Stop Repeating Yourself!

A repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a blanket term used to describe more than 20 disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and bursitis. RSI’s can affect anyone involved in work that requires frequent repetitive motion of their arms or hands. It is more likely to happen if these movements are combined with awkward posture and/or excessive force in work or leisure activities. Many of these injuries can be prevented with improved work habits and posture (ergonomics).

People suffering from a RSI’s may notice numbness, tingling, sharp pain, dull aches, weakness, loss of grip strength and restricted mobility in the affected joints. In its severest form, RSI can render people incapable of carrying out even simple tasks, at home and at work. While most cases of RSI are treatable, it can recur and may become chronic without appropriate management. Our physiotherapists have taken specialized courses in Ergonomics and in the prevention and treatment of RSI’s.