Provide care for anyone requiring a device to support or control part of the body (orthosis). They will also advise on rehabilitation.
Orthotist provide a range of splints, braces and special footwear to aid movement, correct deformity and relieve discomfort.
An essential part of the orthotists job is to assess the patients problem. A prescription is formulated in conjunction with the foot and ankle surgeon to design the orthosis.
Orthotist is responsible for taking careful and precise measurements of the patient and supervise the making, fitting and adjustment of the orthosis, as well as educating them in fitting and using their orthosis. The device may also be termed as surgical appliances.