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.

Now Read This: Books for Scoliosis Families

Now Read This:  Books for Scoliosis FamiliesOctober is National Book Month, and the 15th through the 21st is designated as Teen Read Week in the United States. What better way to celebrate both than with some great books on scoliosis? Here are some reads for every reader.

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Posted 10.17.2017

Is Plagiocephaly the Parents' Fault?

Is Plagiocephaly the Parents' Fault?Plagiocephaly, also called "flat head syndrome," is a common condition characterized by a flat spot on the back or side of a baby’s head. It can develop in as little as one week after birth and occurs in nearly one out of every two infants.

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Posted 10.11.2017

Themed Crafts Can Lend Support Following Scoliosis Diagnosis

Themed Crafts Can Lend Support Following Scoliosis DiagnosisEvery year, the majority of new scoliosis cases are diagnosed in girls at or near the onset of puberty. It is an already emotionally challenging time in a young person’s life, made more complex by a diagnosis that can result in multiple doctor visits, brace fittings, pain, discomfort, and adjusting to wearing a brace.

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Posted 9.26.2017

Jenna's Story

Jenna was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, when she was just four years old. Along with chemotherapy treatment, she also had her left leg amputated. The medical term for the amputation is rotationplasty, but she likes to say “my foot is backwards.” Not only does it sound cooler, she says, but it is easier to understand.

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Posted 8.1.2013

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