A proven recovery plan for the over 8 million sufferers of repetitive strain injury, and a guide for the prevention of future injuries.
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a painful, potentially disabling condition that most commonly stems from damage to the upper torso. Long-term misuse or overuse of everyday tools like computers and cash registers results in the painful hands, arms, and neck that are symptomatic of RSI, a condition whose incidence has increased 80 percent in this country since 1990.
The Repetitive Strain Injury Handbook is a unique, user-friendly guide that is broken into two parts: (1) the 8-step recovery plan and (2) an RSI prevention guide. The 8-step plan moves RSI sufferers beyond the common denial of this ailment and into a diagnosis and treatment plan with a doctor. It provides:
o Nutrition advice
o An exercise program
o Breathing tips
o Traditional and alternative pain management suggestions
o A holistic maintenance plan for long-term health
The second section is filled with suggestions, stories, and tips for RSI sufferers that will help them live pain-free at home, at work, and in their social and intimate lives. There is also a special section of information on women and RSI, since pregnancy, PMS, osteoporosis, mastectomy, and menopause can all aggravate this condition.
|Publisher:||Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.|
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About the Author
Robert M. Simon, M.D., is a physiatrist with a private practice who teaches rehabilitation medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He lives in New York City.
Ruth Aleskovsky has, herself, coped with the challenge of repetitive strain injury (RSI) related to her work as a certified American Sign Language interpreter. She lives in New York City.
Ruth Aleskovsky has, herself, coped with the challenge of repetitive strain injury (RSI) related to her work as a certified American Sign Language interpreter. She is a communications expert and freelance writer.