Repetitive Strain Injury Books

The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery BookBecause its initial symptoms are innocuous, “repetitive strain injury [RSI] starts with a whisper and ends with a scream.” Quilter, a health writer with her own website on RSI, focuses here on self-care and successfully living with RSI by taking a holistic approach, advocating relaxation and overall fitness. She offers tips for saving one’s hands during daily tasks, improving one’s sex life, and going back to work, along with the usual recommendations on ergonomics. By Deborah Quilter.

Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User’s GuideThis book has become a bible for those suffering from RSI. It explains what to ask your doctor (and why) when you go in for a diagnosis; it also lists more than two dozen types of RSI and related conditions, from cervical radiculopathy to reflex sympathetic dysfunction to fibromyalgia. If these terms sound intimidating, then the book succeeds in bringing them down to clear, manageable definitions. This is also the RSI book if you�re looking for information on the psychological ramifications of RSI and how to handle both time off from work and the return to the office. By Emil Pascarelli and Deborah Quilter.

It’s Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! RSI Theory & Therapy for Computer ProfessionalsThis guide offers computer users who suffer from repetitive strain injury an effective program for self-care. It explains the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of RSIs and also addresses the often-overlooked root causes of RSIs. This holistic program treats the entire upper body with ergonomics, exercise, and hands-on therapy, increasing the likelihood that surgery and drugs may be avoided. By Jack Bellis and Suparna Damany.

Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Strain InjuriesThis book is arranged to let you pick and choose the correct stretches to suit your needs. However you developed your repetitive strain injury and whatever your upper-body symptoms (or if you’re smart and you’d like to prevent such problems), there are multiple stretches in Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to suit your needs. The book is arranged to help users develop a personalized stretching program with more than 40 stretches for the upper body, forearms, wrists, fingers, and thumbs to choose from. Butler thoroughly explains the importance of stretching and the correct (and incorrect) way to do it, and the exercises are lucidly illustrated. By Sharon Butler.

The RSI Clinic Handbook: Life Beyond the Carpal TunnelHeather Tick MA,MD,CCFP is the co-founder and present director of The RSI Clinic in Toronto. She has treated thousands of patients with Repetitive Strain Injuries and other myofascial disorders. She has an ergonomics consulting business and has presented at conferences and professional meetings on the topics of RSI, integrative pain treatment, ergonomics, nutrition and healthful living. This book clearly explains some of the puzzling aspects of chronic RSI pain. By Heather Tick.