Boston Othotics and Prosthetics
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Prosthetics

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.

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Paralympic Swimmer Nye Cruickshank: ‘I Can Be Me’

Paralympic Swimmer Nye Cruickshank: ‘I Can Be Me’

Being authentic and true to herself is the foundation on which 19-year-old Nye Cruickshank has built her swimming career since an osteosarcoma diagnosis and leg amputation in 2011. A decade later and on the cusp of her Paralympic debut, she shares her challenges and triumphs with remarkable self-awareness, wide smiles and wisdom beyond her years.

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

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

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

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

In 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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Tech Q&A with Luis Cotto

Tech Q&A with Luis Cotto

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.

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Double-Amputee Football Player Embraces Life without Limitations

Double-Amputee Football Player Embraces Life without Limitations

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.

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