The mission of RSIHealer is to provide articles and resources about how repetitive stress injuries develop, how you can prevent computer-related injuries and how to treat them at home:
Since repetitive injuries are so different from person to person, and Western medicine is sometimes insufficient in treating chronic injuries, we believe that the information on the blog can help others who are coping with injuries. Not every treatment will work for every individual, but once you come to learn a range of coping treatments and therapy, we hope you can understand what your body needs and how to heal yourself. If you’re not yet in pain from computer use, the information here can help you prevent problems.
The editor is Amy Hengst, a freelance writer and photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Amy had to quit her first full-time job out of college, because of chronic arm pain and weakness. Since then, she’s done a lot of research and learned how to change her lifestyle and heal her arms and shoulders. Five years later, she’s pain-free and works as a freelance writer, typing away most of the day at her computer workstation.
Recent Posts from RSIHealer:
- Stretching Shoulders with the Foam Roller - April 22nd, 2011
- "A few months ago I joined the gym and it’s been great for fixing my posture, getting rid of shoulder and back pain, and making me feel healthier and stronger. One of my favorite gym tools –suitable for both people suffering from chronic injuries AND people […]"
- Making do: sitting cross-legged, taking breaks, and other frowned-on ergonomic behaviors - January 28th, 2011
- "Every workspace has its own ergonomic issues, and every body has different ergonomic needs and problems based on their physique and habits. A lot of generic writing on ergonomics, unfortunately, seems to be prescriptive–forcing users to try to sit in a particular […]"
- Stretch! Camel Kissing Pose - January 21st, 2011
- "You haven’t heard of this new yoga pose, Camel Kissing Pose? You are missing out. Remember, kissing camels is good for you. You will stretch 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles in just one smooch (according to Wikipedia) and make a new furry friend […]"
- Yoga Squirrel Stretch - December 29th, 2010
- "It’s been too long since we looked at a good stretch here on this blog, but Yoga Squirrel is here to help you stretch out those 2010 blues and go into 2011 feeling refreshed. Photo courtesy Eschipul on Flickr (Eschipul on Flickr) The squirrel will show you […]"
- Keyboard Review: Acer Aspire One Netbook - August 30th, 2010
- "by Anselm Engle The bottom line is that no netbook will ever be ergonomically perfect, because they’re first designed to first be small and light. Acer does a fairly good job at making a consistent, reasonably responsive, low-profile keyboard. As long as […]"
- Product Review: The Kensington “Keyboard for Life” - July 8th, 2010
- "A while back I began working for a new client and had the opportunity to try out another ergonomic keyboard, the Kensington “Keyboard for Life.” It’s a slightly revised design of a standard keyboard, plus it’s allegedly spill-proof. I didn’t […]"
- Virus and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked, Scientists Say - January 7th, 2010
- "Scientists recently discovered an interesting link in the research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a virus that blocks immune system, or antibodies to the virus, were found in prostate cancer patients, then in a high percentage of chronic fatigue sufferers: …cell […]"
- Weekly stretch: Down Facing Dog - November 19th, 2009
- "Downward facing dog is one of my faaavorite yoga poses because it’s a great stretch and strengthening exercise for the whole body, plus it’s relaxing. Here’s the original down facing dog: Photo credit: Ashlynn What a cutie. To do the yoga version […]"
- The Weekly Stretch: Lay on Tummy, Streeeetch Your Arms - November 13th, 2009
- "Is stress is like a Godzilla trying to chew up your muscles? This hamster looks like he’s got the solution– a really great stretch! Photo credit: knittingskwelgurl Here’s how to copy the hamster: Lie on your tummy if you can–or if you’re […]"
- The Weekly Stretch: Splay Your Wings - November 2nd, 2009
- "Is that just Daylight Saving time making me feel stiff and drowsy? Maybe it’s time for a good stretch. Time to reach out your arms, splay your wings and get ready to fly home in just a few hours. Photo Credit: Michael.DK from Denmark on flickr You can do […]"