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 Repetitive strain injury (RSI), CTD(cumulative trauma disorders), WMSD(work related musculoskeletal disorders)etc. are all synonym for pain and suffering related cummulative trauma. Wealth of information is available on internet. 
Here are some useful links: 
What is RSI? 
Repetitive strain injury, caused by minor but constant strain on some particular body part while working or performing certain activities. 
It is cumulative in nature. Person does not feel ill-effects of pain or loss of function right away, hence it is ignored by people at earlier stages. Our experience and research shows most of these injuries can be prevented by creating awareness, modifying activities, modifying work set up and performing some specific exercises. 
RSI/WMSD/CTD: It is caused by various mechanical factors such as strained positions, repetition, contact stress on body part, lack of physical fitness and stress can make person more prone to such injuries. 
These injuries range from stage 1 to stage 3. If corrective measures are taken person can prevent from getting into chronic debilitating conditions. Once the condition becomes chronic person may lose their livelihood, it may affect them socially and companies looses a talented and experienced employee. 
These injuries have a huge economical impact on company and ultimately on countries. Many western countries spend in excess of 10 billion dollars on treatment and compensation of these injuries. 
In India, we have certainly seen increased awareness in the last 3-4 years; but there is still a long way to go, it is definitely not at the level where it should be. There is a great need for creating awareness for the workers, individuals and corporate. 
A preventive as well as early intervention strategy needs to be in place to prevent loss of livelihood, suffering and loss of productivity for the individual and company. 
Recovery from RSI/WMSD 
In the early stages a well-rounded ergonomic approach, postural education and awareness, activity modification and exercise program works very well.At advanced stages of injury recovery becomes a long haul and tedious process for the injured person as well as for health care professional. 
A thorough and highly specialized assessment and advanced therapy techniques are extremely important in the process of recovery. Health Care professionals have to do a thorough clinical hands-on assessment which many times can prevent some unnecessary and expensive investigations. 
In recovery process along with usual pain management techniques in rehabilitation, there is a need to use hands on therapy techniques to solve underlying soft tissue problems such facia, neural tissue tension, trigger points, quality of muscle contraction, etc. 
Here are some specialized techniques that can aid in faster and long-term recovery from musculo-skeletal injuries 
1. Integrative manual therapy 
2. Myofascial release: covering of the muscles that needs to released in a perticular way 
3. Strain counterstrain 
4. Positonal release 
5. Neural tissue tension release and glides 
6. Trigger point therapy 
7. Muscle energy techinques 
8. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation 
9. Various taping techinques etc. 
Followed by proper exercise program, we offer
  • Complete management of RSI from assesment, treatment, evaluation of predisposing factors and recommendations for correction,home exercise program, self management and and instructions for reinjury prevention. 
  • Complete rehabiltation and conditioning for return to work program. 
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