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Upper Extremity Program

Total Physio is a proud supporter of the Program of Care for Upper Extremity Injuries through WSIB.

The Program of Care for Upper Extremity Injuries is an evidence-based health care delivery plan that describes treatments shown to be effective for workers diagnosed with a rotator cuff pathology or lateral epicondylitis or carpal tunnel syndrome. It was developed in collaboration with health professionals, worker and employer representatives and the WSIB

What does the program include?

Rotator Cuff Pathology includes the following work-related injuries to the shoulder:

  • Minor tears of the rotator cuff tendons caused by vascular, traumatic or degenerative factors or a combination thereof;
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Bursititis of the shoulder

Lateral Epicondylitis is defined as an inflammation of the common origin of the extensor muscles of the wrist and hand.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the neuropathy caused by compression of the median nerve within the wrist canal. Clinical features include numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle fingers and, in advanced cases, muscle wasting and weakness.

What is the program's focus?

For all three injuries the Program of Care consists of:

  • Assessment for treatment planning
  • Delivery of evidence-based interventions
  • Identification and monitoring of red and yellow flags throughout the POC
  • Timely reporting/communication with the WSIB, employers, workers and treating health professionals
  • Outcome measurement using the QuickDASH©
  • Common forms including the Initial Assessment Form and Care and Outcomes Summary Form

All information above has been taken from the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board website. For more information on this Program of Care, please visit: www.wsib.on.ca


**Please note, in order to receive treatment covered through WSIB, you must have a claim number that has been approved for healthcare services available through our clinics. We will use your claim number to bill WSIB for your treatments.