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Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, The Ohio State University, 2009
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Ohio University, 2012

Experience and Interests

Heather started practicing outpatient orthopedics in 2012. She spent nearly five years specializing in orthopedic conditions, vestibular interventions and manual therapy. She joined The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in November 2016 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing developmentally friendly care to premature and medically complex infants. She focuses on working with infants’ families to build their confidence in handling and caring for their fragile infants as well as bonding with their newborns.

Heather is General Movement Assessment-certified, which provides her with the assessment skills to detect developmental delays, such as cerebral palsy, early on in an infant’s life. She is member of various evidence-based interdisciplinary committees, with emphasis on improving the developmental outcome of our infants. Heather is an active member of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists and completed their 15-month IGNITE training course, which provides her a network of clinicians working in this setting and up-to-date research on our practice techniques. Heather enjoys working with Ohio State’s School of Physical Therapy to provide tours and education to students on the role of the PT in the NICU.

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