Bobby Blair, MOT, OTR/L, CHT Certified Hand Therapist
Specialization: Certified Hand Therapist, Post-Surgical Rehabilitation, Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Custom Orthotics, Graston Technique, Ergonomics
Bobby is a Certified Hand Therapist and passionate about the intricacies of the hand and its impact on function. He was first exposed to the importance of protecting one’s hands when employed as a meat cutter, quickly realizing how life can be thrown upside down after a hand injury. Later, during his time as a volunteer at the VA Medical Center Hand Clinic, he became enamored by the juxtaposition of art and science in Occupational Therapy. He went on to earn his Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida. He has experience in a variety of settings including inpatient neuro-rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and acute care, before having the opportunity to specialize in the treatment of the hand.
Bobby prides himself in individualized post-surgical rehabilitation while working closely with Hand Surgeons. As an Occupational Therapist, he believes in a holistic approach to therapy, as it’s never “just” a hand injury. It is important to him to recognize the interconnection of the brain and hand, and how this relates to pain and function. A natural problem solver, he collaborates with patents to tackle functional challenges from multiple angles. He is especially passionate about custom orthosis design.
In his free time, he enjoys gardening, woodworking, fermentation, and the never-ending pursuit of home improvement. Be sure to ask him about the time he had a pet raccoon.