Boston Othotics 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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Staying Ahead of the Curve: Reagan’s Scoliosis Story

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Reagan’s Scoliosis Story

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.

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Posted 9.23.2019

Q&A with Martin Matthews, Managing Director, DM Orthotics

Q&A with Martin Matthews, Managing Director, DM Orthotics

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.

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Posted 8.26.2019

Luca’s Plagiocephaly Journey with the Boston Band

Luca’s Plagiocephaly Journey with the Boston Band

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.

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Posted 8.20.2019

New Treatments for SMA Offer Hope for Ava

New Treatments for SMA Offer Hope for Ava

 

Ava Jean Finelli, affectionately called “Jelly Bean,” was just a few months old when her parents started to notice something wasn’t quite right.

“She couldn't lift her head during tummy time, and she wasn't kicking her legs or moving her arms,” says her mom, Laura Finelli.

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Posted 8.1.2019

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

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