Muscle knots from repetitive motions

I have been running more and more over the last three years for fitness purposes as well as for the prevention of middle age weight creep. It has been an interesting journey and one that forces you to analyse a lot of your associated aches and pains on a continual basis. Firstly, you try to […]

TMS a mindbody approach to RSI

Let me first start out by saying that I have long been a skeptic of the assertion that RSI is a condition solely controlled by the mind. I can attest to the fact that it’s certainly not just imaginary pain. So it was with a somewhat critical eye that I started reading the book, ‘The […]

Put your phone down!

Brilliant funny video from Fog and Smog films, but with a serious message for us RSI sufferers! Rate this post!

Do 45% of Irish Workers have RSI?

In an article entitled “Forty-five per cent of workers have suffered from RSI” published in siliconrepublic.com. There is a reference to a survey – ” … by IrishJobs.ie,¬† Enable Ireland and Assistive Technology Training specialists asked more than 1,000 employees about how comfortable they were as they work.” OK, this was a smallish survey of […]

The future is here

As I’ve alluded to before, for me, one of the most memorable scenes from the film, “Minority Report”, was when the “precrime” police officers interface with a large, transparent computer screen using arm movements, gestures and voice. This concept has immediate appeal to any RSI sufferers – imagine no longer using a tendon/muscle disabling device […]

Stress – No. 1 long term sickness absence cause in UK workforce

Several news articles yesterday referenced the findings by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which show that, “… stress has become the main cause of long-term sickness absence for the first time across the British workforce”. Two main articles appear in The Telegraph as well as The Guardian. The Guardian article states: “Worries […]

Elbow pain from kayaking

I have had more than my fair share of connective tissue injuries in my life so far. Indeed one of the reasons for getting into sea kayaking was because of cartilage¬† damage to both of my knees. As documented in this blog I have also had serious repetitive strain injuries in both forearms from working […]

Trigger Point Therapy Update

I thought I’d write a post as a follow up to my trigger point therapy post since its been a while since I updated you on my status. Let me start off by saying that trigger point therapy has been a fantastic tool for finding muscle knots in my arms, relieving and deactivating those knots […]

Microsoft Kinetic soon to be available for PC?

After much success with the Kinetic motion capture/control system (formerly project Natal), Microsoft is thought to be soon releasing the gesture control system for the PC, including laptop and tablet type devices. This could soon start a revolution in computer input. According to this article Microsoft has applied for a US patent called ‘Gesture Keyboarding’ […]

Trigger point therapy for RSI progress report – 6 weeks

OK, time for a progress report on trigger point therapy, its been six weeks since I started to do some trigger point massage. Have I seen some improvements? Yes. Has my RSI pain improved? Yes!¬† Has my RSI gone? Not yet! Trigger point therapy, as discussed previously in my post “Does forearm extensor trigger point […]