What is Orthotics?

The field of Orthotics is the profession of providing or managing the provision of a custom-designed, fabricated, modified and fitted external device to a patient based on clinical assessment and a physician’s prescription for the purpose of restoring the physiological function and/or cosmesis of the patient by an allied health professional who is specifically trained and educated.


is the appliance. Also termed as splint, caliper, brace as well.


A professional trained & expert in designing, prescribing, and fabrication of Orthosis. An orthotist is having a BSc. degree in Orthotics Prosthetics and accredited by National & International Licensing authorities. Certified Orthotist are abbreviated as CO.