Dr. Venkata Ramana Rao B.P.T., P.G Dip.(Acu), C.I.E (Sweden) R S I  Specialist   (Myotherapist & Ergonomist) Stop pain, be...
Why This Subject ?
<ul><li>How many of you heard about </li></ul><ul><li>R S I   ? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Why you should be aware of </li></ul><ul><li>R S I  ? </li></ul>
<ul><li>C o m p u t e r  U s e r s  a r e  </li></ul><ul><li>P r o n e  t o  d e v e l o p  </li></ul><ul><li>R S I </li><...
<ul><li>R   e p e t i t i v e  </li></ul><ul><li>S   t r a i n </li></ul><ul><li>I   n j u r i e s </li></ul>
O t h e r  N a m e s  for  R S I <ul><li>Work Related Upper Limb Disorder  (WHO) </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Overused S...
R S I   F a c t s   &   F i g u r e s <ul><li>OSHA estimate over 700,000 RSI’s occur every year </li></ul><ul><li>15-25% o...
D i d  y o u  k n o w  ? <ul><li>75% of Indian Computer Users report pain/numbness </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30 young Indian ...
<ul><li>W h y  &   H o w </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
Repetition of job tasks Too much Stress Muscles   Tendons Nerves Other soft Tissues   O n Causes Leads to R S I
T y p e s  &   C a u s e s  of R S I
C  a r p a l  T  u n n e l  S  y n d r o m e
C a u s e s.. Wrist   Posture
Contact  Stress
B a c k  P r o b l e m s
C a u s e s..  <ul><li>Poor   Strength  </li></ul><ul><li>Poor   Postures </li></ul><ul><li>Poor   Body Mechanics </li></ul>
T  h o r a c i c  O  u t l e t  S  y n d r o m e
C a u s e s.. <ul><li>Cradling  Telephone  </li></ul><ul><li>Awkward  postures </li></ul>
T e n d i n i t i s  &   T e n o s y n o v i t i s
C a u s e s.. Extended  Arm
Poor  Alignment
 
<ul><li>N e c k  Strain  </li></ul><ul><li>&   </li></ul><ul><li>Tension  H e a d a c h e s  </li></ul>
C a u s e s.. Neck   Posture
R o o t  C a u s e s  of  R S I <ul><li>Poor body mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Work habits </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropr...
S y m p t o m s  of   R S I <ul><li>Pain & Discomfort </li></ul><ul><li>Unusual sensations like Tingling, Burning, </li></...
S t a g e s   of   R S I
<ul><li>S t a g e   1 </li></ul><ul><li>S t a g e   2 </li></ul><ul><li>S t a g e   3 </li></ul>
S t a g e  3 <ul><li>Pain and discomfort  </li></ul><ul><li>Heaviness  </li></ul><ul><li>Pins - needles sensation </li></u...
W h a t  n o t  t o   D o <ul><li>Ignore or deny you have a problem </li></ul><ul><li>Take pain killers </li></ul><ul><li>...
W h a t  t o  D o <ul><li>Seek Professional Medical help </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Right Specialist for Right Solution </li><...
T r e a t m e n t
<ul><li>Ergonomics </li></ul><ul><li>Myotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Physiotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Acupuncture </li></ul>R X
<ul><li>Prevention  </li></ul><ul><li>is better </li></ul><ul><li>than  Cure </li></ul>
<ul><li>How can you  Prevent   </li></ul><ul><li>R S I   ? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Proper Workstation Setup </li></ul><ul><li>Postural Training </li></ul><ul><li>Good Work habits  </li></ul>
Workstation
Workstation
P o s t u r a l   T r a i n i n g  <ul><li>Neck Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Typing Posture...
W o r k  H a b i t s <ul><li>Take rest breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Practice good body mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise at...
S t r e t c h e s
Strengthening  Exercises
<ul><li>R  S  I   </li></ul><ul><li>may be worse than you think </li></ul><ul><li>P r e v e n t   </li></ul><ul><li>it bef...
T h a n k   Y o u R S I  Health Care www.rsihealthcare.org BP
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  1. 1. Dr. Venkata Ramana Rao B.P.T., P.G Dip.(Acu), C.I.E (Sweden) R S I Specialist (Myotherapist & Ergonomist) Stop pain, before I T stops you K E E P S E M P L O Y E E S H E A L T H Y & P R O D U C T I V E Health Care R S I
  2. 2. Why This Subject ?
  3. 3. <ul><li>How many of you heard about </li></ul><ul><li>R S I ? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Why you should be aware of </li></ul><ul><li>R S I ? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>C o m p u t e r U s e r s a r e </li></ul><ul><li>P r o n e t o d e v e l o p </li></ul><ul><li>R S I </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>R e p e t i t i v e </li></ul><ul><li>S t r a i n </li></ul><ul><li>I n j u r i e s </li></ul>
  7. 7. O t h e r N a m e s for R S I <ul><li>Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WHO) </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Overused Syndrome (NZ) </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulative Trauma Disorder (USA) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Related Injury (CRI) </li></ul>
  8. 8. R S I F a c t s & F i g u r e s <ul><li>OSHA estimate over 700,000 RSI’s occur every year </li></ul><ul><li>15-25% of computer users throughout the world may </li></ul><ul><li>have estimated R S I (Source - BBC) </li></ul><ul><li>3 out of 5 office workers in Sweden have symptoms of R S I </li></ul><ul><li>Every day 6 people in UK leave their jobs due to an R S I </li></ul><ul><li> (Source - TUC) </li></ul>
  9. 9. D i d y o u k n o w ? <ul><li>75% of Indian Computer Users report pain/numbness </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30 young Indian IT/ITES Professionals have lost their jobs because of advanced R S I </li></ul><ul><li>55% of Indian Computer Users got injured within a year of starting their first job </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>W h y & H o w </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Repetition of job tasks Too much Stress Muscles Tendons Nerves Other soft Tissues O n Causes Leads to R S I
  12. 12. T y p e s & C a u s e s of R S I
  13. 13. C a r p a l T u n n e l S y n d r o m e
  14. 14. C a u s e s.. Wrist Posture
  15. 15. Contact Stress
  16. 16. B a c k P r o b l e m s
  17. 17. C a u s e s.. <ul><li>Poor Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Postures </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Body Mechanics </li></ul>
  18. 18. T h o r a c i c O u t l e t S y n d r o m e
  19. 19. C a u s e s.. <ul><li>Cradling Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Awkward postures </li></ul>
  20. 20. T e n d i n i t i s & T e n o s y n o v i t i s
  21. 21. C a u s e s.. Extended Arm
  22. 22. Poor Alignment
  23. 24. <ul><li>N e c k Strain </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Tension H e a d a c h e s </li></ul>
  24. 25. C a u s e s.. Neck Posture
  25. 26. R o o t C a u s e s of R S I <ul><li>Poor body mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Work habits </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate Workstation Setup </li></ul>
  26. 27. S y m p t o m s of R S I <ul><li>Pain & Discomfort </li></ul><ul><li>Unusual sensations like Tingling, Burning, </li></ul><ul><li>and Numbness. </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased ROM / Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle weakness, loss of grip strength </li></ul>
  27. 28. S t a g e s of R S I
  28. 29. <ul><li>S t a g e 1 </li></ul><ul><li>S t a g e 2 </li></ul><ul><li>S t a g e 3 </li></ul>
  29. 30. S t a g e 3 <ul><li>Pain and discomfort </li></ul><ul><li>Heaviness </li></ul><ul><li>Pins - needles sensation </li></ul><ul><li>Numbness </li></ul><ul><li>It even disturbs sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle weakness </li></ul>
  30. 31. W h a t n o t t o D o <ul><li>Ignore or deny you have a problem </li></ul><ul><li>Take pain killers </li></ul><ul><li> Cures the symptoms not the problem </li></ul><ul><li> Long term effects </li></ul><ul><li>Join a gym or start weight training </li></ul><ul><li>Undergo vigorous oil massages </li></ul><ul><li>Take a vacation hoping the pain will go away with rest </li></ul>
  31. 32. W h a t t o D o <ul><li>Seek Professional Medical help </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Right Specialist for Right Solution </li></ul>
  32. 33. T r e a t m e n t
  33. 34. <ul><li>Ergonomics </li></ul><ul><li>Myotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Physiotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Acupuncture </li></ul>R X
  34. 35. <ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>is better </li></ul><ul><li>than Cure </li></ul>
  35. 36. <ul><li>How can you Prevent </li></ul><ul><li>R S I ? </li></ul>
  36. 37. <ul><li>Proper Workstation Setup </li></ul><ul><li>Postural Training </li></ul><ul><li>Good Work habits </li></ul>
  37. 38. Workstation
  38. 39. Workstation
  39. 40. P o s t u r a l T r a i n i n g <ul><li>Neck Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Typing Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Mouse </li></ul>Ideal
  40. 41. W o r k H a b i t s <ul><li>Take rest breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Practice good body mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise at work – Stretch ! </li></ul>
  41. 42. S t r e t c h e s
  42. 43. Strengthening Exercises
  43. 44. <ul><li>R S I </li></ul><ul><li>may be worse than you think </li></ul><ul><li>P r e v e n t </li></ul><ul><li>it before it causes permanent </li></ul><ul><li>D a m a g e </li></ul>
  44. 45. T h a n k Y o u R S I Health Care www.rsihealthcare.org BP

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