Bobby Leaber, CPO
ABC Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist
- Types of Certifications: B. S. in Microbiology from LSU - 1991
B.S. Prosthetics and Orthotics University of Washington – 1996
Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics – 1998
Bobby has been practicing as a Prosthetist/Orthotist since 1996 after gaining a bachelor’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the University of Washington. He completed his prosthetic residency training in Greensboro, NC at Central Prosthetics and Orthotics and his orthotic residency training at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fl. In 1998, Bobby received his ABC certification in prosthetics.
He started Adaptive Prosthetics and Orthotics, LLC in 1998 to bring the many recent advancements and techniques in prosthetics and orthotics to southern Louisiana. In 2002, Bobby became ABC certified in orthotics and Adaptive opened an office in Houma, La. The company moved to its current location behind Terrebonne General Medical Center on 808 Belanger Street in 2010.
Bobby has been on the forefront of education, technology, and product development. In 2001 Bobby began developing the 4SN1(Four Systems in One) prosthetic components to benefit patients and practitioners. With the 4SN1 components, prosthetists can now switch socket systems without remaking the socket. This improves patient outcomes and saves money. Bobby fit his first Otto Bock C-Leg microprocessor knee unit in 2004 on a trip with a patient to Minneapolis, Mn. He fit the first Plié microprocessor knee and I-Limb Pulse myoelectric hand in Louisiana. Adaptive is now an approved residency site where students can come to get advanced clinical training.
Bobby is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and sits on the Rehabilitation Advisory Board at Terrebonne General Medical Center. In his spare time, he coaches soccer and sits on the Houma Terrebonne Soccer Association’s board of directors.