Definitions for "Orthotist"
a patient-care practitioner who evaluates, designs, fabricates and fits orthoses (braces) and other devices to straighten or support the body and/or the limbs.) partial foot amputation: An amputation on the front part of the foot; also called “Choppart Amputation”.
A non-medical specialist who is skilled in making special appliances, eg. Jackets, braces, splints.
a healthcare professional who makes and fits braces and splints (orthoses) for patients who need added support for body parts that have been weakened by injury, disease, or disorders of the nerves, muscles, or bones
An allied health practitioner specifically trained in providing orthotic services at the direction of, and in consultation with, a licensed practicing physician.
A skilled professional who applies orthotic devices in order to improve function.