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.
Learn more about the lower-limb orthoses offered by Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, including profiles of the clinicians that fabricate and fit our lower limb orthoses, the conditions that can benefit from treatment with lower limb orthoses, and patients that are achieving their dreams through the use of orthotic devices.
Let me introduce you to an exceptional, inspiring teenager: Ava from emBrace.
When Robin found out her son James’s clinician, Shelley Sherbondy, CPO, was leaving her current clinic in New Haven, her reaction was immediate.
When Aisha Mawusi was pregnant with her daughter and went for her first ultrasound, doctors told her that one of her child’s legs looked shorter than the other. When Zarah was born in July 2017, what they saw on the ultrasound was confirmed—her left thigh was significantly shorter than the right.
Sarah Cunzolo, COA, CFo, CPed is a Certified Orthotic Assistant, Certified Fitter-orthotics, Certified Pedorthist who specializes in pediatric orthotics among other things at the Boston O&P clinic in Wexford, PA. In this Q&A, Sarah shares how she got into the field, her love for patient care and how she continues to grow her expertise.
Shea Stokesbary is a certified orthotist prosthetist who specializes in pediatric orthotics among other things at the Boston O&P clinic in Richmond, VA. In this Q&A, Shea shares how she got into the field, her love for mixing biomechanics, art, and patient care and how she continues to grow her expertise.
Brad Varney is a certified orthotist who specializes in pediatric scoliosis and plagiocephaly management among other things at the Boston O&P clinic in Peabody, MA. In this Q&A, Brad shares how he learned some life lessons from an early mentor—a one-of-a-kind physician, Dr. Seymour Zimbler.
Six-year-old Rosie Barrett is always on the go, and as is fairly common with active kids, all that action results in the occasional injury. For Rosie, that injury was a broken humerus bone, the result of jumping and falling at a friend’s birthday party.