Being authentic and true to herself is the foundation on which 19-year-old Nye Cruickshank has built her swimming career since an osteosarcoma diagnosis and leg amputation in 2011. A decade later and on the cusp of her Paralympic debut, she shares her challenges and triumphs with remarkable self-awareness, wide smiles and wisdom beyond her years.
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.
If your child has plagiocephaly, also known as “flat head syndrome,” you might be wondering if a cranial helmet, or cranial remolding orthosis (CRO), will be an effective treatment. The answer is, it depends on several things, one of which is the age of the child at the time of treatment.
At age 6, Samora is becoming more aware. She’ll ask, “Mommy, why don’t my toes wiggle like my sisters’ toes do?”
It may come as no surprise that one of Addison’s favorite colors is pink. Pink and purple to be exact and a personality to match. “She’s a spitfire,” says her mom, Alanna Mattimore.
Artie Kitchen is a certified orthotist who specializes in pediatric lower limb orthotics among other things at the Boston O&P clinic in Manhattan. In this Q&A, Artie shares how his brother introduced him to the field of orthotics and his personal philosophy of care.
If you know a child or teen with idiopathic scoliosis, you may have heard that wearing a brace does not correct a spinal curve, it merely stops the curve from getting worse.
In fact, many Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics patients have seen an in-brace reduction of the curve in pediatric scoliosis through bracing with the Boston Brace Original, and those results have improved with the Boston Brace 3D®.
When Tucker’s mom, Mia, talks about her son, she is overcome with emotion. “I just love to talk about him,” she says. “He’s got an incredible personality and can make everybody in a room light up.” — For this, Mia and Tyler Thurston are especially grateful.
Nick Grigorieff is a certified prosthetist orthotist who specializes in pediatric lower limb orthortics among other things at the Boston O&P clinic in Worcester, MA. In this Q&A, Nick shares how an injury introduced him to the field of orthotics and his most rewarding experience treating a double amputee from Uganda.