What our patient’s say…
“Bob Griffiths was the only person who was able to fix my painful wrists. I thought I would to have to put up with the pain until I received brilliant treatment from him. I can now work 5 days a week without pain, thank you for making such a difference to my life” Anne Beatty, Secretary
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
RSI, also called work-related upper limb disorder, is a general term used to describe the pain from muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse.
RSI symptoms develop gradually and progressively worsen over time. They tend to affect the hands, wrists, forearms, elbows and shoulders. Symptoms include:
Pain or tenderness in your muscles or joints
Pins and needles
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an overstraining injury of the muscles and tendons. RSI is most commonly caused by a repeated action carried out on a daily basis.e.g. typing at a computer.
At Pro Performance we also address the underlying cause of your RSI, such as bad posture, poor workstation ergonomics or lifting technique.
RSI can be diagnosed following a full case history and physical exam. X-rays and MRI scans are not normally necessary.
We relieve the painful symptoms, then addressing the underlying cause of your pain.
1. We use medical acupuncture, Active Release TechniqueTM and ultrasound to relieve the painful muscles and ligaments.
2. We show you specific rehab exercises that accelerate your recovery and prevent reoccurrence.
3. We address the underlying cause of your RSI; incorrect workstation setup, poor posture, sedentary lifestyle, inadequate breaks from work and incorrect gym training methods.
Your RSI is very different to everyone else’s, so your treatment plan will be uniquely tailored to suit your individual condition.
We make preventing RSI simple, guiding you through an easy to follow stretching and exercise program, to strengthen your weak muscles and tendons. We also give you advice regarding postural and workstation changes that can ease your condition.
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