Craig Yatsu, a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist based in Denver, Colorado, was introduced to the Original Boston Brace in 1992 and 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 the career change that convinced him never to leave orthotics again.
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.
As a customer service representative for Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, Zachary Marcelino is dedicated to providing the very best service to all the Boston O&P customers he serves. In this Q&A, learn more about Zach, including his most rewarding experience at Boston O&P, his specialties, and his biggest pet peeve.
As a customer service representative for Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, Judy Smith is dedicated to providing the very best service to all the Boston O&P customers she serves. In this Q&A, learn more about Judy, including her most rewarding experience at Boston O&P, her specialties, and the "gift" she can't live without.
As a customer service representative for Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, Debbie Frazier is dedicated to providing the very best service to all the Boston O&P patients she serves, which is one of the reasons she was named Employee of the Year in 2009. In this Q&A, learn more about Debbie, including how working at Boston O&P became a family affair, her most rewarding experience, and her biggest pet peeve.
Ksenia Major joined Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics in 2019 as the Clinical Director for Boston O&P in Richmond, Virginia. In this Q&A, Ksenia shares the personal way she became interested in orthotics, why she loves working with kids, and her work with the World Pediatric Project, providing bracing solutions to kids in need.
When Reagan Gatz was 6, her mother Tracy noticed a bulge on the back of her hip. Panicked, she rushed Reagan to the doctor. It turned out her growing spine had slightly deviated from its typical path by 14 degrees. Rather than stacking in a straight line, one on top of each other, her vertebrae had begun to shift into an S-shape.
DM Orthotics is the creator of the Dynamic Lycra® Orthoses (DMOs) distributed by Boston O&P, which are designed to manage abnormal tone and neurological dysfunction and improve functional abilities for patients with cerebral palsy, stroke, head injury, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions.
When Luca was born, his grandmother noticed his head looked flat. His mom, Nadine, tried repositioning techniques for 6 weeks as advised by her doctor, but there were no improvements. “It was worsening, and it was becoming harder to keep Luca on one side when he was learning how to roll from side to side,” said Nadine.