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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Three-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.
Matt Westlake joined Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics in 2018 as the Clinical Director of the Manhattan and River Edge, NJ clinics. In this Q&A, Matt shares how an injury changed the course of his life, how he learned about orthotics, and why he chose to specialize in rare orthopedic and neurological pathologies in children.
In 2018, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics hired Michelle Yakaboski, CPO, to open a new clinic in Stony Brook, Long Island. In this Q&A, Michelle discusses how her education in math and education led to a career in orthotics and prosthetics, the most rewarding part of her job, and how her personal priorities make her a good fit with Boston O&P’s philosophy of care.
When Connor Fee is on the ice, he says he feels like he’s flying. “There’s nothing holding me back.”
The 26-year-old has always been a huge hockey fan. He grew up watching the Rangers with his dad and always loved the action…
“It was like any other day,” says 26-year-old Shareif Hall, when describing the day his right foot was severed in an escalator accident. “I was only four, so most of my memories are a blur, but I can vividly recall the moment it happened.”
When Shayla Singletary learned about the S-curve in her back, it was June of 2016, just three days before her family moved across the country from their home in California to Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Todd Kirwan joined Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics in 2018, and calls orthotics and prosthetics a rewarding field that is a “great mix of art and science.” In this Q&A, Todd discusses how he chose the field of orthotics and prosthetics, why he particularly likes working with kids, and his biggest professional goal.
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.