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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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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

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

Tech Q&A with Luis Cotto

Tech Q&A with Luis CottoLuis 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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Posted 11.13.2018

Double-Amputee Football Player Embraces Life without Limitations

Double-Amputee Football Player Embraces Life without LimitationsAll 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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Posted 7.23.2018

Tech Q&A with Gary Mathis

Tech Q&A with Gary MathisGary 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.

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Posted 4.11.2018

Jenna's Story

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.

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Posted 8.1.2013

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