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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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It aims to address the national shortage of orthotists across the UK.
For instance, while emergency medical technicians, paramedics, EMT drivers, nurse aides, and orthotists and prosthetists are licensed in many states, they have private certification in Mississippi, where they are not licensed (Smith 2018).
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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.
15 staff members (five rehabilitation doctors, four physical therapists, one occupational therapist, one orthopaedic surgeon, three orthotists, and one prosthetist) with an average experience of 6.4 years (SD = 5.25) in their role volunteered to sample the device and provide feedback on its function.
Physiotherapists reported using counter positioning and tummy time, included gross motor exercises, stretches if torticollis was present with ten referring to orthotists for helmet therapy or to community physiotherapists.
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.
Given the complexities of the problems encountered by combat casualties, the integrated team includes physicians, nurses, medics, corpsmen, social workers, case managers, behavioral health providers, pain specialists, therapists, prosthetists, orthotists, technicians, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, audiologists, pharmacists, and dentists across numerous disciplines who must collaborate to provide interdisciplinary care.
Guldemond and colleagues (32) investigated the ability of podiatrists, pedorthotists and orthotists to reliably distinguish areas of the foot with elevated plantar pressures in participants with metatarsalgia.
The Alabama State Board of Prosthetists and Orthotists said it has launched its first online service provided through its partnership with Alabama Interactive.