Get to Know Prosthetics at ChildServe

ChildServe’s prosthetic specialists evaluate, measure, cast, fit, adjust, and create lower extremity prostheses. Our pediatric experts work to increase the independence, mobility, and comfort to help each child live a great life. For every prosthesis made, children and families can expect:

  • evaluation appointments
  • socket fittings
  • delivery of prosthetics and adjustment
  • follow up appointments to optimize prosthesis.

Who We Serve

 ChildServe’s Prosthetics program offers services to children and young adults (age infant-21) who have a limb loss or a limb difference.

Inpatient & Outpatient Care

We offer prosthetics care in both outpatient and inpatient settings – including ChildServe‘s state-of-the-art pediatric rehabilitation unit where individuals can heal after surgery, access physical and occupational therapy, and receive on-site post-op and prosthetic care.

Why choose ChildServe?

Pediatric Specialists

ChildServe’s team specializes in pediatrics, and our experts coordinate across multiple disciplines to provide children with the best care possible.

Personal Experience

Our Certified & Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist Laura Freeman has over 20 years of personal experience wearing prosthetics and orthotics.

Customized Care

Whether you are considering amputation or have experienced a limb loss or difference for many years, our expert team meets individuals where they’re at to help them move forward.

CARF Accredited

ChildServe holds CARF accreditations in Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS). This means our programs meet rigorous guidelines to ensure high-quality care.

Orthotics & Plagiocephaly

ChildServe‘s Prosthetics program experts support individuals who need access to services like Orthotics or support for plagiocephaly (cranial remolding orthosis / helmet).


Our Prosthetics program incorporates top-of-the-line equipment and technology to enable children and young adults to live a great life.

Our Approach

We Know Kids

Our entire organization is built around kids! ChildServe’s pediatric specialists provide healthcare designed for the developmental needs of children and young adults. The Prosthetics team at ChildServe has specialized knowledge and skills to create customized prostheses built around the needs and goals of each child. Our facilities and equipment are designed to make kids comfortable, safe, and inspired.

We Care About Families

Our Prosthetics team works closely with families to understand the mobility and daily living goals surrounding a child’s need for a prosthesis, and the goals they are working toward in the future. Through our one-stop-shop approach, we are proud to offer families a streamlined experience, including access to everything from scanning to fitting in one location, and physical and occupational therapy as needed to improve independence and confidence using the prosthesis.

“The pediatric heart behind ChildServe always shines, but it has been most evident in our experience with prosthetics. The creativity and kid-specific approach that Laura takes is truly unmatched. Our child’s newest prosthetic leg has features we didn’t even know were options before meeting with Laura. These features have expanded our child’s tolerance of their leg and their functional progress in physical therapy! We’re so thankful for the prosthetics program at ChildServe.”

– Anonymous Parent

Our Team of Specialists

ChildServe employs a variety of healthcare professionals, including but not limited to the following positions:

Certified & Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist

Pediatric Physiatrist

Physical Therapist

Occupational Therapist


Medical Social Worker

Meet Laura

For ChildServe team member Laura Freeman, undergoing an amputation at a young age shaped her life – and her career path – in a major way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to receive Prosthetics services?

ChildServe’s Prosthetics program offers services to children and young adults (age infant-21) who have a limb loss or a limb difference.

How are referrals made?

Referrals can be made by calling 515-727-0276.

How are services authorized and funded?

Prosthetic services are funded through Iowa Medicaid, private insurance, or private pay. Services are authorized by the individual’s payor source and require a physician’s order, which ChildServe can help the family receive.

Where are services provided?

Prosthetic services are offered at ChildServe – Johnston, located at 5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa 50131.


When are services provided?

We schedule appointments during the following hours:

  • Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact Us!

ChildServe – Johnston

5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131

If you would like to make a referral to our Prosthetics program, or if you have additional questions, please call 515-727-0276.

ChildServe - Johnston


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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