Author: Dr. Mindy Silva, Guest Contributor

Dr Susan Hastings PT, DPT, PCS has been on the cutting edge of clinical applications for improving outcomes in Cerebral Palsy. She is a Board-Certified Pediatric Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy who graduated from Rocky Mountain University. Susan has been using functional electrical stimulation (FES) in children with upper motor neuron lesions for over 20 years, has presented her findings at various conferences and given courses in multiple cities.

And as so often happens in stories of scientific breakthroughs, she stumbled onto spinal neuromodulation by mistake during a treatment session with a young boy she was treating who had cerebral palsy. He literally went from a spastic diplegic gait, to a normal pattern of walking at the switch of a button. Blown away by what she saw, she made it her mission to find someone that could explain this phenomenon, and found Dr Reggie Edgerton.
February 27, 2023 — Nichole Zangara