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orthoses

from Greek ortho , to straighten. Custom-designed external devices used to control or counteract the effect of an actual or developing deformity. They include braces, splints, etc. In sport the term is most commonly used to describe foot-supporting insoles used to correct structural imbalance which may result in discomfort in the back, hips, knees or feet. Orthoses decrease the risk of further injury and make movement of the foot more efficient. orthotics the study and manufacture of orthoses.
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There are three types of orthoses in terms of constructive: rigid orthoses, soft orthoses and semi-rigid orthoses.
MANY older drivers would no doubt disagree, but one survey has just ranked them a bigger safety menace on Britain's roads than motorists on drugs, orthose using hand-held mobile phones.
Designed for older people, orthose with mobility difficulties, the service is run by by John Coke and his team of staff.