Katherine A. Wondra, OTD
Kate Wondra holds a doctorate degree in occupational therapy from Creighton University, Omaha, NE. She focused her doctoral fieldwork on hand therapy, honing her clinical skills in evaluating and treating pathology of the upper extremity. For her professional rotation, Ms. Wondra specialized in post-operative and conservative care at an orthopedic practice in Minnesota. Her duties included administering appropriate intake evaluations and assessments, implementing client-centered interventions, and managing care plans throughout discharge. She fabricated custom orthotics with various thermoplastic materials for multiple diagnoses and collaborated with orthopedic physicians to provide cohesive patient care. Ms. Wondra also created an evidence-based clinical practice guideline for extensor tendon repair in zones IV-VII.
Ms. Wondra earned her bachelor of science in therapeutic recreation from Winona State University in Winona, MN. After graduation, she spent three years working as a CTRS/Recreational Therapist for a non-profit in Anchorage. During this time, she facilitated therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports to people with physical and intellectual disabilities within the community, hospital rehabilitation units, after school programs, and the outdoors.
Ms. Wondra is excited to be back in Alaska, helping patients of all ages achieve their rehabilitation, athletic, and personal goals.
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy (2018)
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
- Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation (2012)
Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota
MEMERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS:
- American Occupational Therapy Association (AKOTA)
- Alaska Occupational Therapy Association (AKOTA)
- American Society of Hand Therapists
- Interactive Metronome Certified Provider
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