Heather Purks, OTR/L


  • 122 S Main Street, Almont, MI, 48003
  • 810-673-1071; Fax: 810-204-6126
  • hpurks@drsofpt.com


  • Certified Hand Therapist
  • NBCOT certified with a specialization in orthopedics
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Level One certified
  • Myofascial Decompression Level One certified
  • Graston Technique M1 certified
  • Concentrated education in static, static progressive, and dynamic orthoses for the distal upper extremity (elbow through hand)

About me

I have been a practicing therapist for over seven years with a concentration in orthopedics and hand therapy. I have had the opportunity to shadow hand specialists in office and surgery and continue to place value on building relationships for optimal communication and patient care. My mission is to ensure each patient receives individualized care and their concerns are being heard when they come to therapy.


  • Masters of Occupational Therapy, Saginaw Valley State University


I became interested in occupational therapy when I had the opportunity to shadow a hand therapist. I became so interested in the setting and never looked back! I enjoy many outdoor activities, such as paddleboarding, gardening, and taking long nature walks. I also keep active by taking barre classes. I love spending time with my friends and family and am looking forward to building relationships in the Almont and Lapeer communities.