Heather Willets, MPO, CPO

Clinician

Heather Willets, MPO, CPO

Clinician

Heather is an ABC-certified prosthetist/orthotist with a clinical focus in pediatrics. She holds a Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and has been with Hanger Clinic since 2017.

Heather’s professional background is in healthcare, including the rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. She is passionate about education for other practitioners and caregivers of the patients she treats, and is subsequently involved with the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists in research, writing, and speaking. She also volunteers her time with pediatric hippotherapy programs, adaptive pediatric wheelchair builds, and with adaptive sports clinics and competitions.

Heather focuses on pursuing functional and rehabilitative solutions through a combination of creativity and evidence-based practice. She is particularly passionate about sports medicine, the adaptive sports community, complex pediatric cases, and pediatric onset-diagnoses. She welcomes an interdisciplinary approach and is dedicated to keeping up-to-date on prosthetic and orthotic research in order to ensure the most optimized patient care possible. She regularly treats infants for cranial asymmetries and flattening, and enjoys establishing treatment plans for complex pediatric cases.

Education

  • Masters of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, 2017

Publications

  • Casting Considerations for the Pediatric Patient (2020), O&P EDGE
  • Sensory Processing Sensitivities: Pediatric Orthotic Considerations (2019), O&P EDGE
  • How Do Runners Who Utilize Running-Specific Prostheses Compare to Able-Bodied Runners in Step, Stride, and Velocity? (2017), The Academy Today

Clinic Locations


Lafayette Lafayette
300 Exempla Cir,
Suite 110
Lafayette, CO 80026
Fax: (303) 666-1302

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