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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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A CMT patient's functionality and disease management depend on working with a team of health care professionals, which can include neurologists, physical therapists, pain specialists, orthotists, and other specialists," continues Moore.
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.
Proceedings of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP) 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium; 2013 Feb 20-23; Orlando, FL.
The Alabama State Board of Prosthetists and Orthotists said it has launched its first online service provided through its partnership with Alabama Interactive.
Master's degree-level occupations in manufacturing include orthotists and prosthetists.
Presentations will be given by nurses, doctors, podiatrists and orthotists to emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork when holistically caring for the person with diabetes and foot ulcers.
The American Orthotists and Prosthetists Association announced it has set up a fund to help cover the cost of prostheses for marathon victims.
A good example of such opportunities is the annual meeting & scientific symposium of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists.
Orthotists design and make a range of splints, braces and special footwear to aid movement, correct deformity and relieve discomfort.
Aiden has been getting about in a wheelchair but orthotists at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill in Glasgow have fitted him with a jointed metal frame that allows him to walk on his own.