A term derived from the Greek ortho (straight, normal) and tics (a systematic pursuit). Literally, orthotics is the systematic pursuit of straightening or correcting limbs or the spine. Orthotics then is the systematic pursuit of straightening or correcting by applying to the body exoskeletal devices that limit or assist motion of any given segment of the human body. Limitation may mean anything from zero degrees (immobilization) to anything less than the normal range of motion, whereas assistance of motion may be throughout the normal range or through any specified range of motion. Such exoskeletal devices are usually recommended for patients with neuromuscular or skeletal disorders. Orthotist A specialist in designing, fitting and fabricating orthopedic braces and support systems.
These include any appliance needed by a patient because of any disability, weakness or loss of function. Another name for them is "durable medical equipment."
Devices used to immobilize or support a part of the body in order to prevent deformity or to assist with function.
The science that deals with the use of specialized mechanical devises to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or links.
the filed of knowledge relations to orthopedic apparatus (orthoses) used to support, align, prevent or correct deformities or to improve function of movable parts of the body.
The practice and science of providing orthotic rehabilitation engineering services related to the assessment, design and development of external assistive, supportive, and/or corrective anatomical devices, referred to as orthoses, for the purpose of restoring specific neuromuscular and/or musculoskeletal disorders of the human body.
Foot orthotics are devices that are inserted in a person's shoes. They are usually prescribed by practitioners in order to alleviate pain or discomfort in their patients' feet. Orthotics can either be custom made or prefabricated.
A medical device serving to protect, restore or improve function or mobility.
The use of custom fitted or custom made braces (i.e. orthoses) to correct or stabilize malformed or weakened body parts and assist in increasing the functional level of the patient.
The science and technology of braces, especially when supporting weak or injured joints and muscles.
custom-made supports worn in shoes to help neutralize biomechanical imbalances in the feet or legs.
The science that deals with orthoses designed to provide external control, correction, and support. (orthoses = braces)
the medical specialty dealing in splints and appliances.
Orthotics are devices used to control abnormal foot function. When the foot is not functioning correctly, painful areas result. An orthotics device can relieve that pain by offering support to the ligaments and the bone structures of the feet.
Structures used to correct foot position imbalances and affect posture
Medical equipment or appliances that replace a part of an internal organ or a body part ... or ... the application to the body of exoskeletal devices (e.g., a brace) to limit or assist motion
Inserts placed inside shoes to correct biomechanical problems.
field of knowledge relating to orthoses and their use.
The science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing an orthosis under a prescription from a licensed physician, chiropractor, or podiatrist to correct or alleviate neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction, disease, injury, or deformity.
Medical science dealing with specialized mechanical devices to support or assist weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.
The science and art of custom designing and constructing appliances for the feet, ie, arch supports. Orthotics help in the prevention and correction of deformities that may hinder a person's ease of movement. These also aid in support and alignment helping to improve function of the movable part of the body.
Orthotics is the medical field concerned with the application and manufacture of orthoses, devices which support or correct the function of a limb or the torso. More recently, the term cognitive orthotics has been applied to assistive technology to correct cognitive functions.