Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is an umbrella term for several cumulative trauma disorders caused by overuse of the hand and arm. The injury can happen to the fingers, wrists, forearms, upper arms, shoulder and neck.
RSI includes many different ailments: de Quervain's disease, tendinitis, tenosynovitis, epicondylitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, to name a few. Many RSI sufferers have more than one of these diagnoses, so it can be a complicated medical problem.
And while RSI sufferers can share many common complaints, no two cases are exactly alike. RSI varies according to individual physical weaknesses or areas vulnerable to faulty work habits or workstations. Some people get pain in their shoulders and necks. Other people feel pain in their wrists. And then there are people who don't have much pain, but instead experience extreme weakness or clumsiness.
One thing you need to know is that Repetitive Strain Injury is not the same thing as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one form of RSI, but the terms are not synonymous.
No, our services are not covered by insurance.
We typically work one-on-one with Individuals who have Repetitive Strain Injury.