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.
Resolving to be healthier is one of the most popular ways people start the new year, and 2019 is no exception. While exercising more and eating healthier—the two top New Year's resolutions according to a survey by YouGov—are great steps in the right direction, anyone prescribed to wear an orthotic device should add another resolution to the list—wearing the device for the prescribed amount of time for the best possible results.
Gavin Wells sidles up to his sister on the couch, “Oh, baby sister, so cute. Hold hands.” He loves to cuddle with her, says his mom Brigid, “But then, if you put her in his lap, he says, ‘So big.’”
At 27-inches tall and just under 20 pounds, 3-year-old Gavin is almost the same size as his 7-month-old sister Ananda.
Luis Cotto, CFo, is a technician and certified fitter in the Peabody, MA, clinic. He fabricates braces, from modifying, all the way to finishing. He gives clinicians more time with patients while he is able to make adjustments to devices. He's always available to help and always puts the patients needs first.
During the initial evaluation for the Schroth Method, many patients ask what they will experience during the program. As with all other methods and types of physical therapy intervention, each patient should have a program that caters to their specific needs.
The Schroth Method is often associated with treatment of three-dimensional scoliotic spine deformities. However, there is another form of spine deformity that affects the side view (the front to back inward and outward curvature of the spine) known as hyperkyphosis and Scheuermann’s Disease.
As the residency director for the prosthetics and orthotics department at Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, Oregon, Todd DeWees, CPO does “a little bit of everything,” spending about half his time in prosthetics, one-quarter in spinal, and one-quarter in everything else.