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orthotics

 [or-thot´iks]
the field of knowledge relating to orthoses and their use.

or·thot·ics

(ōr-thot'iks),
The science concerned with the making and fitting of orthopaedic appliances.
Synonym(s): orthetics

orthotics

/or·thot·ics/ (-iks) the field of knowledge relating to orthoses and their use.

orthotics

(ôr-thŏt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The science that deals with the use of specialized mechanical devices to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.

or·thot′ist (ôr-thŏt′ĭst, ôr′thə-tĭst) n.

orthotics

[ôrthot′iks]
Etymology: Gk, orthos, straight
the design and use of external appliances to support a paralyzed muscle, promote a specific motion, or correct a musculoskeletal deformity.

orthotics

Podiatry
A device that is placed on the insole of shoes to either make them more comfortable and provide added support, or to modify a person’s balance in the shoe.

orthotics

Arch supports, inner soles, inserts Podiatry A device placed on the insole of shoes to either make them more comfortable and provide added support, or to modify a person's balance in the shoe. Cf Orthoptics, see Vision therapy.

or·thot·ics

(ōr-thot'iks)
The science concerned with the making and fitting of orthopedic appliances.
Synonym(s): orthetics.

orthotics

The branch of medicine dealing with the use of supportive mechanical devices. See also ORTHOSIS.

Orthotics

Mechanical devices that assist function.
Mentioned in: Osteopathy

orthotics (ōr·thäˑ·tiks),

n an external appliance used to correct a deformity of the musculoskeletal system, such as to promote a particular movement or to brace a paralyzed muscle.

orthotics

the field of knowledge relating to orthoses and their use.
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Table 33: Japanese Long-term Projections for Orthopedic Orthotics by Product Segment - Orthopedic Braces (Knee Braces, Ankle Braces and Others) and Orthopedic Support Devices Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26
FHPs should refer patients who require prescription orthotics to the appropriately qualified and registered Chiropodist/ Podiatrist, or Orthotic specialists able to prescribe or, sell, supply and/ or administer PoMs, including prescription biomechanical appliances.
Ace Orthotics, trading as Ace Feet in Motion, was established by Bob Cooper in 2001 to provide biomechanical gait analysis, using state-ofthe-art dynamic pressure plates to help accurately assess movement through the foot and lower limb.
Eyewear and orthotics are just two of many market sectors in which Fuel3D is engaged through its enterprise projects team.
Yes, orthotics can wear out over time, and the needs of your foot can also change.
While the global orthotics market is fragmented and composed of many smaller players, major companies that have made a name for themselves do hold large shares in this space courtesy of their known and trusted brands," she said.
Orthotics is the specialist medical area focusing on the design, manufacture and application of a device (an orthosis) such as medical braces, applied externally to limbs in order to modify the musculoskeletal system and help children and adult patients who need assistance with limb support, movement or rehabilitation.
While I have found that orthotics can be helpful for some children with severe flat feet, usually good supportive shoes are sufficient.
Orthotics have been shown to decrease tibial internal rotation, (20) the calcaneal eversion angle, (21,22) and navicular drop, (23) which are all associated with hyperpronation.
The centre aims at providing the best equipment and services in the field of orthotics and prosthetics and is spread over 550 square metres.
Calcium supplementation, preparatory exercise programs, changes in training strategies, modification of shoes, and the use of orthotics are strategies currently employed to prevent or minimize stress fractures (Snyder, et al.