As the Regional Business Manager of Mid-Atlantic and Midwest for Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, John Shimkus, CO, doesn’t see patients much anymore, so when his son AJ needed a scoliosis brace, he turned to a Boston O&P expert: Mike Kitchen, BOCO.
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.
Daryl Fornuff is a Certified Orthotist and the Clinic Director of the Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics clinics in Mountainside and Belleville, NJ. While Daryl himself has more than 20 years of experience in orthotics and prosthetics, his connection to the field goes back even further—to his late father, Donald Fornuff, whose career in orthotics and prosthetics spanned more than 30 years.
Matt 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.
When Kaitlyn Arnold stood up for the first time in her first pair of hip-knee-ankle-foot orthoses (HKAFOs), her mom Maryam says her daughter screamed bloody murder. “Her life had been on the floor, so standing up terrified her.”
Todd Kirwan joined Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics in 2018, and calls orthotics and prosthetics a rewarding field that is a “great mix of art and science.” In this Q&A, Todd discusses how he chose the field of orthotics and prosthetics, why he particularly likes working with kids, and his biggest professional goal.
When Lorelei Loucks was 9 years old, her school nurse noticed she had a curvature to her spine.
Craig Edmunds, a Certified Orthotist and clinical director of our clinics in Wexford and Bridgeville in the Pittsburgh area, now exclusively uses the Boston Brace 3D® when treating his scoliosis patients. In this Q&A, Craig shares how he got into the field of orthotics and prosthetics, what makes the Boston Brace 3D his scoliosis brace of choice, and his simple but effective care philosophy.
Michael Yiallourides joined Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics in 2019, working in the Manhattan clinic. In this Q&A, Michael shares why he was drawn to the field of orthotics, what he sees as the key to providing great care to his patients, and why he decided to join Boston O&P.