Boston Othotics and Prosthetics
Boston Othotic 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.

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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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Congenital Scoliosis: Caiden’s story

Congenital Scoliosis: Caiden’s story

Caiden Portz’s smile says it all. “He’s a very kind, calm, sweet-natured kid,” says his mom, Laura. “And, he’s very resilient.”

Resiliency has been key when it comes to Caiden’s journey with a complex form of congenital scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs when the vertebrae do not form normally before a baby is born.

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Q&A with Shana Garland, CPO, DPT, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics

Q&A with Shana Garland, CPO, DPT, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics

Shana Garland is a Certified Orthotist Prosthetist and Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in pediatric lower extremity orthotics at the Boston O&P clinic in Richmond, Virgina. Shana also practices pediatric physical therapy at Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughter (CHKD). In this Q&A, Shana shares how she was introduced to the field of pediatric orthotics and her personal philosophy on patient care.

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