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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.

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How a Dancer Narrowly Escaped Scoliosis Surgery

How a Dancer Narrowly Escaped Scoliosis Surgery The sport and art of dance focuses on strength, poise, grace and discipline—all areas Emily Hauser works tirelessly to hone and perfect during her many hours of practice with the Evanston Dance Ensemble. What Emily didn’t anticipate was yet another challenge—scoliosis.

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Posted 7.11.2019

Q&A with Chris Nelson, CPO, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics

Q&A with Chris Nelson, CPO, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics One of the most experienced scoliosis experts at Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, Chris Nelson has been treating scoliosis patients in Boston O&P clinics since 1998. In this Q&A, Chris shares how he became interested in orthotics and prosthetics, how his degree in psychology helps him provide better care to his patients, and what his most rewarding experience at Boston O&P has been.

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Posted 6.21.2019

Reshaping a Baby’s Future, One Helmet at a Time

Reshaping a Baby’s Future, One Helmet at a TimeReshaping a baby’s future is literally what Daniel Haden does. As an orthotist at BioTech Limb and Brace in Birmingham, Alabama, Haden is part of a team that creates corrective helmets to treat plagiocephaly, also known as “flat-head syndrome.” Plagiocephaly is caused by pressure on the bones of the skull before or after birth that create a flat spot on the back or side of a baby's head.

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Posted 5.15.2019

Catching Up (and Keeping Up) with Charlie

Catching Up (and Keeping Up) with CharlieThree-year-old Charlie sits close to his five-year-old brother Noah. It is a rare moment of quiet and calm in the Landvatter’s Amherst, New Hampshire, home and a sharp contrast from more than two years ago when Charlie sat on the same couch unable to move his arms or legs.

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Posted 4.29.2019

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