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    Treatment for RSI: Pilates


    Treatment for RSI: Pilates

    What is RSI?

    Repetitive Strain Injury or to use the more common term, RSI, is a condition which results in pain from repeatedly straining and exercising the same muscle groups. It describes a wide range of conditions affecting the muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. RSI is an extremely common phenomenon in the workplace and is one of the most commonly reported accidents at work, particularly in the white-collar environment of the office, where employees are constantly straining their wrists in order to prepare documents, emails, and meet deadlines. It is difficult to obtain a diagnosis for RSI, as symptoms can appear with inflammation of the affected areas, making it very hard to distinguish from other conditions

    What are the symptoms of RSI?

    People who have suffered an RSI may display a wide range of symptoms including; pain, numbness, tightness, dull ache or throbbing, and tingling in the affected areas.

    I’ve suffered an RSI and I’ve heard that Pilates can actually help, is this true?

    Pilates is a body conditioning method that targets the abdominal muscles to build strength and improve flexibility. Pilates can help to resolve the postural issues surrounding RSI and in addition can aid any rehabilitation programme. It is important to note that Pilates alone will not treat or cure RSI, but can act as a great supplement to any existing treatment. Pilates can certainly be used in order to help prevent instances of RSI, and the associated breathing exercises can help you to relax and take the tension away from the affected areas.

    I have been diagnosed with RSI and I think my job may be to blame, am I entitled to claim compensation?

    RSI is becoming an increasingly more common work-related injury and poses a significant threat to health and safety in the workplace. Your employer should actively be taking steps in order to reduce the chances of employees suffering from RSI, including providing adequate breaks and providing ergonomic furniture to help with posture and ease stress on the muscles. If, however, you’ve suffered RSI as a result of your occupation within the last 3 years and it wasn’t your fault, then yes, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 and a friendly, professional advisor is waiting to take your call.

    Date Published: January 9, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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