• About Occupational Therapy
  • Our Therapists
  • Therapy Protocols

Advanced Orthopedic Associates is proud to have onsite Occupational Therapy (OT) services.


What is an Occupational Therapist?

An Occupational Therapist helps people with a variety of diagnosis across the lifespan to help them participate in the things they want and need to be able to do to at home, work, school and sports (occupations).
 
What is a Hand Therapist?

A Hand Therapist provides rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder girdle. The practice combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity. Hand Therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations.
 
(Adapted from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC), revised definition and scope of practice, March 2009).

 

Common conditions treated (list is not all inclusive):

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Can see conservative & CTR post op
CMC Arthroplasties
Custom Splints and Orthotics
De Quervains
Dupuytren’s Release
Fractures – Joint Stiffness
Hand Wrist Pain
Lateral Epicondylitis
Medial Epicondylitis
Scar Management
Tendon Injuries
Arthritis – Can help with self-care management and adaptive equipment


Dana R. Mathia, OTR / L, CHT
 
Degree: B. S. Occupational Therapy – Cum Laude
Kansas Newman College
Wichita, Kansas

B. S. Biology
Friends University
Wichita, Kansas
 
Certifications: The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
ASTYM Certified
ERGOS Certified
Certified Hand Therapist
 
Clinic Days: Monday – Friday, following regular AOA office hours
To schedule call 316-631-1600



Donna E. Schmidt, OTR / L
 
Degree: Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
 
Certifications: The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
KOTA Member
ASTYM Certified
 
Clinic Days: Monday – Friday, following regular AOA office hours
To schedule call 316-631-1600

Xiaflex Injection- Post Op Care- Dupuytren’s Contracture- View HERE
Dupuytren’s Contracture- Post Op Care- View HERE
CMC Arthroplasty- Post Op Care- View HERE
Flexor Tendon Repair- Post Op Care- View HERE
CMC OA- Conservative Care- View Here
Submuscular Transpositon of the Ulnar Nerve- Post Op Care- View HERE