Our Professional Staff

At Horton’s Orthotics & Prosthetics, we want our patients to feel confident and comfortable with their choice for care. Our practitioners and staff are committed to treating every patient with quality individualized care for their prosthetic, orthotic, pedorthic, or mastectomy needs to assist you on your journey to obtain your health goals.

 

Professionals

Our Practitioners

Gary Horton

Gary Horton

CEO

Gary Horton has been a certified orthotist for more than 30 years. He is 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 and uses these products in our facility. Read More

Michael Horton

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 Read More

Christopher Horton

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 Read More

Les Morrow

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 Read More

Mark Hemleben

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 Read More

Hal Shirley

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 Read More

Richard Howard

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 Read More

Gary Taylor

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 Read More

Contessa Humphrey

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 Read More

Rebecca Rowe

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 Read More

Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor

LPOA, CMA

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 Read More

Kandice Crouch

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 Read More

Professionals

Our Technicians

Eric Hiatt

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 Read More

Tyler Pearson

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. Read More

Jimmie “Jabo” Perry

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 Read More

Professionals

Mastectomy

Trina Brickey

Trina Brickey

CFm

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 Read More

Elsa Lawrence

Elsa Lawrence

CFm

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 Read More

Professionals

Our Administrators

Tonya Horton

Tonya Horton

Director of Billing and Authorization

Horton works in her families 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 Read More

Kristin Stewart

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 Read More

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