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.
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.
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.
Because of where the fracture was, Rosie’s doctor didn’t want to do a traditional cast, and because she was so young and so active, he was concerned that putting it in a sling wouldn’t be enough. Rosie would need a custom orthosis.
When you or a loved one has been diagnosed with scoliosis and your doctor has recommended bracing, you want the best scoliosis brace available. The Boston Brace, a custom-made brace for scoliosis, has been the gold standard for the non-surgical treatment of scoliosis since it was developed more than 50 years ago. Of course, as the top scoliosis brace, the Boston Brace has its share of imitators—braces that are often called “Boston-style” braces, but that aren’t authentic Boston Brace products.
Tom Harrigan is a certified prosthetist orthotist (CPO) and physical therapist (PT) who specializes in pediatric care at the Boston O&P clinic in Peabody, MA. In this Q&A, Tom shares how he got into the field of PT, why he specializes in gait pathology, and how being a PT changes the way he treats his patients.
Rodney Wilkinson is a certified orthotist and occupational therapist who specializes in pediatric care at the Boston O&P clinic in St. Louis. In this Q&A, Rodney shares how he got in to the field of orthotics and how his current office is a mobile van seeing patients where they live.
Donald Douglass may have expected to be retired by now, but instead he has a fulltime job — raising his grandson. Carter, who will turn 8 in August, was born with cerebral palsy (CP), a condition that can cause muscle weakness and affect mobility and balance.
At age 6, Samora is becoming more aware. She’ll ask, “Mommy, why don’t my toes wiggle like my sisters’ toes do?”
It may come as no surprise that one of Addison’s favorite colors is pink. Pink and purple to be exact and a personality to match. “She’s a spitfire,” says her mom, Alanna Mattimore.