Heather is an ABC-certified prosthetist/orthotist for Hanger Clinic in Lafayette, Colorado.
As a clinician with more than 5 years of experience in the field, Heather specializes in pediatrics, lower extremity orthotic management, upper extremity orthotic management, new walkers, cranial asymmetries, sensory sensitivities, and complex lower extremity presentations. 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, complex lower extremity presentations, 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.
- Masters of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, 2017
- 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