Congratulations to Rebecca Storey, Occupational Therapist, our August Therapist of the Month!
Rebecca provides occupational therapy and hand therapy at our Tulsa campus. She also recently started offering hand therapy at our Owasso clinic. She earned her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Texas Women’s University in 2010, and before that time, she had been working as a certified occupational therapy assistant since 2002. She has been providing occupational therapy in a number of settings, including home health, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient clinics, for 17 years now! We have been lucky to have her at Tulsa Bone & Joint for 2 years.
Rebecca is Matheson trained in functional capacity, work conditioning, and on-site job analysis. She is also trained in Graston technique and has completed courses through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine.
In her free time, Rebecca loves road cycling, riding motorcycles, going to the lake, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She loves working with and meeting new people and watching them improve from trauma or injuries. She graduated from Owasso High School in 1995, grew up there, and still lives there close to her parents and family. Rebecca recently returned from an amazing 10-day wine tasting tour of Italy.
We’re lucky to have Rebecca! Thank you for all you do!
Our Tulsa Bone & Joint Doctor of the Month for August is Richard Thomas, MD. Dr. Thomas is a renowned spine surgeon who sees patients at both our Tulsa and Stillwater locations.
Dr. Thomas completed his fellowship in Orthopedic Spine from the Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center in Denver. He is board certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His residency in Orthopedic Surgery was through the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and he also completed medical school at the OU College of Medicine.
We’re grateful to have Dr. Thomas as a part of our team! To learn more about Dr. Thomas, click here.
Have you recently had a hip or knee surgery and are worried about making it through TSA with the new metal plate in your body?
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons has created an excellent video that shows you the one thing you need to know to make it through security.
Our July Doctor of the Month is Wesley M. Stotler, DO. Dr. Stotler completed a Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery from the Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center in Pontiac, Michigan in 2002.
Dr. Stotler’s residency was in Orthopedic Surgery through Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also earned his DO through OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (thus the orange tie!).
There’s more OSU to this story… even Dr. Stotler’s bachelor’s degree in health sciences was from OSU. Additionally, he is a clinical instructor for the OSU Tulsa Orthopedic Residency program.
Dr. Stotler provides exceptional foot and ankle treatment to both OSU and OU fans alike.
We are lucky to have him as an important part of our team at Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates!
Our PT of the month is Tonya Ridley! Tonya has been a Physical Therapist with Tulsa Bone & Joint since our beginnings, going to work with Tulsa Bone & Joint doctors when she finished school 17 years ago. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2002. She has certifications in ASTYM, Dry Needling, Blood Flow Restriction Therapy, and Kinesio tape certified. Her specialty is treating hip labral issues, and she has worked with our physicians to improve the rehab process after this particular surgery.
Tonya is a native to the Bixby area and enjoys living in a small town. She has two children who are active in baseball and softball, so they spend many hours at the ballpark. When they don’t have tournaments, they love to camp, go to the lake, and enjoy time outdoors!
When asked what she loves about being a PT, Tonya says, “Patients have a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences, and I love helping them achieve their personal goals!”
Congratulations, Tonya! Thank you for all you do!