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R S I
Health Care
KEEPS EMPLOYEES HEALTHY & PRODUCTIVE

Dr. Venkata Ramana Rao
B.P.T., P.G Dip.(Acu), C.I.E (Sweden)

R S I Specialist
(Myotherapist & Ergonomist)

Why This Subject

?

How many of you heard about

RSI?

Why you should be aware of

RSI?

Computer Users are

Prone to develop

RSI

Repetitive Strain Injuries

O t h e r N a m e s for R S I
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Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WHO)

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Occupational Overused Syndrome (NZ)
Cumulative Trauma Disorder (USA) Computer Related Injury (CRI)

RSI Facts & Figures
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OSHA estimate over 700,000 RSI’s occur every year 15-25% of computer users throughout the world may have estimated R S I (Source - BBC) 3 out of 5 office workers in Sweden have symptoms of R S I Every day 6 people in UK leave their jobs due to an R S I
(Source - TUC)

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Did you know?
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75% of Indian Computer Users report pain/numbness Over 30 young Indian IT/ITES Professionals have lost their jobs because of advanced R S I 55% of Indian Computer Users got injured within a year of starting their first job

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Why

&

How

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Repetition of job tasks
Causes

Too much Stress
On

Muscles

Tendons

Nerves

Other soft Tissues

Leads to

RSI

Types

&

Causes

of

RSI

Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome

C a u s e s..

Wrist Posture

Contact Stress

Back Problems

C a u s e s..
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Poor Strength
Poor Postures Poor Body Mechanics

Thoracic Outlet
Syndrome

C a u s e s..
Cradling Telephone Awkward postures

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Tendinitis & Tenosynovitis

C a u s e s..

Extended Arm

Poor Alignment

N e c k Strain & Tension H e a d a c h e s

C a u s e s..

Neck Posture

R o o t C a u s e s of R S I
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Poor body mechanics Poor Work habits Inappropriate Workstation Setup

S y m p t o m s of R S I
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Pain & Discomfort Unusual sensations like Tingling, Burning, and Numbness. Decreased ROM / Flexibility Muscle weakness, loss of grip strength

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S t a g e s of R S I

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3

Stage 3
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Pain and discomfort
Heaviness

Pins - needles sensation
Numbness It even disturbs sleep Muscle weakness

What not to Do
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Ignore or deny you have a problem Take pain killers Cures the symptoms not the problem Long term effects Join a gym or start weight training Undergo vigorous oil massages Take a vacation hoping the pain will go away with rest

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What to Do
Seek Professional Medical help Meet Right Specialist for Right Solution

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Treatment

RX
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Ergonomics Myotherapy

Physiotherapy
Acupuncture

Prevention is better than Cure

How can you Prevent

RSI?

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Proper Workstation Setup Postural Training Good Work habits

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Workstation

Workstation

Postural Training
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Neck Posture
Sitting Posture Typing Posture Use of Mouse

Ideal

Work Habits
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Take rest breaks Practice good body mechanics Exercise at work – Stretch !

Stretches

Strengthening Exercises

R S I
may be worse than you think
Prevent it before it causes permanent Damage

www.rsihealthcare.org

ThankYou
R S I Health Care


								
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