Heather Taft


Heather was born and raised on a family dairy farm in rural Vermont participating in 4-H and other community-based agriculture activities. She completed both a Bachelors of Health Science/Pre-Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2015 and a Masters of Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Hartford in 2017. During her time at University, Heather completed multiple technical and clinical rotations developing both fabrication and patient skills. Heather was also an active member of her school community as a Lower Limb Orthotics Teaching Assistant, a member of a research team which focused on validating clinical outcome measures, and a physics tutor for undergraduate students.

Heather completed her clinical residency in Portland, Maine working with a wide variety of patients ranging from newborn babies to 95-year-old veterans. During her time in Portland, she co-led a large amputee support group as well as participated in and organized community-based activities including adaptive skiing, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, and tennis. Heather has also participated twice in Camp No Limits, a camp for children with limb-differences. She believes aiding community rehabilitation for her patients is a vital role in our industry and takes an active part in this. Heather has experience working in private clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and schools. In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her dog.

Education and Credentials

  • American Board Certification in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences/Pre-Prosthetics and Orthotic from University of Hartford
  • Master of Science, Orthotics and Prosthetics from University of Hartford
  • NCOPE Residency completed

Special Certifications:

  • C-Leg 3rd Generation
  • C-Leg 4th Generation
  • X3/Genium
  • Harmony Vacuum Management System

Memberships and Associations

Member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists