Boston Othotics and Prosthetics
Boston Othotic and Prosthetics

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 scoliosis, 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.

Rosie’s Bracing Story: “It Didn’t Slow Her Down for a Second”

Rosie’s Bracing Story: “It Didn’t Slow Her Down for a Second”

Six-year-old Rosie Barrett is always on the go, and as is fairly common with active kids, all that action results in the occasional injury. For Rosie, that injury was a broken humerus bone, the result of jumping and falling at a friend’s birthday party.

Because of where the fracture was, Rosie’s doctor didn’t want to do a traditional cast, and because she was so young and so active, he was concerned that putting it in a sling wouldn’t be enough. Rosie would need a custom orthosis.

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Owen’s Helmeting Story: Mom Notices a Rounder Head After 3 Weeks

Owen’s Helmeting Story: Mom Notices a Rounder Head After 3 Weeks

When Andrea Schleibaum’s son Owen was 3 weeks old, she noticed something. “He had a flat spot on the back of his head,” Andrea said. “We have another daughter and she also had a flat spot when she was a baby. We didn’t get it addressed and it never fully resolved. She has a full head of hair now and most people can’t tell, but I can tell because I’m her mom. This time with Owen we really wanted to get it fixed.”

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How to Tell if Your Scoliosis Brace is a Genuine Boston Brace

How to Tell if Your Scoliosis Brace is a Genuine Boston Brace

When you or a loved one has been diagnosed with scoliosis and your doctor has recommended bracing, you want the best scoliosis brace available. The Boston Brace, a custom-made brace for scoliosis, has been the gold standard for the non-surgical treatment of scoliosis since it was developed more than 50 years ago. Of course, as the top scoliosis brace, the Boston Brace has its share of imitators—braces that are often called “Boston-style” braces, but that aren’t authentic Boston Brace products.

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Q&A with Tony Gutierrez, CTPO, Boston O&P's Production Manager

Q&A with Tony Gutierrez, CTPO, Boston O&P's Production Manager

Tony Gutierrez is an American Board for Certification (ABC) certified technician prosthetics orthotics (CTPO) and Boston O&P’s Production Manager working in the Avon, MA production facility. In this Q&A, Tony shares how he got into the field, what he loves about his job, and how working in a clinic early on guides his thought process on manufacturing the products he makes to help patients.

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