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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.

Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics Helps Patients with Unique Needs

Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics Helps Patients with Unique Needs

Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics clinicians are trained to help patients with a wide variety of common conditions, including scoliosis, plagiocephaly, and neuromuscular issues. Often, those conditions are present in combination with a number of other issues, including autism, cerebral palsy, and a wide variety of genetic diseases.

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Posted 1.3.2020

A Corrective Helmet for Sam

A Corrective Helmet for Sam

Mary Ott knows a good head (of hair) when she sees one—she’s a hairstylist, after all. Yet, when she visited the pediatrician for her son Sam’s five-month checkup, she was shocked to learn he might have flat head syndrome.

“I didn't really think it was that serious,” says Mary. "I noticed it a little but thought, oh, he’ll be fine. He’ll grow out of it. But the pediatrician insisted I get it checked.”

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Posted 12.17.2019

Emily’s Story: Finding her Footing with AFOs

Emily’s Story: Finding her Footing with AFOs

At 2, Emily was walking on her toes. The Belottes thought, our daughter is going to be a dancer.

But soon, they began to observe cognitive delays. “She wasn’t stringing together sentences,” says her mom, Amanda. “And she wouldn't put her feet flat in the back.”

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Posted 11.28.2019

Infantile Scoliosis: Reversing Kelsey’s Curve

Infantile Scoliosis: Reversing Kelsey’s Curve

Shortly after Kelsey Sweeney was born, her mom, Shauna, noticed a lump on her daughter’s shoulder blade. She made a mental note to mention it to the pediatrician at their next appointment. So, when flu-like symptoms prompted a visit to the hospital, she asked the doctor to take a look.

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Posted 11.4.2019

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