A child with custom pediatric orthotics from Nemours

Our pediatric orthotics specialists use prefabricated or custom-made orthotics for children to provide support and increase mobility for kids who are born with or develop any number of musculoskeletal abnormalities or conditions.

Read More About Pediatric Orthotics

The term "ortho" means to correct or straighten. When you think of pediatric orthotics, you may picture the simple devices worn in shoes to improve mobility and decrease pain. While shoe inserts are, indeed, orthotics, there are many more complex solutions available for a broad range of conditions affecting the bones, muscles and joints.

Pediatric orthotics help to improve children’s gait (how they walk), as well as support the spine, upper extremities or lower extremities.

Some examples of pediatric orthotics include:
  • ankle foot orthoses (also called AFOs)
  • leg braces
  • hand and wrist splints
  • shoulder and elbow braces
  • body braces


Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville

807 Children’s Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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For Appointments: (904) 697-3600

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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What to Bring
To your orthopedics appointment, please bring
  • hard copies or electronic copies of all imaging studies including X-rays, MRI, or CT scans
Also, remember your:
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
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Support Services for Families
  • CaringBridge: a free site offering support and communication to help your family through your child's medical journey

The pediatric orthotics and prosthetic specialists at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, develop customized pediatric orthotics/prosthetics to provide support and increase mobility for children who are born with or develop any number of musculoskeletal abnormalities or conditions, including:

Working together with our partners at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, we offer comprehensive and effective care for children who need orthotics or prosthetics.

Our Comprehensive Pediatric Orthotics Program

We offer fittings and adjustments by a certified orthotist/prosthetist (a specialist who fits and fabricates braces, prosthetics, and other supports) to ensure your child’s comfort and stability. In some cases, we can fabricate custom pediatric orthotics on the same day it’s prescribed by our doctors.

We also provide thorough follow-up care, since children’s rapid growth often means their orthotics and prosthetics will need to be re-checked frequently and may require modifications.

Whatever kind of pediatric orthotics or prosthetics your child needs, know that at Nemours we do whatever it takes to give your child the very best, most compassionate care possible. We treat every child as we would our own — your child, our promise.