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Orthotics, Wiki

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Robertisaacs, Dec 4, 2008.

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    I was playing at being a lay person, looking for information on orthotics. Had a look in wiki, the font of all knowledge.

    OMFG!!!


    Optimal again. If i hear one more time that a certain position is optimal i swear they'll be trouble!

    Can anything be done about this? It seems the lunatics have taken over the asylum!

    Regards
    Robert
     
  2. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    I will embed it:

    Orthotics

    Orthotics (Greek: Ορθός, ortho, "to straighten" or "align") is a specialty within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture and application of orthoses. An orthosis (plural: orthoses) is "an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system".[1] An orthotist is the primary medical clinician responsible for the prescription, manufacture and management of orthoses. An orthosis may be used to:

    • Control, guide, limit and/or immobilize an extremity, joint or body segment for a particular reason
    • Restrict movement in a given direction
    • Assist movement generally
    • Reduce weight bearing forces for a particular purpose
    • Aid rehabilitation from fractures after the removal of a cast
    • 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 who benefit 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.[2]

    1. ^ ISO 8549-1:1989
    2. ^ Redford, John B.; Basmajian, John V.; Trautman, Paul (1995). Orthotics: clinical practice and rehabilitation technology. New York: Churchill Livingstone Inc. pp. 11–12. 
     
  3. carolethecatlover

    carolethecatlover Active Member

    I have a Wiki problem. The DYSHIDROSIS article is totally inaccurate and out of date. It gets quoted everywhere, on facebook, on other forums and back to me by patients and sufferers.
    I have tried to correct it many, many times and have got into 'discussion' arguements with the writer 'Mu-Mind' who is a software engineer. He has locked the content now due to 'vandalization' by me. I really just want people to know this curable.
     
  4. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    You think thats bad read "Rocker sole" its more like a commercial gone wrong
     
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