Boston Othotics 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.

Reshaping a Baby’s Future, One Helmet at a Time

Reshaping a Baby’s Future, One Helmet at a TimeReshaping a baby’s future is literally what Daniel Haden does. As an orthotist at BioTech Limb and Brace in Birmingham, Alabama, Haden is part of a team that creates corrective helmets to treat plagiocephaly, also known as “flat-head syndrome.” Plagiocephaly is caused by pressure on the bones of the skull before or after birth that create a flat spot on the back or side of a baby's head.

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Posted 5.15.2019

Catching Up (and Keeping Up) with Charlie

Catching Up (and Keeping Up) with CharlieThree-year-old Charlie sits close to his five-year-old brother Noah. It is a rare moment of quiet and calm in the Landvatter’s Amherst, New Hampshire, home and a sharp contrast from more than two years ago when Charlie sat on the same couch unable to move his arms or legs.

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Posted 4.29.2019

Q&A with Matt Westlake, CO, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics

Q&A with Matt Westlake, CO, Boston Orthotics & ProstheticsMatt Westlake joined Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics in 2018 as the Clinical Director of the Manhattan and River Edge, NJ clinics. In this Q&A, Matt shares how an injury changed the course of his life, how he learned about orthotics, and why he chose to specialize in rare orthopedic and neurological pathologies in children.

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Posted 4.16.2019

Q&A with Michelle Yakaboski, CPO, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics

Q&A with Michelle Yakaboski, CPO, Boston Orthotics & ProstheticsIn 2018, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics hired Michelle Yakaboski, CPO, to open a new clinic in Stony Brook, Long Island. In this Q&A, Michelle discusses how her education in math and education led to a career in orthotics and prosthetics, the most rewarding part of her job, and how her personal priorities make her a good fit with Boston O&P’s philosophy of care.

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Posted 4.1.2019

Living Life (on and off the ice) with Spina Bifida

Living Life (on and off the ice) with Spina Bifida When Connor Fee is on the ice, he says he feels like he’s flying. “There’s nothing holding me back.” The 26-year-old has always been a huge hockey fan. He grew up watching the Rangers with his dad and always loved the action…

Posted 3.21.2019

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