Learn more about the prosthetic devices and services offered by Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, including profiles of the clinicians who fabricate and fit prosthetics and inspiring stories about how prosthetics are changing the lives of our patients.
All Saleem Messiah ever wanted to do was play football.
He played football as a toddler, tossed the ball with his dad, Majestic, when he was a boy, and now he’s preparing to play defensive tackle for his Union, New Jersey, high-school team.
Sounds like a typical teenager. But the 16-year-old is far from typical.
Gary Mathis joined Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics as a technician in June 2017. He specializes in fabricating, altering, and repairing braces and orthotics, and has also performed repairs and made some adjustments on prostheses.
Gary obviously loves what he does...he's been in the O&P profession for 35+ years and works in our Cleveland (Westlake) office.
Jenna was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, when she was just four years old. Along with chemotherapy treatment, she also had her left leg amputated. The medical term for the amputation is rotationplasty, but she likes to say “my foot is backwards.” Not only does it sound cooler, she says, but it is easier to understand.
Peter Bruce has been a patient of NOPCO (now Boston O&P) since 1996. He was born in the Philippines, spending the first five years of his life in a religious orphanage run by nuns. He remembers always being treated like all the other kids living there. He never thought of himself as different because no one else did.