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Orthotics

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.

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How a Dancer Narrowly Escaped Scoliosis Surgery

How a Dancer Narrowly Escaped Scoliosis Surgery The sport and art of dance focuses on strength, poise, grace and discipline—all areas Emily Hauser works tirelessly to hone and perfect during her many hours of practice with the Evanston Dance Ensemble. What Emily didn’t anticipate was yet another challenge—scoliosis.

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Posted 7.11.2019

Catching Up (and Keeping Up) with Charlie

Catching Up (and Keeping Up) with CharlieThree-year-old Charlie sits close to his five-year-old brother Noah. It is a rare moment of quiet and calm in the Landvatter’s Amherst, New Hampshire, home and a sharp contrast from more than two years ago when Charlie sat on the same couch unable to move his arms or legs.

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Posted 4.29.2019

Q&A with Matt Westlake, CO, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics

Q&A with Matt Westlake, CO, Boston Orthotics & ProstheticsMatt Westlake joined Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics in 2018 as the Clinical Director of the Manhattan and River Edge, NJ clinics. In this Q&A, Matt shares how an injury changed the course of his life, how he learned about orthotics, and why he chose to specialize in rare orthopedic and neurological pathologies in children.

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Posted 4.16.2019

Q&A with Michelle Yakaboski, CPO, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics

Q&A with Michelle Yakaboski, CPO, Boston Orthotics & ProstheticsIn 2018, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics hired Michelle Yakaboski, CPO, to open a new clinic in Stony Brook, Long Island. In this Q&A, Michelle discusses how her education in math and education led to a career in orthotics and prosthetics, the most rewarding part of her job, and how her personal priorities make her a good fit with Boston O&P’s philosophy of care.

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Posted 4.1.2019

Living Life (on and off the ice) with Spina Bifida

Living Life (on and off the ice) with Spina Bifida When Connor Fee is on the ice, he says he feels like he’s flying. “There’s nothing holding me back.” The 26-year-old has always been a huge hockey fan. He grew up watching the Rangers with his dad and always loved the action…

Posted 3.21.2019

Q&A with Todd Kirwan, CPO, Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics

Q&A with Todd Kirwan, CPO, Boston Orthotics & ProstheticsTodd Kirwan joined Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics in 2018, and calls orthotics and prosthetics a rewarding field that is a “great mix of art and science.” In this Q&A, Todd discusses how he chose the field of orthotics and prosthetics, why he particularly likes working with kids, and his biggest professional goal.

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Posted 2.6.2019

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