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.
The Schroth Method is a set of specialized exercises used by certified physical therapists to help people with scoliosis. The Schroth Method was originally developed to treat idiopathic scoliosis, but it is appropriate for anyone who has scoliosis, including all ages and all levels of severity.
David Benedict, CTPO, is a technician in the Peabody, Mass., clinic. He fabricates braces, from pouring to modifying all the way to finishing and strapping, so practitioners have the quickest and most efficient fits possible. He's always available to drop what he's doing to assist with fits and adjustments when needed.
Until last winter, Jessica Fioretti had no idea that her 5-year-old daughter Kendall had scoliosis. Jessica herself had been diagnosed with scoliosis as a teenager, but even with that knowledge, she saw no signs in Kendall.
Kasey Zaleski has a bright future ahead of her. This finish technician, who has been with Boston O&P for the past year, would love to one day become a prosthetist/orthotist. For now, though, she's focused on supporting the fabrication team in any way she can.