Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Repetitive Strain Injury is also known as Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS). These terms cover a group of separate disorders, all of which are related to repetitive trauma to the nervous and musculo-skeletal system.
The trauma can occur because of working for prolonged periods in a poor posture. It may be related to poor ergonomics or inefficient bio mechanics. An example would be over-use of the relatively small muscles of the wrist and forearm when performing heavy or repetitive lifting, while under-using the large stabilising or core muscles of the trunk. Although frequently referring to conditions of the arms, RSI can also occur in the lower limbs or trunk.
How We Can Help
At Free2Move we offer a customised treatment programme using a combination of Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates and / or Feldenkrais. This process begins with a comprehensive 40 minute individual assessment. We examine the bio mechanics of your movement, looking for possible underlying causes, or factors which may be aggravating your pain. Our aim is to promote independent self-management in the shortest possible time frame.
Many of our clients have computer based work and we frequently treat conditions such as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Tendonosis, De Quervain’s Syndrome, Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) and Trigger Finger.
We can also visit your workplace to perform ergonomic workstation assessments.