Join us in celebrating National Occupational Therapy Month with Heather Stanford!
We are very pleased to have Heather with us at Encore! She has been an Occupational Therapist for 25 years and with Encore for 16 years. She is from the Priceville/ Decatur area and currently lives in Hartselle with her husband, Patrick. Heather is a Clinician at the Hartselle and Athens Encore clinics and the Assistant Clinic Director at Encore Rehabilitation-Athens.
Heather earned her B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy at The University of Alabama in Birmingham. Throughout her career, she has treated adults and adolescents with neurological and orthopedic injuries involving the upper extremities and hand. Her skills include evaluation, establishment of plan of care, treatment and custom splint fabrication.
Heather is certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations and Impairment Ratings, as well as performing Post-Employment Job Screenings and Ergonomic Assessments.
In addition to providing care, Heather serves as a Clinical Instructor for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants from various OT programs throughout Alabama and Tennessee.
Heather enjoys her career in Occupational Therapy, particularly the outpatient setting. Her patients show fast results and motivation to return to their prior level of function in their daily lives.
Heather and her husband, Patrick, have 3 children.
Thank you for all you do, Heather!