McFarland Clinic

Calista Padilla, OTR/L

Accepting New Patients


Primary Clinic

West Ames Office

3600 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014

Location Details on West Ames Office

Patient Testimonials


Medical Interests

  • Hand therapy
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation of the hand
  • Hand and wrist fractures

Joined McFarland Clinic

January 2017

Education & Professional Certification


  • Registered Yoga Teacher
  • Rock blade practitioner


American Military University, Charles Town, WV

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; 2012

St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

  • Masters Occupational Therapy; 2016

Professional Societies

  • National Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Iowa Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Yoga Alliance 200-hr
  • Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

Understanding the Warrior’s Mind: Assisting Veterans in the Civilian World, AOTA National Conference 2017

The Impact of Yoga on Activity Patterns of Individuals with Sedentary Occupations, AOTA National Conference 2016

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons outdoors. You can find us camping, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, golfing, or hiking. We are working on visiting all National Parks within the contiguous US. So far, I have visited over 20 National Parks.

Community Involvement

  • Team Red, White, and Blue Des Moines Chapter Captain
  • Volunteer USA Climbing judge
  • Women Marine Corps Association
  • CarFit with Ames Police Department
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