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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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FOOT Solutions is the leading health and wellness franchise focusing on foot care, comfort shoes and custom arch supports.
By taking each customer through a personal biomechanical balancing and foot-printing process, arch supports and cushions are custom-fitted to ensure ultimate comfort.
Good Feet's corporate team reached out to Smith's managers, and a short time later, Kessler was visiting Smith at his home in Dallas and custom-fitting him for arch supports.
That is why companies like Good Feet offer arch supports that easily integrate into almost any shoe style that people already own -- even high heels, strappy sandals and flip-flops.
By specifically measuring each customer's arch size (not shoe size), arch supports and cushions are custom-fitted to ensure ultimate comfort.
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FootEfx, a nationwide foot care retailer committed to bringing customers comfort, relief and balance through their stress reducing arch supports, is already a step ahead of the findings.
Flip-flops have no arch support and can accentuate any abnormal biomechanics in foot motion, and this eventually brings pain and inflammation.
He emphasized that rigid custom arch supports have a clear role in the treatment of many foot conditions, but the results of this study indicate that they have no role in the initial treatment of heel pain.
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