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.
When Lindsey and Jeremy Walley went for a routine ultrasound at the five-month mark, the only surprise they expected to learn about their unborn child was whether they were having a girl or boy. But moments later, when they were asked to speak privately with the obstetrician, they knew something was wrong.
October is National Book Month, and the 15th through the 21st is designated as Teen Read Week in the United States. What better way to celebrate both than with some great books on scoliosis? Here are some reads for every reader.
Plagiocephaly, also called "flat head syndrome," is a common condition characterized by a flat spot on the back or side of a baby’s head. It can develop in as little as one week after birth and occurs in nearly one out of every two infants.
Every year, the majority of new scoliosis cases are diagnosed in girls at or near the onset of puberty. It is an already emotionally challenging time in a young person’s life, made more complex by a diagnosis that can result in multiple doctor visits, brace fittings, pain, discomfort, and adjusting to wearing a brace.
Lying on the living room floor of the Landvatter home in Amherst, New Hampshire, three-year-old Noah turns to his baby brother Charlie. “I’m going to tell you a story,” he says. Unable to move his arms and in a brace to keep his spine in place, Charlie listens.
Imagine this: You’re a little girl with scoliosis being measured for a Boston Brace. How would a matching brace for your favorite doll make you feel? According to Samantha Pincus, the answer is "a little less scared" and "maybe a little excited."
Jenna was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, when she was just four years old. Along with chemotherapy treatment, she also had her left leg amputated. The medical term for the amputation is rotationplasty, but she likes to say “my foot is backwards.” Not only does it sound cooler, she says, but it is easier to understand.