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or·thot·ics

 (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

(ɔːˈθɒtɪks)
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

or•thot•ics

(ɔrˈθɒt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of orthotic devices.
[1960–65]
or•thot•ist (ɔrˈθɒt ɪst, ˈɔr θə tɪst) n.
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Total 139 health care professionals including physiatrists, physical therapists, prosthetists/ orthotists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, were included in the study.
The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists.
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Orthotic Composites provides HCPC registered orthotists and prosthetists with a technical service specialising in composite technology.
Proceedings of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium; 2006; Chicago, IL.
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The Centre~s Consultant in rehabilitation medicine leads the multidisciplinary Prosthetic Service Clinical Team; Prosthetists, Orthotists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nursing Staff, Rehabilitation Engineers, Psychologist and Administration Staff.
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