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• Dr. Michael Blair PT, DPT, CSCS, CF-L2, USAW-L1, is joining the team at Simply Physio, 11 Loudon Road, Suite 102, Farragut. A certified strength and conditioning specialist, he helps people with a variety of conditions get back to their active lifestyles with the exercises and tools they need to feel better. Additionally, Blair has a focus of manual therapy techniques and specific functional movement exercise progressions to improve his patient care.

Before graduating with his doctorate degree in physical therapy from South College, Blair gained experience as a fitness trainer, specializing in functional fitness and sports rehab. He also is a veteran, having served 10 years in the U.S. Army including two overseas deployments and achieving the rank of captain with positions that include company commander, search and rescue team leader and Task Force Operations Plans officer.

Also, Blair is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, a USAW Level 1 weightlifting coach and an emergency medical responder for Acute Athletic Injury and Illness.