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159. Improve Walking in MS with PoNS

Season #1

Today, I'm interviewing Dr. Whitney Patrickson and Dr. Naseem Chattawalla about a newer electrical stimulation device that helps improve walking. This device is called PoNS. On today's episode, we'll learn more about what PONS is, how it can help people with multiple sclerosis, and what results have been seen in clinic. 

*Individual results and patient experiences vary. Speak to your physician to determine if PoNS is right for you.*

Whitney Patrickson PT, DPT is Director of Physical Therapy at Helius Medical Technologies. She plays multiple roles supporting physical therapists who use the company’s Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS) device – including training PoNS Trainers, ensuring the integrity of real-world and clinical trial data, and serving as a clinical/scientific resource and educator. Whitney received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Saint Augustine for Health Science.

Naseem Chatiwala is a board certified neurological and vestibular specialist and the founder/owner of Rehab Health 360 LLC, a specialized clinic offering premium physical therapy services to clients with neurological deficits.  In addition, she is an adjunct faculty at MGH-Institute of Health professions and University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and a course developer/instructor for Summit Professional Education. Naseem served as a co-chair of the APTA of MA Neuro SIG. She is currently a chair of APTA of MA annual conference committee and a co-chair of the APTA Concussion CPG-Knowledge translation task force. She was awarded Emerson Rehab 2019-Excellence in Education Award, the APTA of MA 2021 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Practice Award and most recently recipient of the IHP’s 2022 Bette Ann Harris distinguished Alumni Award.

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