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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.


(Medicine) (functioning as singular) the provision and use of artificial or mechanical aids, such as braces, to prevent or assist movement of weak or injured joints or muscles


(ɔrˈθɒt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of orthotic devices.
or•thot•ist (ɔrˈθɒt ɪst, ˈɔr θə tɪst) n.
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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 16, 2019-: What Arch Supports Market is Aiming Next: Leveraged Returns or Disaster?
Contract notice: Steel arch supports and connecting material.
Boise, ID, October 02, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Good Feet Worldwide, LLC., an international retailer of custom-fitted arch supports and natural sponge rubber cushions, announced today the grand opening of a new store in Boise, Idaho.
The shoes must meet strict quality specifications and most are designed to accommodate custom arch supports for work, dress, or play.
So many strategically placed cushion panels, arch supports, engineered heels and even bamboo - that's right, bamboo!
Foot Solutions are the leading health and wellness franchise focusing on foot care, comfort shoes and custom arch supports.
Even though some parents have given their flexible flat-footed child arch supports to help his athletic performance, a recent study indicates that such measures may be unnecessary.
Shoe inserts, such as metatarsal pads, shock-absorbing insoles, and arch supports, may help.
One trend that has become clear is that long-term success rates, particularly in the case of plantar fasciitis, are dependent upon continuing preventive measures such as stretching, use of orthotics or high quality arch supports, activity modification and maintaining or reaching a healthy weight.
Be prepared to comparison shop: Today, dancers can choose from a dizzying array of high- and low-rise slip-ons, split-sole jazz sneakers, shoes with rubber or suede soles, neoprene arch supports, mesh insoles, and even shock absorbers.
Products such as heel cups, arch supports and custom orthotics can be used to correct abnormalities and help prevent the condition.
Arch supports try to support or elevate the arch and may be full- or three-quarters-length (i.e., extending from the back of the heel to behind the ball of the foot).