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Matt 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…
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.
When Shayla Singletary learned about the S-curve in her back, it was June of 2016, just three days before her family moved across the country from their home in California to Prince Frederick, Maryland.
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.
Resolving to be healthier is one of the most popular ways people start the new year, and 2019 is no exception. While exercising more and eating healthier—the two top New Year's resolutions according to a survey by YouGov—are great steps in the right direction, anyone prescribed to wear an orthotic device should add another resolution to the list—wearing the device for the prescribed amount of time for the best possible results.
During the initial evaluation for the Schroth Method, many patients ask what they will experience during the program. As with all other methods and types of physical therapy intervention, each patient should have a program that caters to their specific needs.
The Schroth Method is often associated with treatment of three-dimensional scoliotic spine deformities. However, there is another form of spine deformity that affects the side view (the front to back inward and outward curvature of the spine) known as hyperkyphosis and Scheuermann’s Disease.
As the residency director for the prosthetics and orthotics department at Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, Oregon, Todd DeWees, CPO does “a little bit of everything,” spending about half his time in prosthetics, one-quarter in spinal, and one-quarter in everything else.