Like many couples, Kerry Adams and her husband, Derek, eagerly began preparing for the arrival of their first child. What they didn’t prepare for was the unexpected news that their son had myelomeningocele, one of the most severe forms of spina bifida, in which the spinal cord fails to close during development.
Learn more about Dynamic Movement Orthoses (DMOs), a new type of soft body brace designed to help patients with neuromuscular issues increase their range of motion.
Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics clinicians are trained to help patients with a wide variety of common conditions, including scoliosis, plagiocephaly, and neuromuscular issues. Often, those conditions are present in combination with a number of other issues, including autism, cerebral palsy, and a wide variety of genetic diseases.
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.
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.
The moment Kaylin Nichols walked onto the stage at the Virginia Miss Abilities Pageant, it was magic. There, under the stage lights, dressed in a pink body suit, blue jeans and Converse sneakers, the 8-year-old from the tiny town of Martinsburg, West Virginia, showed off her ‘ability—walking.
Walking may not seem like a big deal, but for Kaylin, it’s actually a huge accomplishment. A mere month earlier, she could barely stand on her own.