GTD Wannabe at http://gtdwannabe.blogspot.com/ offers up a review of Desk-Trainer, a web site that provides five-minute exercise programs for pain reduction and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) injury prevention for employees and individuals using computer workstations, cellular telephones, blackberries and other devices .
GTD Wannabe tried some of the exercises, and here’s what he found:
I tried some of the “reduce pain” exercises, and I was impressed with them. What I like best is the fact that they’ve obviously put a lot of effort into the presentation of the exercises. You get a cute cartoon animation of a guy in a desk chair. A wonderfully narrated spiel starts, with the words also printed on the screen in front of you. The steps to the exercises are explained to you, and the little guy on the screen does them too, so you can see better what your body is supposed to be doing. You’re talked through the whole thing, with the animation as a bonus. I found the exercises to be excellent for stretching, especially my back. Think yoga for the computer chair.
Desk-Trainer provides one exercise program for free (you tell them where you’re feeling the pain, and they provide an exercise targeting that area), and if you like it, you can purchase additional exercises, either one-off or on a subscription basis.