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Lauren Houle is a physical therapist, doctor of physical therapy, certified prosthetist orthotist, who specializes in pediatric physical therapy at Boston O&P of Weymouth. In this Q&A, Lauren shares how she was introduced to physical therapy, how bracing and physical therapy work together, and how her expertise in physical therapy has helped her provide better care to scoliosis patients.
9-year-old Jillian was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 7 In school, they call 9-year-old Jillian “Little Miss Sunshine,” because she always has a smile on her face, says her mom, Nicole Atene. And even with a scoliosis brace, “she just kind of goes with the flow.”