Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI Treatment

You most likely require Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI treatment at some time in your life. You may not realise the repetitive activities you perform daily are likely to cause an RSI injury. Our increased use of mobile phones, tablets and other gadgets places greater strain on our bodies. In these modern times, you are likely to have RSI injuries giving you thumb, finger, hand, forearm and wrist pain. However, RSI injuries extend to all types of people like musicians, gardeners, athletes etc.

Interestingly, a doctor recently reported a woman having “WhatsAppitis” after spending six hours making “continuous movements with both thumbs to send messages” using the instant messaging service1. The patient woke up with pain in both wrists as a result of using the same movements over such a long period of time.

Preventing RSI injuries can be challenging as you may need or enjoy your daily activities.  When pain sets in, conventional RSI treatments are unlikely to help because they do not address the root cause of a repetitive strain or overuse injury. This is typically due to scar tissue.

RSI injuries are not limited to people who use new technologies.

RSI accumulates over time with repetitive motions.

You may run, cycle, swim or lift weights.

RSI treatment can require the manual removal of scar tissue.

How is our RSI treatment different?

Active Release Techniques ® is our RSI treatment of choice. It is a unique soft tissue therapy specifically designed to break up scar tissue. It restores flexibility and circulation to shortened tissue. It’s also medically patented and considered the “gold standard” in soft tissue therapy.

Active Release ® gives providers the tools to address the cause and effects of overuse injuries. It makes sense and it works. An Active Release ® provider is trained to exactly feel where the problem lies. They use their hands to manually break up scar tissue.

Active Release ® can be performed by a variety of health care providers. However, the majority of them are chiropractors. Chiropractors have the necessary touch and in-depth knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics (how both the muscles and bones work together) to accurately diagnose and more importantly, correct the root cause of the injury.

When your joints are misaligned, spinal manipulation can be a powerful and necessary tool in correcting the problem. An Active Release ® Chiropractor can provide excellent results without manipulation so the latter is always optional.

Unfortunately many people only seek RSI treatment when their problem stops them. By then, it has become a multi-layered problem that can be difficult to unravel. Shortened muscles increase the force going through the joints and causes damage. Muscles and tendons are designed to tear and heal. However, damage to your joints is often irreversible.

It is extremely important to address problems early. This will decrease your RSI treatment time and minimise the wear and tear on your joints. Ask yourself how are you going to live when your body wears out?

What are RSI symptoms?

If any of the these RSI symptoms sound familiar, chances are you have a RSI injury.

Your muscles seem to always feel tight, achy, hard and ropey.
Stretching feels uncomfortable, no matter how much you do.
Your fingers and/or wrists feel tight when typing, using your mouse or electronic devices.
You try to do the right thing and exercise regularly only to find the on and off pain you’re experiencing occurs more frequently. You know exercise is good for you, so you are reluctant to stop.
Strengthening another area sounds like a good idea but you find this only works for a short time or causes pain in other areas.
Icing and stretching only seems to offer temporary relief.
You have to get on with your life so you try anti-inflammatory medication but they don’t work as well as you hoped.
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) from computer use.

We’ve successfully treated hundreds for more than a decade with our RSI treatments.

We have highly trained Active Release providers and our principal is a former instructor.

Take the next step.

Contact us today and get out of pain.

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