Lying on the living room floor of the Landvatter home in Amherst, New Hampshire, three-year-old Noah turns to his baby brother Charlie. “I’m going to tell you a story,” he says. Unable to move his arms and in a brace to keep his spine in place, Charlie listens.
The Bill Miller Blog
Named after Bill Miller, the founder and inventor of the Boston Brace, who had two great passions in his life – innovation and compassionate care for patients.
By reading these blog posts you will learn more about conditions including scoliolis, plagiocephaly, and lower limb and neuromuscular conditions, including technological advancements, treatment options, and how Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics is working to improve the lives of the people we serve. Bill's spirit lives on here.
Imagine this: You’re a little girl with scoliosis being measured for a Boston Brace. How would a matching brace for your favorite doll make you feel? According to Samantha Pincus, the answer is "a little less scared" and "maybe a little excited."
Jenna was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, when she was just four years old. Along with chemotherapy treatment, she also had her left leg amputated. The medical term for the amputation is rotationplasty, but she likes to say “my foot is backwards.” Not only does it sound cooler, she says, but it is easier to understand.
Peter Bruce has been a patient of NOPCO (now Boston O&P) since 1996. He was born in the Philippines, spending the first five years of his life in a religious orphanage run by nuns. He remembers always being treated like all the other kids living there. He never thought of himself as different because no one else did.