orthotist


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orthotist

 [or´tho-tist]
a person skilled in orthotics and practicing its application in individual cases.

or·tho·tist

(ōr'thō-tist),
A maker and fitter of orthopaedic appliances.

orthotist

/or·thot·ist/ (or-thot´ist) a person skilled in orthotics and practicing its application in individual cases.

orthotist

[ôr′thətist]
Etymology: Gk, orthos, straight
a person who designs, fabricates, and fits braces or other orthopedic appliances prescribed by physicians. A certified orthotist is one who passed the examination of the American Orthotist and Prosthetic Association. Also spelled orthetist.

or·tho·tist

(ōr-thot'ist)
A maker and fitter of orthopaedic appliances.

Orthotist

A health care professional who is skilled in making and fitting orthopedic appliances.
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orthotist

a person skilled in orthotics and practicing its application in individual cases.
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Velcro straps are often used by the orthotist to achieve proper fit and fixation of the brace on the user.
A brace can be made to fit the patient beautifully and to function perfectly, but is effectiveness will be lost if the orthotist has overlooked the correct construction of the shoe or the factors necessary for functional weight-bearing.
Louis Givens is a Marine Corps veteran and Certified Prosthetist Orthotist who left private practice six years ago to serve his fellow veterans at the VA Polytrauma Center at Palo Alto, Calif.
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Paul Charlton, orthotist with North East company Peacocks Medical Group and chairman of ISPO UK, organised a two-day event last week at Newcastle's Centre for Life.
While researching this project Meryl had to understand issues from each of the four users; the patient, the orthotist, the nurse and the physiotherapist.
Others might include a urologist for bladder, bowel or sexual problems; an orthotist to make and fit orthotics; a physiatrist to plan rehabilitation; an ophthalmologist for vision; a speech/language pathologist to evaluate and treat speech or swallowing problems; a neuropsychologist for diagnosing and remediating cognitive issues, and a psychologist, psychiatrist, or psychiatric social worker for emotional health.
As a prosthetist or orthotist, your work with patients would usually include assessing how much a patient is physically able do before having an artificial limb or appliance fitted.
asked Alex Freire, a Whittier prosthetist and orthotist, as he explained his part in the boy's recovery.
I suggest you have your feet evaluated for hyperpronation by an orthotist or podiatrist and it would probably be beneficial for you to concentrate on strengthening your quadriceps and gluteus muscles.
At her first appointment, the tot's head was scanned, allowing orthotist Jo Drake to diagnose how her head was growing and exactly where it was changing shape.