What does orthotics mean?

Definitions for orthoticsɔrˈθɒt ɪks

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word orthotics.


  1. orthotics(Noun)

    The design, manufacture and installation of orthopedic appliances to support, straighten or improve the function of a body part


  1. Orthotics

    Orthotics is a specialty within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture and application of orthoses. An orthosis is "an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system". An orthosis may be used to: ⁕Control, guide, limit and/or immobilize an extremity, joint or body segment for a particular reason ⁕To restrict movement in a given direction ⁕To assist movement generally ⁕To reduce weight bearing forces for a particular purpose ⁕To aid rehabilitation from fractures after the removal of a cast ⁕To otherwise correct the shape and/or function of the body, to provide easier movement capability or reduce pain Orthotics combines knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, biomechanics and engineering. Patients benefiting from an orthosis may have a condition such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy, or have experienced a spinal cord injury or stroke. Equally, orthoses are sometimes used prophylactically or to optimise performance in sport.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orthotics in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orthotics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dale Fairchild:

    We've always taught them your beliefs create your reality, not your hand, [And that] there’s nothing to stop you from doing anything. Brian Giavedoni, assistant manager of children’s orthotics and prosthetics at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, has helped the two Fairchild children overcome challenges brought on by their physical abnormalities to successfully play the instruments. It's all about creativity.

  2. David Geier:

    While I do think that there may be some role for hormone replacement therapy or shoe inserts for active individuals in a preventative or treatment sense for these problems, someone who is interested in pursuing one of these treatments should consider speaking to an orthopaedic surgeon or to his or her doctor, for instance, people have different anatomy of their feet, such as high arches or flat feet, and might benefit from shoe inserts or orthotics, while others might not.

Images & Illustrations of orthotics

  1. orthoticsorthoticsorthotics

Translations for orthotics

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for orthotics »


Find a translation for the orthotics definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these orthotics definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"orthotics." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 20 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/orthotics>.

Are we missing a good definition for orthotics? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for orthotics:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.