Brian Knutsen was born and raised in Fairhaven, MA. He graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1992 and graduated from Quinnipiac University in 1996. He initiated his training in upper extremity rehabilitation at the West Los Angeles Veterans' Center in 1995 during a twelve week clinical affiliation. Clinical training was completed at St. Luke's Hospital's Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic in Dartmouth MA in 1996. Brian then worked as a hand specialist at various SouthCoast Hospitals Group sites from December 1996 until December 2005.

Brian developed the hand therapy program at Tobey Hospital's Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic and was the clinical resource specialist for Tobey and St. Luke's Hospitals from 2003 until founding Buzzards Bay Hand Therapy, LLC.  He became a certified hand therapist in 2004. Over the past seventeen years, Brian has developed a close relationship with area physicians and other health care providers and has treated a wide variety of upper extremity conditions. His goal is to provide his patients with the best possible care in a quiet, personal environment.