orthotics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
or·​thot·​ics | \ ȯr-ˈthä-tiks How to pronounce orthotics (audio) \

Definition of orthotics

: a branch of mechanical and medical science that deals with the design and fitting of orthoses

Examples of orthotics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But plantar fasciitis is the number one reason custom orthotics are prescribed and worn, says Yolanda Ragland, DPM, a podiatrist and founder of Fix Your Feet in New York City. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 26 July 2022 Severe overpronators should talk to a podiatrist about custom orthotics. Outside Online, 17 June 2019 Rockport was a pioneer in the use of features such as cushioned, removable orthotics — or foot beds, as they are also called — to provide internal comfort and structure. BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2022 The company was a pioneer in the use of features like cushioned, removable orthotics — or foot beds, as they are also called — to provide internal comfort and structure. New York Times, 2 July 2022 The collaboration has been especially helpful in the field of prosthetics and orthotics. Julie Watson, USA TODAY, 14 May 2022 San Diego Safari Park staff worked with experts in orthotics at the Hanger Clinic to correct Msituni's life-threatening condition. Julie Watson, USA TODAY, 14 May 2022 In addition to her work with Dare2Tri and her Paralympic training, Stockwell and her husband, Brian Tolsma, who are both prosthetists, own an orthotics and prosthetics business in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 3 Nov. 2021 Bright red, plastic orthotics poke out from the tops of her sparkly silver sneakers. Heather Lanier, Time, 7 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of orthotics

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Orthotics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthotics. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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orthotics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
or·​thot·​ics | \ -iks How to pronounce orthotics (audio) \

Medical Definition of orthotics

: a branch of mechanical and medical science that deals with the design and fitting of orthoses

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