Gary Horton hasbeen a certified orthotist for more than 30 years and is a Fellow of theAmerican Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetist, a member of the InternationalSociety of Orthotists and Prosthetist, and is currently president of theArkansas State Orthotic and Prosthetic Association. He has worked with NASA to develop new innovative orthotic devices and uses these products in his facility. He also was appointed by the Governor to the Orthotics Prosthetics Pedorthics AdvisoryBoard. This board oversees licensor inArkansas and he serves as Vice Chair. Gary is President and CEOof Horton’s Orthotic Lab Inc and Horton Technology Inc. He has founded severalcommunity events for children with physical disabilities. He was presented withthe Clinical Creativity Award from the American Academy of Orthotist andProsthetist in 2003. This awardrecognized his work on the Stance Control Orthotic knee™. He was also awarded the first ever Tamarack Prize in 2009 by OPERF forsignificantcontribution to the practice and understanding of orthotics science. Gary is Licensed in orthotics by the state of Arkansas.
Michael Horton started working at Horton’s at the age of 14. He started as an orthotic technician, and started seeing orthotic patients as a practitioner after graduating high school in 1992. He has a degree in Kinesiology from UCA and has his certificate in prosthetics from Northwestern University. Mike has worked on many projects over the years with his father including the Stance Control Orthotic Knee Joint (SCOKJ). He sees patients from all over the world for the SCOKJ and also has been to many meetings to lecture on this topic. Mike is the back up instructor on the SCOKJ and has had practitioners from as far as Australia fly to Little Rock to be trained by him on the SCOKJ. Mike is is Licensed in both orthotics and prosthetics by the state of Arkansas and is head of the prosthetics department for Little Rock and Searcy. He mainly sees patients in Little Rock, but does see patient's once a week in our Searcy office and does do some out reach clinics around the state.
Tonya Horton starting working in the family business at the age of 13 filing and answering phones. She has held almost every clerical position there. She received her degree in Business Administration /Marketing from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2000, and is currently the Marketing Director for the company and is the Manager of the new Bryant location. She also runs Horton's other company Horton Technology, which distributes the products he makes all over the world. Tonya also volunteers her time to the Arkansas State Orthotic and Prosthetic Association every year by helping them plan and organize their annual State meeting.
Chris starting working in the family business at the age of 15 as a technician and started training as a practitioner after high school in 2000. He has attended classes at Pulaski Technical College and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Chris also has worked with his father on many of his inventions and has become the "technical" person that people call on when they have questions on the Stance Control Orthotic Knee Joint (SCOKJ). Chris is Licensed in both orthotics and prosthetics by the state of Arkansas and is certified in orthotics by BOC. Chris is the manager of the Searcy office as well as in charge ofpurchasing for all locations. Chris splits his time between Searcy andLittle Rock.
Les has been in the field since 1983 as a technician. He started with shoe work and progressed quickly to AFO's, body jackets, and Gillett Seating Systems. In 1993, he was certified as a BOC Orthotist but still kept up his technician skills. Les came to work for Horton's in 2004 and is our lead Technician. He is excellent in metal and leather work and works as a prosthetic technican as needed. Les became licensed to practice orthotics in the state of Arkansas in 2008.
Jabo started working for Horton's back in 1991 mixing plaster and pouring cast. After about six months, he started pulling plastic and finishing out braces. After about year, he starting learning leather work and today is excellant at it! He is experienced in all realms in orthotic fabrication and in charge of all shipping and receiving. Now since we have gone to computerized inventory control, Jabo enters in daily all items received which is very important in keeping us on track.
David received a Bachelor’s Degree in Prosthetics/Orthotics from the University of Washington, a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Auburn University, and has over eight years of clinical and technical experience. David is a below knee amputee himself, enabling him to shed a new light on the service side of our business. David is the manager of our Ft. Smith office.