Heidi Wills is a Certified Hand Therapist and a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience in physical rehab of the upper extremities and industrial rehab. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University and passed the National Board exam for Certification in Occupational Therapy in 2000. She went on to mentor with upper limb surgeons and therapists throughout the United States and earned a second board certification from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission in 2009.
HEIDI WILLS, OTR/L, CHT
Heidi grew up on the Great Lakes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Coming from a humble paper mill town, she wanted to see more of the country and found a solution in becoming a traveling hand therapist.
During Heidi's travels, she realized her love for camping, caving and rock climbing. She settled into Wyoming's industrial Northeast for a decade, working with hand, arm and shoulder trauma sustained in the coal mines, oil fields and rodeo. While there she focused on 3 main goals:
- becoming a Certified Hand Therapist
- competitive fitness
- experiencing as many of the world's cultures as possible
Now she's rooted down between Medford and Jacksonville, with her partner and his two teenage daughters. When she's not helping people feel better, Heidi enjoys gardening, reading, raising chickens and keeping up on the latest in hand therapy research. She still loves to travel. In addition to her stateside journeys, she has visited England, Scotland, Portugal, Spain, Canada, Guatemala and Belize. Her favorite part of traveling is spending time exploring with locals and learning regional history.