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Relief from RSI

  1. What is RSI

    Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI is any one of a large number of ailments including carpel tunnel syndrome and many other chronic pains. RSI usually results from repeating small stresses to the body hour-after-hour and day-after-day.

    RSI is afflicting a large number of people who use computer terminals for hours each day. RSI years to develop and at least many months for recovery. It has put the careers of many people at risk.

  2. Preventing RSI

    Dr. Pascarelli and Ms. Quilter's seven point common sense program (see reference below) to address RSI problems covers:

    Good design of your computer furniture helps in two of these steps, posture and position. Good furniture is therefore not a cure-all but is an important step to prevention or recovery when included in a larger program.

  3. Woodware and RSI

    We will give priority to desks for people suffering from RSI. We give special attention to customizing their designs. If the sufferer's friends and family can pay for the Materials, we will work through the Internet to find an amateur woodworker in your area to build the desk. Help us prove that the Internet can have a heart. We usually wave our design fee in such cases.

    If you are already suffering pain, then see a doctor. Doctors in both industrial and sports medicine have special training for handling this type of injury.

    If you are seeing a doctor or physical therapist, then take their advice in the selection of your computer furniture. We want to know their recommendations. Particularly important are keyboards, keyboard heights, chairs, and monitor heights.

    We cannot promise that our designs will cure you or even provide absolute protection. We do promise to help you build a desk that suits your needs.

  4. RSI News Groups

    The following news groups relate to RSI.

  5. RSI Reference

    Our reference for RSI prevention and relief is:

    Emil Pascarelli and Deborah Quilter, Repetitive Strain Injury, (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994).

    You can find additional referenced on our 'Hot Links' page.

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