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Published on May 20, 2007

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Slide1:  Dr. Venkata Ramana Rao B.P.T., P.G Dip.(Acu), C.I.E (Sweden) R S I Specialist (Myotherapist & Ergonomist) Stop pain, before I T stops you K E E P S E M P L O Y E E S H E A L T H Y & P R O D U C T I V E Health Care R S I Why This Subject?:  Why This Subject ? Slide3:  How many of you heard about R S I ? Slide4:  Why you should be aware of R S I ? Slide5:  C o m p u t e r U s e r s a r e P r o n e t o d e v e l o p R S I Slide6:  R e p e t i t i v e S t r a i n I n j u r i e s O t h e r N a m e s for R S I:  O t h e r N a m e s for R S I Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WHO) Occupational Overused Syndrome (NZ) Cumulative Trauma Disorder (USA) Computer Related Injury (CRI) R S I F a c t s & F i g u r e s:  R S I F a c t s & F i g u r e s OSHA estimate over 700,000 RSI’s occur every year 15-25% of computer users throughout the world may have estimated R S I (Source - BBC) 3 out of 5 office workers in Sweden have symptoms of R S I Every day 6 people in UK leave their jobs due to an R S I (Source - TUC) D i d y o u k n o w ?:  D i d y o u k n o w ? 75% of Indian Computer Users report pain/numbness Over 30 young Indian IT/ITES Professionals have lost their jobs because of advanced R S I 55% of Indian Computer Users got injured within a year of starting their first job Slide10:  W h y & H o w ? Slide11:  Repetition of job tasks Too much Stress Muscles Tendons Nerves Other soft Tissues O n Causes Leads to R S I T y p e s & C a u s e s ofR S I:  T y p e s & C a u s e s of R S I C a r p a l T u n n e l S y n d r o m e:  C a r p a l T u n n e l S y n d r o m e C a u s e s..:  C a u s e s.. Wrist Posture Contact Stress:  Contact Stress B a c k P r o b l e m s:  B a c k P r o b l e m s Slide17:  C a u s e s.. Poor Strength Poor Postures Poor Body Mechanics T h o r a c i c O u t l e t S y n d r o m e:  T h o r a c i c O u t l e t S y n d r o m e C a u s e s..:  C a u s e s.. Cradling Telephone Awkward postures T e n d i n i t i s & T e n o s y n o v i t i s:  T e n d i n i t i s & T e n o s y n o v i t i s Slide21:  C a u s e s.. Extended Arm Slide22:  Poor Alignment Slide24:  N e c k Strain & Tension H e a d a c h e s C a u s e s..:  C a u s e s.. Neck Posture R o o t C a u s e s of R S I:  R o o t C a u s e s of R S I Poor body mechanics Poor Work habits Inappropriate Workstation Setup S y m p t o m s of R S I:  S y m p t o m s of R S I Pain & Discomfort Unusual sensations like Tingling, Burning, and Numbness. Decreased ROM / Flexibility Muscle weakness, loss of grip strength Slide28:  S t a g e s of R S I Slide29:  S t a g e 1 S t a g e 2 S t a g e 3 S t a g e 3:  S t a g e 3 Pain and discomfort Heaviness Pins - needles sensation Numbness It even disturbs sleep Muscle weakness W h a t n o t t o D o:  W h a t n o t t o D o Ignore or deny you have a problem Take pain killers Cures the symptoms not the problem Long term effects Join a gym or start weight training Undergo vigorous oil massages Take a vacation hoping the pain will go away with rest W h a t t o D o:  W h a t t o D o Seek Professional Medical help Meet Right Specialist for Right Solution T r e a t m e n t:  T r e a t m e n t Slide34:  RX Ergonomics Myotherapy Physiotherapy Acupuncture Slide35:  Prevention is better than Cure Slide36:  How can you Prevent R S I ? Slide37:  Proper Workstation Setup Postural Training Good Work habits Workstation :  Workstation Workstation :  Workstation P o s t u r a l T r a i n i n g :  P o s t u r a l T r a i n i n g Neck Posture Sitting Posture Typing Posture Use of Mouse Ideal W o r k H a b i t s:  W o r k H a b i t s Take rest breaks Practice good body mechanics Exercise at work – Stretch ! S t r e t c h e s:  S t r e t c h e s Strengthening Exercises :  Strengthening Exercises Slide44:  R S I may be worse than you think P r e v e n t it before it causes permanent D a m a g e T h a n k Y o u:  T h a n k Y o u R S I Health Care www.rsihealthcare.org

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