Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Ergonomics looks at optimizing an individual´s functional ability in a given work situation – simply, fitting the workplace to the individual and not the individual to the workplace. By assessing an individual´s work-station environment, we can identify, treat and prevent problems caused by improper desk arrangement, repetitive strain injury, back and neck care and upper limb disorders. People often present with general conditions such as neck or back pain, repetitive strain Injuries of the upper limb which, on closer assessment, are revealed to be aggravated by the working situation.

At Southside Physiotherapy Clinic, we can offer support by:
  • Assessing and diagnosing the cause/aggravating factors
  • Postural advice/correction
  • Exercise prescription to strengthen weak muscle groups and improve flexibility of tight structures
  • Advice on work station layout
  • Advice on stress reduction
  • Advice on suitable work station equipment and adaptation where necessary
  • Referral to a physiotherapist who will visit your workplace to assess and report on specific problems