Your success starts with a passion and love for living.

The Heartland Promise

Mission Statement

Your success story starts here!

We believe we can change the culture of orthotic and prosthetic care in Kansas through outcome measures, evidence based practice, innovative products, and patient centered care programs. We don't just deliver O&P devices; we offer a better life, function, and progress for those who utilize orthoses and prostheses.    

Outcome measures establish a base line function at the start of your comprehensive care plan. Then utilized again to track the progress and efficacy of the treatment plan.  

Evidence based practices are a set of established standards from past research, clinical experiences, and patient values.   

Patient centered care programs put the patients needs first. This includes listening, informing, and involving the patient in their choice of care.   

At Heartland O&P we keep the heart of our patients in mind through everything we do.  

Brandon L. Smith, CP, MSOP, BOCO

Hello, my name is Brandon L. Smith.  I am the Manhattan Heartland owner and I am the founder and CEO of Professional Orthotic & Prosthetic Services, LLC which is an O&P lab in Manhattan, KS.

I first learned this trade in the Army, where I served for 7.5 years. This is where I fell in love with what I do. I am a combat veteran and 100% disabled. I have a love and passion to help improve someone’s life. It’s important for me to do my best for each and every patient. I take great pride in what we do here and what we make.

I hold a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from UMASS Lowell (2015) and a Masters of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Baylor College of Medicine (2017). I have over 14 years experience in the field.

In my spare time, I enjoy bow hunting, fishing and hiking but most importantly, I enjoy quality time with my family. My wife and I have 3 daughters and a son.

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Tajia Knight

Tajia Knight joined Heartland O&P Inc, in 2013 as a Certified Mastectomy Fitter, Certified Therapeutic Shoe Fitter, and Office Manager Extraordinaire. Her natural awe-inspiring sense of customer service found her work in healthcare to be exceptional. Throughout her ten years in the O&P field, her ongoing interest in providing superior orthotic and prosthetic services, and education has equipped her to oversee Heartland O&P’s marketing, technology, financial and facilities management.

Tajia graduated from Dodge City High School in 1999, graduated from Dodge City Community College in 2002 with an Associates in Arts and Science. She then moved to Manhattan Kansas where she worked as a receptionist at a local O&P office while attending the university. She fell in love with the orthotics and prosthetic field. Tajia realized the difference she could make in others lives and decided to progress her passion for this field. She completed undergraduate studies at Kansas State University in Human Ecology/Sports Medicine in 2010.

Tajia has worked closely with multiple community volunteer groups and events including, American Cancer Society, Manhattan Senior Center, Coordinator of the College Avenue Methodist Church Manhattan Breast Cancer Support Group, and Coordinator of the Manhattan Amputee One Foot Forward support/social group.

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Wade Honey

Wade Honey is the Marketing Manager for Heartland O & P and is a retired nurse after a varied career of 17 years.  He currently is a househusband and Dad to two grown children and two well-behaved cats. His interest in the orthotic and prosthetic field is a very personal one—Wade is a double amputee himself for 8 years now, and his history of caregiving spurs him on to educate and inspire other amputees and members of the community. Wade has been involved in the Manhattan One Foot Forward amputee support and social group and has functioned as a peer visitor to amputees at different stages of the surgical and recovery process, offering them hope for a return to their lives without restrictions. His goal is to market the Heartland O&P name to other providers locally and to grow the business into the premier orthotic and prosthetic provider in the area. In his spare time Wade likes to bake cookies and other goodies and has been involved in social and political activism in the area with the Flint Hills Human Rights Project and the First Congregational United Church of Christ. 

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Our Community Involvement -- Flint Hills Foster Teen Camp

Flint Hills Foster Teen Camps Fundraising Banquet February 23, 2019

We're excited as an organization to support FHFTC. Their history of helping foster children across the state grow and evolve in their lives touched us in many ways, so we made the easy decision to support them by attending their fundraising banquet, An Evening of Hope, on February 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. We are looking forward to spending an evening with them and other honored guests! There will be a great meal, an auction, and other speakers and fun offerings. We hope their event is a great success! Check our Facebook page, Heartland O & P Inc. to find out how the evening went in the days following the banquet!

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Bowl for Dana

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Clay County Medical Center Community Health Fair

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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We are fortunate to have been invited to participate in the Clay County Medical Center Community Health Fair! We will be there with a table on May 18th. Please come out and support the community and learn more about medical and health services in our surrounding area!


**A Great Time was had by Wade and Danielle, who attended the Health Fair and talked to all the guests and vendors there! We had a bean bag game for the kids and gave away a My Life doll with a really cool prosthetic leg. We also handed out a lot of pens to people and shared information about orthotics and prosthetics. We're really anxious for next year's health fair!!