Roxy is 12 years old and has weakness in her hind legs, has undergone four surgeries, and at one point almost lost a limb. Fortunately, surgery saved her leg, so she still has all four. That’s right: Roxy is a dog, and her mom, Hillary Sussman, is using her story to help differently abled kids gain more confidence and overcome their physical limitations.
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At age 4, Kendall was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis. Her mom bought her a Higgy Bear to help her cope with wearing her brace and to use as an educational tool when explaining the brace to her peers.
The results are in! Almost 100 girls responded to the “What to Wear” survey conducted by Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, providing their thoughts and tips on how to dress comfortably and fashionably while wearing a scoliosis brace.
As a customer service representative for Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, Zachary Marcelino is dedicated to providing the very best service to all the Boston O&P customers he serves. In this Q&A, learn more about Zach, including his most rewarding experience at Boston O&P, his specialties, and his biggest pet peeve.
As a customer service representative for Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, Debbie Frazier is dedicated to providing the very best service to all the Boston O&P patients she serves, which is one of the reasons she was named Employee of the Year in 2009. In this Q&A, learn more about Debbie, including how working at Boston O&P became a family affair, her most rewarding experience, and her biggest pet peeve.
Amy Carbungco’s 7-year-old daughter, Tessa, was born with myelomeningocele spina bifida. She has no feeling from the ankle down and has been wearing braces on her legs since she was a baby.
Luis Cotto, CFo, is a technician and certified fitter in the Peabody, MA, clinic. He fabricates braces, from modifying, all the way to finishing. He gives clinicians more time with patients while he is able to make adjustments to devices. He's always available to help and always puts the patients needs first.
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.