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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Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore is the Office administer for Heartland O&P Winfield.

In this position, Rachel provides administrative duties to the office by handling patient intake, physician communication, and everything in between. Rachel is excited to be a part of the Heartland O&P team as it has been an eye-opening experience for her to witness the benefits of orthotic and prosthetic care every day. The enjoyment and overwhelming satisfaction she feels by helping others has been incredible.

Rachel joined our office staff in 2016. Prior to her position at Heartland O&P she held numerous management positions starting at a young age focusing on business and accounting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family which includes her two sons.

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Juana Burt

 

Juana Burt is the Office Administrative Assistant at Heartland O & P Manhattan. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Ashford. She is currently completing the prerequisites to apply for a Master’s of Science in a direct entry nursing program. Juana is an Army Veteran. She spent six years in the US Army, and deployed for 13 consecutive months to the Middle East. Most of her post military career has been spent in Office Management. Heartland O & P was the perfect fit for Juana. She is able to use her administrative skills, and education in healthcare to gain valuable experience, that she is able to take with her in the future. She utilizes the leadership skills she learned in the military and applies them to her everyday life. Thus, making her compassionate, fair, a quick learner, a self-starter, and a wonderful customer service representative. Juana is a wife and mother to two beautiful daughters, and a son who is away playing college football. Some of her hobbies include family outings, working out with her husband, reading, cooking, and attending sporting events. Roll Tide!

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