 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.

The following video was produced by Post-Polio Health International, USA, in 2014. Post-Polio Health International has generously given Polio Australia permission to embed the video on this website.