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Orthotic Technician


Under general direction, works as a member of the rehabilitation team to assess and evaluate patient needs and design and modify prosthetic and orthotic devices.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Assesses patient needs applying knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology. synthesizes and reports assessment verbally and in writing.
  • Designs and modifies prosthetic and orthotic devices to meet patient requirements.
  • Performs fitting and fabrication techniques of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  • Provides patient and family education in the use and maintenance of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  • Directs the work of students and volunteers.
  • Participates in continuing education activities as required.
  • Provides inservice presentations to staff and students.
  • Maintains inventory and orders materials.
  • Assists with development and implementation of clinical programs; participates in interdisciplinary planning.

Education and Experience

Completion of an accredited Orthotics-Prosthetics Technician program.

Licensure and Certification

Licensed as an Orthotist in accordance with Chapter 468, Florida Statutes.



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