The degree of effectiveness of the natural and human factors in the formation and distribution of the orthopedic barrier in Tosya District was investigated in this study, which was evaluated in terms of geography of health. This study is based on the data of the disabled collected from official institutions and the data of the orthopedically disabled collected from the interviews and surveys. In the survey, the orthopedically disabled people in Tosya District are considered as the universe and the research sample is the 86 participants whose consent was taken in advance. The Simple random sampling technique, which is one of the methods for probability sampling, was used in this survey. In this study, which was carried out using a mixed method, the thematic maps and tables were created to examine the relationship between geographical factor and orthopedic disability. As a result of the research, it was seen that the effect of geography on the formation and distribution of orthopedic disability is important. The effects of economic activities carried out can be seen on the formation and distribution of orthopedic disability, especially those formed later on.
Geographical factor, disability, orthopedic disability, medical geography, Tosya district.