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About Spinal Neuromodulation

Spinal Neuromodulation for cerebral palsy is in focus right now. Rightfully so, because the changes across developmental domains with this intervention are stunning. Pia has now worked with Spinal Neuromodulation for the past 3 years after being taught by Susan Hastings, PT, DPT, who has developed this intervention for cerebral palsy. 

Spinal Neuromodulation provides low level stimulation close to the spinal cord, which adds great amounts of proprioceptive/sensory input to the spinal cord. The result is an increase in body awareness causing the child to be able to quickly learn new  skills resulting in positive neuroplastic changes to the brain and spinal cord. 


Transcutaneus Spinal Neuromodulation - a Game Changer for CP

Within 10 months of starting daily transcutaneus spinal neuromodulation, this little boy gained full head and trunk control allowing him  to sit upright on a bench. After 18 months, he had improved his vision, fine motor control allowing more play, He began saying words and putting words together improving his communication significantly. He learned to maneuver his wheelchair independently.  His parents commented that they suddenly saw that he had a great sense of humor. 

He was given daily spinal neuromodulation while working on specific skills with a targeted training program that focused on gaining functional skills while maintaining body Alignment 


More about Transcutaneus Spinal Neuromodulation

Transcutaneus Spinal Neuromodulation holds so much promise for children with Cerebral Palsy. This intervention is still in it's infancy for CP, but will become more available as more therapists are trained in this intervention.  Susan Hastings, PT, DPT along with Dr. Reggie Edgerton have developed this intervention for CP. Pia has been trained by Susan and is gradually training therapists with family and team coaching

To learn much more about this intervention tune into Wired On Development and listen to these two interviews:

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