At 4 months old, Maya had not rolled over the way other babies do. Her mom, Gislane Lima, a nurse, knew something wasn’t right. Maya was referred to a neurologist. In the exam room, Gislane observed and listened as the doctors spoke to one another in hushed tones: “Classic symptoms of SMA” — an acronym she’d never heard. Outside, in the parking lot, in the harsh light of a Summer day, she Googled SMA. “It took my breath away,” she says.
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Catherine Falcone is a certified orthotist/prosthetist who specializes in Pediatric Orthotics and Prosthetics and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) at the Boston O&P clinic in St. Louis, Missouri. In this Q&A, Catherine shares how she was introduced to the field of pediatric orthotics and her personal philosophy on patient care.
Twelve-year-old brothers, Caden and Ryan Kim, share many similar characteristics and common interests — they both love to ski, read, build models out of wood and cardboard, and both play the violin. But one thing these identical twins don’t share is a condition known as idiopathic scoliosis, a curvature of the spine with no known cause.