Repetitive Strain Injury (Upper Extremity)

Repetitive Strain Injury (Upper Extremity)

– Prevention & Self Care –

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1 1/2 -Hour Presentation

 80% Seminar  –  20% Workshop

Many people suffer with upper extremity problems such as carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, numbness and tingling in the fingers.  This presentation will give you the tools you need to substantially reduce the risk of developing upper extremity problems by making subtle changes in your work and home life.  This presentation/workshop will give participants several ways to help prevent and treat upper extremity problems, as well as give them tools to reduce their symptoms.


This presentation /workshop covers:
  • Basic anatomy
  • Mechanism of repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Risk factors for RSIs
  • 10 things you should know about RSIs
  • Warning signs of RSIs
  • 22 ways to prevent RSIs
  • Workstation ergonomics
  • Reducing stress on the neck and shoulders at work and at home
  • Specific stretches for various RSIs such as carpal tunnel, tennis elbow etc.
  • Stretching handouts
  • Resource listing of Reminder Stretchware for your computer