Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User's Guide

Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User's Guide

by Emil Pascarelli M.D., Deborah Quilter

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Overview

Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User's Guide by Emil Pascarelli M.D., Deborah Quilter

A unique Seven-Point Program for the prevention and treatment of this progressive disease, consisting of rules for good postural alignment, exercises, pacing and managing pain. Will help people avoid injury altogether or aid them in their recovery process. All techniques described are inexpensive, effective, non-invasive and do not require the purchase of expensive special equipment. Includes helpful information on setting up a workstation, buying the right type of chair and selecting the correct keyboard.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471595335
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/01/1994
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

EMIL F. PASCARELLI, MD, is an Attending Physician at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, practices as a consultant in cumulative trauma disorders at Columbia-Presbyterian Eastside, and is Director of Ambulatory Care at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He is also the founder and Medical Director of the Miller Institute for Performing Artists, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. DEBORAH QUILTER is a veteran health writer who has contributed to the Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Daily News, Woman’s World, and San Francisco Focus, among others.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RSI.

RSI: A Preventable Tragedy.

Symptoms of RSI.

Assessing Your Risk for RSI.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF RSI.

Getting an Accurate Diagnosis.

The RSI Examination.

Computer Vision.

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY.

Beginning the Healing Process with Physical and Occupational Therapy.

Self Care: Taking Charge of Your Recovery.

Activities of Daily Living.

Your Emotions.

MAINTENANCE: PREVENTING INJURY AND REINJURY.

Back to Work: From Disability to Productivity.

Setting Up the Workstation.

Preventing RSI: The Big Picture.

LEGAL ISSUES.

Protecting Your Legal Rights if You Have Job-Related RSI.

Reference Notes.

Resources.

Index.

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