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- Introduction – What is RSI & theory in a nutshell
- Prognosis, diagnosis, classification of RSI syndromes
- Therapy, ergonomics, treatment recommendations
- Organized prevention, setting up your workstation
“It’s Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!” RSI Theory and Therapy for Computer Professionals”
Practical Solutions to Save You From World of Pain
Not everything is CTS & having entered to modern age & facing its intense use of computers means that Repetitive Strain Injury is imminent. It affects almost all of us, what differs is only the matter of degree.
“It’s Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!” RSI Theory and Therapy for Computer Professionals can save you from world of pain
offering computer users who suffer from repetitive strain injury (RSI) an effective program for self-care.
It explains the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of RSIs and also addresses the often-overlooked root causes of RSIs.
This holistic program treats the entire upper body with ergonomics, exercise, and hands-on therapy, increasing the
likelihood that surgery and drugs may be avoided.
Learn what RSI is & gain understanding into how it affect our forearms & fingers. Aching, burning, then pins & needles followed by numbness – The result of having muscles in consant, unnatural state of tension, having
fibrous knots of of tissue accumulated on the nerves that go to your fingers.
Surgery can be temporary fix but after couple of months same symptoms likely return. Understanding ergonomics, how to set up your working station, alleviate pain by releaving tensions from overused muscles as well as doing exercises to bring balance can be key. Getting control over your habits is a way to solve these painful problems for you
Prognosis, diagnosis & classification of RSI syndromes to help you to gain understanding what you are up against. Followed by therapy options, ergonomis & treatment recommendations.
With this knowledge you can proceed with organized prevention to set up your workstations in a functional way that prevents further symptoms. Better posture, healthier habits, less pain, RSI can be healed.
Repetitive Strain Injury is a vicious cicle starting with root causes like working in one position for years – Millions of repetitions, intensity, aging & loss of tissure resilience. As well as personality, your unique physicology & anatomy affecting ergonomics.
In turn it will lead to initial results of RSI which can be fatigue, slouching posture, muscle tension & chest compression.
Ongoing inital symptoms will cause secondary symptoms down the road – Imflammation & swelling, abrasion & irritation, loss of sleep & nerve entrampment. Permanent overloading & compensation. What’s even worse, in return all of this will cause initial results of RSI all over again. That’s the vicious cicle of Repetitive Strain Injury.
In sustained state, third set of symptoms will arise that are pain, numbness, anxiety & depression. With a little bit of know-how this loop can be broken. RSI can be healed, & even in most difficult of cases at least bring it down to tolarable level.
There’s an extensive list of helpful tricks for adapting living with RSI – various kinds of physical & occupational therapy treatments, acupuncture, stretching, vitamins & nutrition, relaxation techniques, deep tissue massage & guided visualization
Sounds like intimidating task yet it can be brought down to clear, manageable definitions, providing your with information on the psychological ramifications of RSI & how to handle both time off from work & when returning to the office.
About the Author
Suparna Damany, MSPT, is a certified hand therapist and certified ergonomic assessment specialist. She lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Jack Bell is a journalist and the author of Computers Stink. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Publisher: Simax (April 1 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback: 234 pages
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.27 x 22.86 cm