Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation provides specialty medical services for children, adolescents and selected young adults with physical disabilities.
This clinic provides specialty medical services for children, adolescents and selected young adults with physical disabilities.
Learn about the expert pediatric Rheumatology (Arthritis) and orthopedic care and what you can expect when you visit Arkansas Children’s.
Orthotics and Prosthetics is a referral-based service, which includes a client-centered evaluation to determine the individual's needs.
Many disorders and conditions are treated in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Department at Arkansas Children's.
At Arkansas Children's Orthotic and Prosthetic Department, we are a team of highly trained, educated and compassionate orthotists (brace designers), prosthetists (artificial arm and leg designers) and technicians. We dedicate our work to helping children ranging from newborns to young adults achieve their own level of success with the family's support.
Your child's individual needs may be met with a pre-fabricated orthosis sized to fit. Many patients require an orthosis to be custom made for their specific condition. By using art, science, and technology, we can design and create tools (braces, arms or legs) unique to your child that will make life's challenges a little easier. We love what we do and we cannot thank you enough for trusting us with your care.
An orthotist is a health professional, specifically trained and educated in evaluating, designing and fitting orthoses (braces) for almost any part of the body. We work with you, your doctor, physical and occupational therapist to give you the best possible outcome.
A prosthetist is a health professional, specifically trained and educated in evaluating, designing and fitting prostheses to replace missing body parts, including arms, legs, fingers, and toes.
Little Rock, Springdale
Little Rock, Springdale
Below are some tips before your visit. When being fitted or adjusting an orthosis (brace) or prosthesis (arm or leg):
Listen to the emotional stories of hope, hardship, and healing from patients, families and team members at Arkansas Children's.
Our orthotics and prosthetics specialists use innovative treatments and technology to make patients better today and healthier tomorrow.
Sometimes, babies are born with or develop a head-shape deformity. There are many reasons this happens, including prematurity, birth complications or being a twin or triplet with limited space while developing in the womb. When an infant head is growing and meets resistance, it develops a flat spot or deformity called positional plagiocephaly.
This is very common in babies and the flat spot or deformity can be corrected by encouraging the skull to grow the desired direction using a special custom-made helmet called a cranial remolding orthosis or “custom helmet”.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital uses a STARscanner™ to quickly and accurately take measurements of the baby’s head to create custom helmets.
Positional plagiocephaly, also known as "flat head syndrome," is a deformation of the shape of a baby's head. For babies requiring helmet therapy as a treatment, specialists at Arkansas Children's Hospital use the newest technology available to quickly and accurately take measurements of the baby's head to ensure the most comfortable and effective fitting helmet.
Our chaplains are on staff to assist all patients and families from any faith background with religious and spiritual needs.
Child Life reduces stress and promotes positive coping using developmentally appropriate preparation, education, and play at Arkansas Children's.
Arkansas Children's offers on-site dining, shuttle services, and gift shops, as well as discounted hotels and rv parks nearby.
Guide of transfer patterns provided by Orthomerica
17 color options available for your splint
Designer patterns available for custom spinal orthotics
Body socks for back braces
Coalition dedicated to reaching out to empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.
Guidelines for the care of people with Spina Bifida
Our app is designed to be your "go-to" for managing your child's health day or night.
Arkansas Children's has an online bill pay system to pay your bill for visits and admissions.
Manage your child's medical information and connect with your Arkansas Children's medical team anytime online!Log in to MyChart
Arkansas Children's offers translation assistance to the hearing impaired as well as non-English speaking patients and families.