Look, Ma, no hands! Coping with Repetitive Strain Injury

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Look, Ma, no hands! Coping with Repetitive Strain Injury

A disclaimer

Myth #1

Myth #1

Myth #2

Myth #2

Myth #3

Myth #3

Myth #4

Myth #4

Myth #5

Myth #5

Myth #6

Myth #6

My story

A week of terror

Iím going to fix this!

Down and dirty with dictation

A demonstration

Troubles in voice-land

A disturbing prognosis

A friend steps in

What is RSI?

What does RSI affect?

What does RSI feel like?

Warning signs of RSI

Causes of RSI

RSI isnít a fracture

Types of RSI

Muscle & tendon disorders

Tendinitis

Cervical radiculopathy

Epicondylitis & ganglion cysts

Tunnel syndromes & CTS

CTS is rare

Radial and ulnar tunnel syndromes

Nerve & circulatory disorders

Other associated disorders

I take control

The traditional medical team

The alternative medical team

Medication

Splinting

Surgery

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Alternative therapies

What not to do

Your recovery

First step: stop hurting yourself

But is it really that serious?

Rest

Patience!

Living and coping

I learn to live

Prioritize

Dealing with flare-ups

Ergonomics 101

Ergonomics 101

The keyboard

Ergonomic keyboards

Ergonomic keyboards

Ergonomic keyboards

The mouse

Alternate pointing devices

An example of bad ergonomics

What about laptops?

Ergonomic furniture 101

The table

The chair

The keyboard tray

The ideal ergonomic setup (IMHO)

Random ergonomic nostrums

Web sites for more info

Slides

Author: Trey Harris

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