Hand Therapy

Our hand therapists provide specialized rehabilitation of the upper limb including the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder following injury, disease or surgery. Our hand therapists work closely with you and your doctor to design a program to help you live life as fully as possible.
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Hand Therapy

Whether you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in your elbows, shoulders, and hands, our experienced hand therapists at Sisu Therapies in Windsor are here to help! We create personalized treatment plans based on our personal needs through hand therapy, elbow therapy, shoulder therapy, and more. 

Our hand specialist at our Windsor physical therapy clinic is Lisa Buckner, OTR/L, CHT (Occupational Therapist Registered/Certified Hand Therapist). 

Learn more about the hand physical therapy services we offer, and request an appointment today. 

Why Choose Sisu Therapies in Windsor?

At Sisu Therapies, we offer a dynamic and holistic approach when it comes to physical therapy to allow our patients to return back to healthier, active lifestyles. Here are a few of the many reasons why so many patients choose Sisu Therapies in Windsor as their preferred physical therapy clinic: 

  • We provide physical therapy services through evidence-based techniques
  • Treatments are customized to meet each patient’s needs
  • We take a holistic approach to promote overall well-being
  • We accept a variety of insurance plans
  • We provide telehealth services
  • And more

If you’re in need of hand physical therapy, tennis elbow physical therapy, physical therapy for shoulder pain, or any other kind of physical therapy services to improve the function and comfort of an upper limb, our hand therapists are here for you. Request an appointment today to get started.

Physical Therapy Services We Offer In Windsor

Seeing as we specialize in the rehabilitation of the upper limb, we are able to treat a wide variety of conditions, including: 

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis 
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (RSD) 
  • Dupuytren's contracture 
  • Traumatic injury of tendons, ligaments, nerves, joints, and bones 
  • Cumulative trauma disorders, such as:
    • Tendonitis
    • Tenosynovitis
    • Nerve compressions
    • Pain syndromes 
  • Peripheral nerve injuries 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • Trigger finger 
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Tennis and Golfer's Elbow
  • Post Surgery
  • And much more

In addition to the different upper limb conditions we treat, we also provide a variety of programs and services to help rehabilitate our patients, including:

  • Custom splinting for sports injuries, including:
    • Overhead throwing (baseball/softball)
    • Lateral epicondylitis (golfer's/tennis elbow)
    • And more
  • Exercise for range of motion and strengthening
  • Sensory re-education
  • Pain management 
  • Ergonomics education
  • Training to modify daily activities
  • Swelling control 
  • Wound and scar management
  • Work simulation
  • Manual Therapy

Our certified hand therapists at Sisu Therapies have passed comprehensive tests of advanced skills and theory in upper-quarter rehabilitation, ensuring that you are truly in the best hands possible. Additionally, they are required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by re-certifying every five years, so you can rest assured that the best techniques and technology are being used during your hand physical therapy session. Contact us today to learn more about our services and pricing. 

Upper Limb Injuries and Conditions We Treat at Our Physical Therapy Clinic In Windsor

At Sisu Therapies, our hand therapists are able to treat a wide variety of upper limb injuries and conditions, ranging from the hands, elbows, and shoulders. Listed below are a few of the most common conditions we treat, as well as an overview of what the treatment entails.

Physical Therapy for Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition of the upper extremity, and is known as the most common nerve compression to occur in the body. Approximately 3% of the population is affected by this syndrome, and its symptoms can widely affect a person’s daily life. Here are a few of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness or pain in the thumb, index, and/or middle fingers of the hand

Did you know carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common causes of work time lost in the United States? That’s why it’s so important to receive an accurate diagnosis and receive physical therapy for carpal tunnel as soon as you notice symptoms. We treat carpal tunnel syndrome in a variety of ways depending on the patient, including the use of an orthosis to support your wrist, nerve or tendon gliding, and more. Request an appointment today to receive a customized plan to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome effectively. 

Overhead Sports Injuries 

From SLAP tears to shoulder instability, rotator cuff injuries, and more, we treat a variety of these overhead sports injuries. If you notice that you don’t have as much power as usual when throwing a baseball, hitting a volleyball, or returning a serve in tennis, that is a sign that you might be experiencing an overhead sports injury. We recommend requesting an appointment with our experts at Sisu Therapies to assess the injury and create a treatment plan that is personalized to you so you can get back to your active lifestyle, pain-free.

Tennis Elbow Physical Therapy

Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow, is when the muscles in the forearm that attach to the elbow become inflamed. When this occurs, patients typically experience minor tears in the tendon, causing discomfort and pain. So, what causes tennis elbow? Generally speaking, tennis elbow is caused by the overuse of the tendon that is affected. Common symptoms include the elbow aching or feeling a burning sensation outside of the elbow itself. 

To treat tennis elbow, there is the option of over-the-counter pain medication, as well as tennis elbow physical therapy. This includes resting, icing, compressing, and elevating the affected elbow, as well as gentle exercises to strengthen the muscles surrounding the elbow. Here are a few common exercises that are completed during tennis elbow physical therapy: 

  • Fist Clench
  • Dumbbell Supination
  • Wrist Extensions and Flexions

If you are in need of tennis elbow physical therapy, please contact our Sisu Therapies team today. We will create a treatment plan to help alleviate your pain and promote a healthier, more active lifestyle moving forward.

 

Schedule A Hand Therapy Appointment With Sisu Therapies Today

Our highly trained hand therapists at Sisu Therapies in Windsor are here to help treat and rehabilitate your upper limb conditions. For more information about our services and pricing, please contact us today.