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Ark Valley Orthotics and Prosthetics is a locally owned and operated company dedicated to providing the finest, most comprehensive care for you, the patient. We are constantly upgrading our skills and educating ourselves in the newest methods and technologies available to better serve you. Our goal is to provide items and services that have a positive impact on people’s lives.

Our Team

Jason Tanner

Jason graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a degree in Prosthetics/Orthotics. He then completed a two year residency at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He served seven years as a facility manager for Becker Orthopedic at a level one trauma center in Detroit, Michigan.

 

His Orthotic and Prosthetic experience in the Wichita area is unmatched with extensive experience in lower extremity prosthetics, pediatrics, trauma, scoliosis, and neurological etiologies. He is a published author in the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO) and is trained, certified and experienced in the most updated technology available for Orthotics and Prosthetics. Presently, he is a board examiner for the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics.

Kristi Church

Kristi started her journey with us in 2015. She enjoys the interaction with the patients and helping their experience here at AVOP be the best it could possibly be. Kristi’s main focus is insurance and billing. She enjoys the challenge of working with the many insurance companies and making the billing as painless for our patients as possible. If you have any questions about insurance coverage or billing questions, please give her a call.

David Gonzalez

David has been an orthotic and prosthetic technician for more than five years. He is dedicated to perfecting the details of every orthosis and prosthesis that he fabricates. David is proud to be part of an occupation that allows him to make a difference within his community and is enthusiastic about pursuing further education for his career.

Emily Stewart

Emily joined Ark Valley in November 2019. She is new to the medical profession and comes to us from Southeast Kansas where she worked in information technology. When you phone, you will likely speak with Emily who does most of the scheduling. Her additional duties include shipping and receiving, maintaining inventory, ensuring all of the patients items are ready for their appointments and placing patients in rooms. She finds her work rewarding, knowing that she is helping to make a difference in people’s lives and enjoys getting to know the patients.

Laura Dixon

Laura was born and raised in Wichita and is excited to serve in her community. She is currently studying to become Ark Valley’s first certified orthotic and prosthetic assistant. She is new to O & P but has been in the medical field for several years. Her exposure from working in physical therapy gives her an advantage when helping our patients. She loves having the opportunity to improve our patients quality of life while also getting to express her creativity.

Patient Services

At our facility, care is taken to provide friendly and informative service to meet your needs. Our practitioners have years of experience to meet each of your orthotic or prosthetic needs. Our specialties are in custom bracing and both upper and lower extremity prosthetics. Whatever your previous experience, we may offer something new to you that has not been presented by other facilities. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your goals.

Lower Extremity Prosthetics

At your first appointment, time will be taken to evaluate your limb and the goals that you wish to achieve with your new prosthesis. Your practitioner will discuss with you pro’s and con’s of several different options to help focus on your specific needs based on the latest technology available. This may include several different components, which can each be tested during the fitting process. Your leg configuration should not be determined solely by your prosthetist, but also with your input as the patient. We seek to achieve 100 percent satisfaction.

Upper Extremity Prosthetics

Prosthetic Arms have significantly advanced in technology due to the increase in veterans with upper extremity amputations. Government funding has provided a catalyst for research that is leading to new surgical techniques, better cosmoses, and increased degrees of motions offered with prosthetic limbs. Whether you are a long time user and want repairs or replacement of what you have or are a new amputee and are looking for the latest technology, all of this is offered at our facility.