Van Der Watt Prosthetics & Orthotics
Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities
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Passion. Experience. Outcomes.


Founded in 2015, Van Der Watt P&O is the only privately owned small business that provides disability services in West Arkansas and the River Valley area. We opened our home office in Greenwood, AR in October 2017. We specialized in the custom fabrication and fitting of prosthetic and orthotic devices, uniquely designed for each patient’s individual needs and requirements. Our goal and mission is for our patients to return and optimize their functional levels after surgery or suffering from an adverse life event.


Get in touch

We at Van Der Watt P&O know that finding the right clinician is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to discuss your needs and your goals of turning your disabilities into possibilities.

Give us a call at (479) 357 1840


Our Staff



Francois J. Van Der Watt

Born in South Africa and graduated from the Technikon Pretoria in 1996 with a National Diploma in Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics, he immigrated to the USA in 2002. Francois worked in various positions as a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist, Clinical Specialist and Practice Manager for companies like Hanger, Ossur Americas, Horton’s Orthotics and Lim Innovations over the past 22 years.

Francois is the current owner of Van Der Watt Prosthetics & Orthotics in Greenwood, AR where he brings his passion, experience, and extensive knowledge in general prosthetic and orthotic care to patients of all ages and functional levels.

Francois also specializes in high activity and high-performance sport prosthetics and has been part of the US Paralympic Track & Field Team as the Team Prosthetist since 2011 and has accompanied the team to all World Championship and Paralympic Games since then.

Francois also continues to be an independent consultant for Ossur Americas where he conducts clinical product testing and research, education and training on Össur’s high performance products in O&P facilities throughout the US and abroad.




American Public University
BS. Health and Sports Science, 2017

Technikon Pretoria, SA
Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics,1997


• AAOP Member

Certification & State Licensure

ABC - CPO #002417

AR - LPO #00255,

OK - LPO #112


Shawn L. Van Der Watt

Shawn joined our Greenwood, AR office as the Office Manager in Oct 2018. Shawn is taking care of all our patient’s administration requirements during their office visit.