Introducing Lisa Buckner, OTR/L, CHT

Wednesday July 21, 2021

Introducing Lisa Buckner, OTR/L, CHT

Welcome Lisa Buckner, OTR, CHT

LIsa Buckner

Lisa Buckner is our newest member to join the Sisu staff. Lisa is an occupational therapist and a certified hand therapist. She comes to us with 25 years of experience in the OT arena specializing in hand and upper extremity therapy, post-surgery recovery, custom splinting and sports related injuries.


A little about me


How I spend my free time

The outdoors is where I like to spend my time. My husband and I spend time camping, mountain biking, paddle boarding, and skiing. When not doing those activities, I enjoy traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Passions of mine

Staying fit and healthy is important to me. I seek out challenges that are new and love to tinker in creative outlets. I just recently took up banjo playing.

What others are saying

Lisa listens to her patients concerns and helps them work to achieve their goals whatever they might be. She always has great tricks for adapting everyday activities. She uses custom splinting to assist in healing and recovery.

Areas of special interest

Hand and upper extremity, post-surgery recovery, custom splinting, sports related injuries


  • BS in Kinesiology, University of Colorado (1990)
  • BS in Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University (1995)


What is an occupational therapist?

An occupational therapist focuses treatment on things that are keeping an individual from performing daily tasks and work requirements. Your occupational is everything you need to do during a day’s activities.


What is a certified hand therapist?

An OT or a PT, with advanced training and experience, that is involved with treatment of those with hand and upper extremity conditions.


What does hand therapy involve?

The treatment of any condition involving the hand, wrist, arm or shoulder. Conditions are injury or chronic and require therapeutic assistance to return to daily function.


What conditions would I see a hand therapist for?

Chronic conditions such as but not limited to:



Congenital issues

Joint problems



Injury related conditions

Post- surgical conditions

Custom splinting

Adaptive equipment recommendations

Joint protection techniques