Chris Bocker , OTR/L
Neurorehabilitation, Post Concussion, Hand Therapy, Nerve Entrapment Syndromes
Christopher Bocker is a board-certified Occupational Therapist, educated at the University of Puget Sound, the University of Montana, and St. Joseph’s University.
Chris became interested in musculoskeletal function, bio-mechanics and neurology of movement as a research assistant at the University of Montana’s Flight Lab. Through a National Science Foundation research grant, Chris studied the neuromuscular control of flight and the kinematics and aerodynamics of wing and tail function in birds.
As a musician, Chris developed specific interest in the bio-mechanics, dexterity and neuromuscular function of the upper extremity, the hand and cervical and thoracic spine.
For the last 24 years, Chris has specialized in neurorehabilitation. He has developed expertise in central and peripheral nervous system disorders including spine and brain injuries, as well as musculoskeletal injuries of the upper extremity, including nerve entrapment syndromes, repetitive strain dysfunctions and hand injuries.
Chris has extensive experience in helping clients with chronic pain management, post concussive syndrome, ergonomics and return to work issues, strength and functional endurance deficits, and balance re-training. Utilizing a holistic approach, he employs evidence-based therapy and patient education to ensure long lasting therapeutic outcomes.