Bob has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist since 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.

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. Bob enjoys working with employers in developing injury prevention and management programs.

Bob serves as Owner & President at Summit Rehabilitation Associates.

Specialties & Interest

  • 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

Education and Professional Certifications

  • Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy-University of Washington-1991
  • Certifies Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)-2001
  • Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist (CEES)-2007
  • Certified Worker’s Healthcare Provider (CWcHP)-2014
  • Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator (CFCE)-2003

Professional Affiliations

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Labor & Industries Board Member
  • Eastern Washington University Occupational Therapy Board Member

Personal Interests

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

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