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.

Ian Burford

Ian is an American Board for Certification (ABC) certified prosthetist and orthotist who was first exposed to Prosthetics and Orthotics by his grandfather who uses a transfemoral prosthesis. After graduating with his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering from Wichita State University, Ian went on to earn his AAS degree in Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology as well as his Master’s degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

 

Afterwards, he completed his Prosthetics research residency at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and his Orthotics residency at Ark Valley Orthotics & Prosthetics. Ian enjoys being able to be creative with hands-on fabrication while helping others regain their independence. His experience includes lower and upper extremity prosthetics, myoelectric componentry, Myopro orthoses, and pediatrics. In his free time, Ian enjoys traveling, baking, and learning new languages.

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

Bio coming soon…

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.

Orthotics/Bracing

The practitioners at Ark Valley have years of experience with all types of bracing. Orthotics are offered from head to toe for adults and pediatrics with multiple etiologies including: polio, myelomeningocele spina bifida, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, fracture bracing, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, low back pain, cervical spine injuries, baseball.pngdiabetes, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, knee ligament injury, plus many more. Our speciality lies in custom bracing. A mold is taken of the affected area, which is used to fabricate a brace directly to your shape. This gives you an optimal fit for support and comfort.