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.

Flat-Head Treatment Options Based on the Age of the Baby

Flat-Head Treatment Options Based on the Age of the Baby

Many babies—as many as one in every five—has a flat spot on the back or side of the head. This flattening, called plagiocephaly if the flattening is on one side of the head and brachycephaly if the flattening is on the back of the head, can be caused when the baby’s head frequently rests in the same position on everyday surfaces such as a mattress or car seat, or it can even happen in the womb.

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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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