Repetitive Strain Injury

What is it?

Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI at it is often referred to is a condition affecting the hands or arms and occasionally the shoulder and neck.  RSI is usually associated with doing repeated activity for a long period of time and sometimes poor posture. It can affect people who work with computers or carry out repetitive manual work.

What we do?

We will undertake a detailed assessment of your symptoms to ensure we have an accurate diagnosis.  This will include questions about how you do your job, the number of hours you work and might also include questions about your place of work. We will look at areas such as muscle length, posture and strength.

What are the benefits?

Your physiotherapist will aim to help reduce the pain and symptoms you are feeling from your problem. We will look to improve tight muscles, address joints that need to be mobilised as well as other areas such as nerve mobility and posture. If appropriate we may also look at how you work or sit at your computer and improve these areas for you.

How can we help?

RSI is caused by a number of factors. We will aim to address these factors using a range of treatment techniques listed below.

  • Massage
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Acupuncture
  • Taping and Splinting
  • Postural correction
  • Electrotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ergonomics

What should you do?

If you have think you may have RSI you may well benefit from the help of a physiotherapist can provide. You may need to look at your workstation to ensure that your position when working is optimal. You can email us or call to discuss your condition or to book in for an initial assessment session.

To arrange an appointment or speak to a physiotherapist, call or email on:

Southend on Sea: 01702 521 042 or
Chelmsford: 01245 254 069 or

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