RSI – Repetitive Stress Injury
RSI covers a range of musculoskeletal problems in the upper limbs and neck.
Official figures show the rate of RSI has hardly changed in the past six years, with more than 200,000 sufferers a year in the UK.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy wants employers to be compelled to provide occupational health services.
An analysis of figures from the Health and Safety Executive by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy found that injuries were most common in building trades, health and social care and among factory workers.
Office workers can also suffer extreme discomfomfort from repeated poor posture in a seated position.
Problems are also encountered using every day equipment such as computers at work.
In 2008-9, 213,000 people in work had RSI problems that were caused or made worse by work – of these 81,000 were new cases.
This compared to 222,000 in 2002-3 – of which 87,000 were new cases.
Please feel free to contact me at any time to ask a question about your condition and I will try to be of assistance to you as fast as possible, in some extreme cases a home visit may be required, or a simple online consultation may clear up and questions you may have.
We are only too happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.
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We are conveniently located in the centre of the market town of Bingham, centrally located opposite the doctors surgery. We are able to cover the whole of Nottinghamshire and further afield into the Vale of Belvoir and surrounding areas. With free private parking through the arch to the rear of the building making it easy to visit us why not arrange a visit to assess your needs, call us now on 01949 831648 to speak to a professional for advice on treatment.
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