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 American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) 40th National Meeting and Scientific Symposium; 2014 Feb 26-Mar 1; Chicago, IL.
Prosthetists and Orthotists can now renew their licenses online with just a few quick and easy steps.
Orthotists often work in a clinic as part of an outpatient service and also visit other centres to provide a service for people with special needs.
Senate File 364 provides for the licensure of professional Orthotists, Prosthetists, and Pedorthists.
As paediatric orthotist Mel Dixon showed him how the walking device - called a reciprocating gait - works, Aiden said: "It moves, so I can run
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.
Orthotists and seating specialists also attended to add their expertise.
We've got together the nurses with an interest in diabetes and we're now trying to encourage the training of orthotists.
The facility is managed by a team of specialists to advance the knowledge of podiatrists and orthotists.
Many suppliers offer orthotics but podiatrists, chiropodists, pedorthists and certified orthotists are recognized as foot care specialists and are trained specifically to assess, design, manufacture and fit foot orthotics.