Our Staff

At Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics, our patients are treated as unique people with widely varying abilities, goals, concerns, and potential. As part of our comprehensive care, our staff of experienced practitioners assess these considerations in light of each physician’s prescription, and then we use our extensive resources to devise the best orthotic or prosthetic response.

It is our goal as healthcare providers to educate the general public on specific uses of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics, while continuing our efforts in the area of advocacy for members of our community throughout the state of Arkansas and beyond..

The facilities at each Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics location meet the most demanding standards of excellence in laboratory fabrication equipment and procedures, as well patient care norms. Modern technology and revolutionary new materials allow our skilled technicians to fabricate exceptional quality products. Our professional staff excels in designing custom orthoses that answer specific patient needs and modifying prefabricated orthoses to improve function or adapt to a particular situation.


Gary Horton, LO, CO

Gary Horton has been a certified orthotist for more than 30 years and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetist, a member of the International Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists, and is currently president of the Arkansas State Orthotic and Prosthetic Association. He has worked with NASA to develop new innovative orthotic devices […]

    Michael Horton, LPO, CPO

    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 […]

      Christopher Horton, LPO, BOCO

      Christopher Horton 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 […]

        Les Morrow, LO, LPA, BOCO

        An orthotist and technician at Horton’s, Les specializes in lower limb custom bracing and pedorthotics. Les came to us after he and his wife decided to move to Little Rock because of its proximity to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Each time he is able to work with prosthetics patients and improve their daily activities, Les feels […]

          Mark Hemleben, CP, LP , ABC Certified Prosthetist

          Mark Hemleben has an extensive career and vast knowledge in the world of Prosthetics. He first attended college at Mississippi State University, where he earned his bachelors of science degree in Kinesiology in 2004. Shortly thereafter, Mark dove into the research field as a Motion Lab Research Coordinator at Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, Mississippi. […]

            Hal Shirley, LCPed, LCOA

            Hal joined Horton’s in 1993 and is a practitioner who evaluates, fits, and dispenses pedorthic and orthotic devices. He is certified by the American Board for Certification in orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics. Hal is also a board certified orthotic assistant. Hal’s goal is to continue to implement new designs and approaches because “one size does […]

              Richard Howard, LOA

              Richard is an orthotic practitioner who travels for Horton’s to pediatric clinics and hospitals to provide orthotic services. Success for Richard is seeing a patient achieve their highest level of functionality with the help of O&P technology. A case that he will always remember is a patient who suffered a stroke and was unable to […]

                Gary Taylor, LOA

                Prior to joining our staff in 2012, Gary worked as an orthotic fitter and technician at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX. This is where Gary cultivated a passion for pediatric care, which he has maintained during his time at Horton’s working with our pediatric patient population from AR Children’s Hospital […]

                  Contessa Humphrey, LPOA, RMA

                  As a registered medical assistant and licensed O&P assistant, Contessa’s favorite part of her role is meeting patients and getting them back to functional performance. She hopes that in the future of O&P, new technology will continue to be developed that helps patients live happy, fulfilling lives. In her free time, Contessa spends time with […]

                    Rebecca Rowe, LPOA

                    Four years after applying to an internship at Horton’s, our new manager found Rebecca’s resume and gave her a call—the rest is history! As our assistant manager, licensed orthotic/prosthetic assistant, and mastectomy fitter, Rebecca’s favorite part of the job is interaction with patients. Rebecca’s favorite professional success involves a young orthotic patient—although she hadn’t been […]

                      Lori Taylor RMA, Board Eligible Pedorthist

                      One thing that Lori loves about working at Horton’s is that it is a family-owned company where teamwork and excellent patient care are the goal. Lori is a certified medical assistant and board-eligible pedorthist who does front desk intake, insurance authorization, and patient care at Horton’s. Lori has two children, is a certified dog groomer […]

                        Kandice Crouch, NREMTP

                        As practitioner assistant to Gary Horton, Kandice visits patients at hospitals for basic orthotic needs and follows up with patients after being seen in the office. The most rewarding part of Kandice’s job is helping children, and one of her favorite professional successes is seeing a three-year-old girl with Spina Bifida take her very first […]


                          Eric Hiatt, Fabrication Manager

                          Led by his desire to work in a field that allowed him to use his hands and imagination to help others, Eric specializes in orthotic fabrication and management at Horton’s. He oversees the entire fabrication team and state of the art lab to be on the cutting edge of fabrication and design. Eric has also […]

                            Tyler Pearson, Prosthetic Fabrication Supervisor

                            Tyler is the prosthetic fabrication manager at Horton’s; he ensures that our prosthetic devices are created properly and in a timely manner. While Tyler enjoys creating aesthetically pleasing devices, the most gratifying part of his job is seeing a happy patient. For Tyler, the unique part of working with prosthetics is that they are able […]

                              Jimmie “Jabo” Perry, Lead Orthotic Tech

                              Jimmie “Jabo” Perry is our Lead Orthotics Technician. He planted his roots at Horton’s in 1991 with no previous O&P work experience, but quickly prospered as a skillful technician and has become one of Horton’s mainstays. His remarkable hand skills and gained expertise makes him a valuable resource, but his refreshing daily candor is probably […]


                                Trina Brickey, Cfom

                                As the mastectomy manager for Horton’s, Trina believes in the importance of customer service. One of Trina’s clients was so happy with her fitting experience that she sent a framed letter to her expressing her gratitude and called Trina her “co-survivor.” Trina proudly displays the letter in her home. Trina envisions a future where there […]

                                  Elsa Lawrence, CFom

                                  As a certified mastectomy fitter, Elsa fits patients with breast forms and bras, verifies insurance, and does scheduling and inventory for Horton’s. Her favorite part of her job is working with women to help them feel happy and confident, and she measures success by the number of women who return to Horton’s each time they […]


                                    Tonya Horton, Director of Billing and Authorization

                                    Tonya Horton works in the family business doing orthotics and prosthetics. She has been a mastectomy fitter for over 15 years. Horton does the billing and is in charge of all the patient care coordinators and the authorization department. She graduated from The University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2000 with a Bachelors of […]

                                      Kristin Stewart, Director of Business Development

                                      Kristin Stewart graduated from UALR with a Bachelors in Marketing and has worked in the advertising industry for over a decade. Her newest move is to the Horton’s Orthotics and Prosthetics team as their Director of Business Development. As a clinic liason, her role will be to encourage and promote communication between Horton’s and all […]

                                        Rebekka Nickols, Public Relations Director

                                        Rebekka has always had a passion for helping small businesses grow. After attending college at UALR, she began working in the radio marketing/advertising industry for Citadel Broadcasting. There, she worked with small local businesses putting together campaigns to gain market share. After 10 years in the corporate radio world, Rebekka then began her own marketing […]

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                                          Remember – your prosthetic will be ready about two weeks AFTER your insurance approves your claim. We can’t begin production until your insurance has approved your prosthetic. We know how frustrating the wait can be, and we do everything in our power to make sure that your prosthetic gets to you as soon as humanly possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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