Michelle Platschinda went into Michael Cooney’s New Jersey office in a wheelchair and came out walking.
The president of the CPRS support group, the Purple Bucket Foundation, said she was living proof calmare therapy worked.
She has made it her mission to make the treatment available in Australia.
“I still pinch myself everyday, because it’s a beautiful thing to have a life again, after staring at the same four walls, day in, day out, living in a wheelchair,” Ms Platschinda said.
“I contacted Dr Cooney in about August of 2014, we booked in the appointment, and I went over to America and had the treatment.
“At the end of my first session, my feet began to uncurl, and my daughter started crying and said ‘Mum’s feet haven’t looked like this for four years’.”
The machinery uses 16 algorithms of electrodes to send a “no-pain” message to the brain over the course of 10 sessions.
Ms Platschinda said the treatment was non-evasive and had an 86 per cent success rate.
“After I shared my story, I’ve had about eight Australians contact me – seven of those had gone over to the states to have the treatment done – it worked for them,” she said.
“The drugs that they give us, they are not helping us with our pain at all – all it’s doing is turning us into zombies.”
The Purple Bucket Foundation has submitted paperwork to have calmare therapy machinery approved on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
“Hypothetically, it all gets passed and it’s on the device register,” she said.
“Then we need to fundraise, because what we need to do get the device here and we need one medical practitioner to do a training course in Rome.
“Our medical profession and our government need to wake up – it changes lives.”