There are valuable lessons to be learned from Nicholas Lipiec and the story of the first nine months of his life. Nick, as his mom Katie Fournier calls him, was born with hemifacial microsomia (HFM), a rare condition in which half of one side of the face is underdeveloped and does not grow normally.
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When your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis and is wearing a brace as part of the treatment process, they should be able to continue to participate in most of their regular school and extracurricular activities.
Tom Harrigan is a certified prosthetist orthotist (CPO) and physical therapist (PT) who specializes in pediatric care at the Boston O&P clinic in Peabody, MA. In this Q&A, Tom shares how he got into the field of PT, why he specializes in gait pathology, and how being a PT changes the way he treats his patients.