(used with a singular verb) a branch of medicine dealing with the making and fitting of orthotic devices.
- or·thot·ist [awr-thot-ist, awr-thuh-tist], /ɔrˈθɒt ɪst, ˈɔr θə tɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for orthotics
(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
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