orthotics

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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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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists; 2007; San Francisco, CA.
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Orthotists design and make a range of splints, braces and special footwear to aid movement, correct deformity and relieve discomfort.
Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team works together as a multidisciplinary team that includes physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, prosthetists and orthotists, speech therapists, recreational therapists, neuropsychologist, social workers special educators and nurses.
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Aiden has been getting about in a wheelchair but orthotists at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill in Glasgow have fitted him with a jointed metal frame that allows him to walk on his own.
demonstrates the important role of Orthotists and Prosthetists in today's healthcare setting by housing a thriving O & P department at its headquarters in Durham, NC.
Clubfoot is treated with manipulation by podiatrists, physiotherapists, orthopedic surgeons, specialist Ponseti nurses, or orthotists by providing braces to hold the feet in orthodox positions, serial casting or splints.
We tried several orthotists, but Christine was not able to tell where the shoe fit, or did not fit, except to limp or refuse to walk in them.