When Lily Drake was 8 years old, her doctor noticed she had mild scoliosis. Since her spinal curve was less than 20 degrees, her doctor recommended observation and monitoring every 6 months.
Learn more about scoliosis, spinal treatment and products from Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics. Blog posts cover new technology, product comparisons, clinician profiles, scoliosis treatment results, resources for patients and families, and inspiring stories about living with scoliosis.
If you know someone with scoliosis, you may have heard that wearing a brace does not correct a spinal curve, it merely stops the curve from getting worse.
Shortly after Kelsey Sweeney was born, her mom, Shauna, noticed a lump on her daughter’s shoulder blade. She made a mental note to mention it to the pediatrician at their next appointment. So, when flu-like symptoms prompted a visit to the hospital, she asked the doctor to take a look.
Craig Yatsu, a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist based in Denver, Colorado, was introduced to the Original Boston Brace in 1992 and now exclusively uses the Boston Brace 3D® when treating his scoliosis patients. In this Q&A, Craig shares how he got into the field of orthotics and prosthetics, what makes the Boston Brace 3D his scoliosis brace of choice, and the career change that convinced him never to leave orthotics again.
As a customer service representative for Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, Judy Smith is dedicated to providing the very best service to all the Boston O&P customers she serves. In this Q&A, learn more about Judy, including her most rewarding experience at Boston O&P, her specialties, and the "gift" she can't live without.
As a customer service representative for Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, Debbie Frazier is dedicated to providing the very best service to all the Boston O&P patients she serves, which is one of the reasons she was named Employee of the Year in 2009. In this Q&A, learn more about Debbie, including how working at Boston O&P became a family affair, her most rewarding experience, and her biggest pet peeve.
Ksenia Major joined Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics in 2019 as the Clinical Director for Boston O&P in Richmond, Virginia. In this Q&A, Ksenia shares the personal way she became interested in orthotics, why she loves working with kids, and her work with the World Pediatric Project, providing bracing solutions to kids in need.
When Reagan Gatz was 6, her mother Tracy noticed a bulge on the back of her hip. Panicked, she rushed Reagan to the doctor. It turned out her growing spine had slightly deviated from its typical path by 14 degrees. Rather than stacking in a straight line, one on top of each other, her vertebrae had begun to shift into an S-shape.