The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book
by Deborah Quilter, Robert E. Markison

Since Deborah Quilters first book, 1994, Repetitive Strain Injury : A Computer User's Guide, many more people have become afflicted with and debilitated by RSI. The problem is growing and concern is rising.

"Use of the hands is of crucial importance in daily life. This book explores the physical, psychological, and economic realities of long-term repetitive-strain injury (RSI) to the upper extremity, a topic on which Quilter conducts workshops and has published previously. A foreword by a hand surgeon claims that RSI is reaching epidemic proportions, due to "poor tool design and the increasingly repetitive nature of many jobs," particularly computer work. Since injury happens over months and years, it is often difficult to diagnose and treat, let alone find a practitioner able to help.

Quilter charts the stages of injury, the often arduous paths to recovery, medical daily exercise, and how to protect the hands during home and work tasks. Ergonomic tips for common work-related situations, such as computer use, handwriting, and playing musical instruments, are covered. The author concludes with guidance on changing or creating careers." Penny Spokes - Copyrightę 1998, American Library Association. All rights reserved

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