Occupational Therapist
Assistive Technology Practitioner
Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist
Certified Worker’s Healthcare Provider
Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator

Bob was born and raised in Eastern Washington and graduated from Central Valley High School in 1987. After seeing first-hand the benefits of therapy with his grandfather following a stroke, he knew what he wanted to do for his career at the age of 14. Bob attended the University of Washington and earned his degree in Occupational Therapy in 1991.

Following graduation from occupational therapy school, Bob worked at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. While working with persons with spinal cord injuries and brain injuries, he developed experience and expertise in the use of unique methods and equipment to allow persons with injuries or disabilities to perform life activities. He specialized in providing “high tech” wheelchairs, home accessibility solutions and alternative access to computers and electronics. In 2001, he earned his certification as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP).

Bob joined the Summit Rehabilitation team in 2001. Building on his past experience, he turned his efforts to the injured worker population. He now coordinates our return to work therapy programs. Bob is certified in performing functional capacity evaluations, pre-work screening and job analysis. Bob is an expert in the application of technology for function in activities of daily living, mobility and work. He has completed extensive continuing education in workplace ergonomics and injury prevention. In 2007, he became a Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist (CEES). In 2014, Bob earned his certification as a Certified Worker’s Compensation Healthcare Provider (CWcHP). Bob enjoys working with employers in developing injury prevention and management programs.

Bob serves as the Director of Operations at Summit Rehabilitation Associates, overseeing the clinic operations.

Bob and his wife Donna reside in the Spokane Valley with their two children Travis and Ryan.

SPECIALTIES & INTERESTS
-ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living)
-Independent living and mobility skills
-Seating & Mobility (wheelchair evaluations)
-Computer Access (alternate keyboards/voice recognition)
-Electronic aides to daily living
-Home accessibility
-Ergonomics (office and industrial)
-Job analysis
-Job task/equipment design
-Onsite injury prevention/wellness
-ADA Reasonable Accommodation
-Work Injury Management Programs
-Orthopedic Occupational Therapy
-Neuro Occupational Therapy
-PGAP

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