Boston Othotics and Prosthetics
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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.

Paralympic Swimmer Nye Cruickshank: ‘I Can Be Me’

Paralympic Swimmer Nye Cruickshank: ‘I Can Be Me’

Being authentic and true to herself is the foundation on which 19-year-old Nye Cruickshank has built her swimming career since an osteosarcoma diagnosis and leg amputation in 2011. A decade later and on the cusp of her Paralympic debut, she shares her challenges and triumphs with remarkable self-awareness, wide smiles and wisdom beyond her years.

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Is My Child Too Old for Helmeting?

Is My Child Too Old for Helmeting?

If your child has plagiocephaly, also known as “flat head syndrome,” you might be wondering if a cranial helmet, or cranial remolding orthosis (CRO), will be an effective treatment. The answer is, it depends on several things, one of which is the age of the child at the time of treatment.

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Can Bracing Correct Spinal Curves from Scoliosis?

Can Bracing Correct Spinal Curves from Scoliosis?

If you know a child or teen with idiopathic scoliosis, you may have heard that wearing a brace does not correct a spinal curve, it merely stops the curve from getting worse.

In fact, many Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics patients have seen an in-brace reduction of the curve in pediatric scoliosis through bracing with the Boston Brace Original, and those results have improved with the Boston Brace 3D®.

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Toddler with Spina Bifida Working Towards First Steps

Toddler with Spina Bifida Working Towards First Steps

When Tucker’s mom, Mia, talks about her son, she is overcome with emotion. “I just love to talk about him,” she says. “He’s got an incredible personality and can make everybody in a room light up.” — For this, Mia and Tyler Thurston are especially grateful.

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