Orthotist / Prosthetic Unit
Orthotist / Prosthetic As A Career
Orthotist / Prosthetist
Orthotist / Prosthetist is a health care
professional, they work together with other
care professional as a member of a clinical
team in the examination of a patient,
advising on the types and effectiveness of
prosthetic and orthotic treatment.
What do Orthotist / Prosthetist do?
Orthotist / Prosthetist work to combat a
broad range of physical problems, in
particular those associated with
neuromuscular and musculoskeletal system.
The following are some of the work done by
the Orthotist / Prosthetist:
Accepting referral cases from other
health care professionals
Manufacturing of artificial limbs
Repairing of artificial limbs
Manufacturing of orthotic devices
Fixing all kind of orthotic devices
(readily available devices)
Making of splints with thermoplastic
Modification of shoes
Subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Prosthetist / Orthotist ia a three or four
years degree course leading to the award of
Bachelor of Prosthetict / Orthotics. It is
predominantly a set course of academic,
clinical and practical work.