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Heather Simpson, OTR/L

Heather Simpson graduated with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Early Education from the University of Florida in 2007. Following her Bachelor’s degree, Heather received a Master’s in Occupational Therapy, in 2009, from the University of Florida. Since completion of graduate school, she has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient neurology, inpatient physical rehabilitation and pediatric rehab. Currently, Heather splits her time between Shands Rehab at UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration and Shands Rehab for Kids at Magnolia Parke.
Heather provides occupational therapy evaluations and treatment for patients seen in the Ataxia clinic and Muscular Dystrophy clinics. She also evaluates and treats a variety of other movement disorders diagnoses including Parkinson’s, Parkinsonisms, Dystonia, Essential Tremor and Tics/Tourette’s Syndrome.
Heather has received specialized training for LSVT BIG ® and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).

2021 Parkinson’s Symposium On-Demand

Earlier this year, UF Health and the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases hosted its annual Parkinson’s Symposium virtually for the first time ever. Many thanks to our speakers, participants and the Parkinson’s Foundation sponsor who supported this program. For those who missed the program, we…

2021 Tourette Awareness Month Activities

May 15 – June 15, 2021 Join the Tourette Association, the North Central Florida Support Group and the UF Health Fixel Institute for Neurological Disorders in supporting the mission to…

Tourette Virtual Conference

The Tourette Association of America (TAA) is excited to host their second annual Virtual Conference on May 14 – 16, 2021. This three-day free event focuses on Working Together and Living Better, providing numerous web-based educational sessions for the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder…

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day.  This year, the Parkinson’s disease (PD) support organizations across the country want to raise awareness about PD and all of the available resources they have developed to make life better for people living with…

19th Annual Parkinson’s Symposium

Virtual- April 10, 2021 19th Annual Parkinson's Symposium Join us this year for our 19th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium in for Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Providers. This year, the program…

Romance and Intimacy in Parkinson’s Disease

February is known as the month of love.  With the popular holiday, Valentine’s day, this month often encourages people to express their love for their loved ones and reminds romantic partners to re-focus on their relationships. However, research shows that a diagnosis of a neurodegenerative condition, such as Parkinson’s disease…

Caregivers Digest January 2021

Creating New Year’s resolutions is a long-standing tradition for many. Often, these resolutions are aimed at doing something better to become more happier like giving up an unhealthy habit or trying to exercise more. This January, we encourage caregivers and care partners to loved ones with Parkinson’s disease…