toward relieving/preventing the symptoms of RSI. Due to this abrasion, tendons become inflamed, and begin to pinch neighboring nerves. The focus of this program is to stretch overly tight muscles, and strengthen weak ones. The screen should be about 15-25 inches from your eyes. You might want to contact an attorney before going through such an exam. In general, eliminate unnecessary computer use from your life. You may not even be aware of these changes.
What is Repetitive Stress Injuries
Deborah Quilter maintains an RSI website (see below). If you don't think you are able to spare the time or money to implement these ideas, think again. In addition to typing and mousing, writing can add significant strain to your hands. Nolos Disability Site for information on these types of claims. If you use a laptop, you will find it is vitually impossible to use good posture. I find yoga and Pilates especially helpful. Then move to a new spot and repeat. What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge? I believe that your posture at your workstation is the most important factor in determining your risk for RSI. Wheels are also nice, if you have a carpeted floor, although wheels on a wooden floor may slide around too much. In general, your doctor/therapist should prescribe treatment that focuses on the cause of your symptoms, rather than the symptoms themselves.