Mission Physical Therapy Group is pleased to announce the addition of Certified Hand Therapist Shannon Colton, MS, OTL/R, CHT and her Hand Therapy Program to our San Luis Obispo County rehabilitation clinics.

Shannon Colton Certified Hand Therapist

Shannon has worked extensively with area physicians serving San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. She strives to provide superior upper extremity rehabilitation in a comfortable and approachable environment. Beginning full-time upper extremity rehabilitation in 2004, she received the HTCC Certification in Hand Therapy in 2009. Shannon has a long history of leadership, having been the Hand Therapy Director for multiple clinical facilities, as well as Adjunct Faculty at Maryville University. She has extensive experience in all upper extremity diagnoses, including major trauma, joint replacement and orthopedics, burns, replantation/transplantation, neuropathies, wound care, splinting/orthoses and pediatrics.

Why Hand Therapy?

Certified Hand Therapists (CHT’s) are either occupational or physical therapists who have highly specialized training in treating upper extremity conditions through advanced training, practice and board certification. Hand Therapists communicate intently, with patients, and their physicians, to provide personal, relevant, and the most current treatment techniques for conditions specific to each patient.

Appropriate Patients for Referral to Hand Therapy?

         Traumatic Injuries (Fracture, Dislocation, & Crush)

         Nerve Entrapment Disorders (CTS/TOS)

         Burn/Wound Care

         Amputation

         Repetitive Motion Syndromes

         Tendon & Nerve Injuries

         Dupuytren’s Contracture

         Arthritis & Post-Surgical

         CRPS

         Elbow & Forearm (Tendon Transfers, Epicondylitis

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Shannon Colton, at any of the three Mission Physical Therapy Group locations, or email her directly at handtherapy@missionphysicaltherapygroup.com.