Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive Strain injuries is caused by repetitive movement leading to muscular pains or problems with nerves, ligaments and joints to the upper and lower limbs. Usually work-related, the incidence of RSI has risen dramatically with the use of word processors and other automated equipment, which need only a limited range of movement.
RSI is an umbrella term that includes many different types of overuse/ over load injury and depending on the activities you perform can affect tendon, muscle and nerve structures in any region of the body.
The most commonly recognised repetitive strain injuries are at the elbow, wrist and hand and include tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and iphone hand.
Many groups of working people can be affected, including computer operators, typists, musicians, shop staff and factory workers. Our Physios are trained and experienced in treating muscle, nerve, joint and ligament complaints. After assessing the affected person’s posture, workplace, lifestyle and work patterns, they will devise a treatment programme.
This may include stretching exercises, mobilisation and electrotherapy, such as ultrasound, to speed up the healing process. If treatment is delayed, RSI can take longer to clear up. Our Physios can also give preventive advice.
RSI can also occur frequently in sports; some examples include Achilles Tendonitis or Tennis Elbow. Please click here for other soft tissue injuries.
Our physiotherapists are highly trained and qualified to provide expert care to our patients. They are fully insured and are chartered by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP).
We have team of Clinical leads who visits our physios and clinics to ensure a level of customer service and quality care that exceeds our competition is given to patients every time.