Orthotics is the medical field concerned with the design, development, and fitting of orthoses, which are devices that support or correct imbalances in the musculoskeletal system. Those who fit and apply orthoses are known as orthotists.

In sports, the term orthotics refers to any type of formed or prefabricated device that corrects musculoskeletal abnormalities that limit or affect participation in sports.

Orthoses have a wide array of medical uses. These range from simple orthoses that support a single injured limb to complex structures used in the rehabilitation of patients with serious ...

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