Tips to prevent repetitive stress injury

Posted April 7, 2020

Repetitive Stress Injury

Ready, set, stretch! Public health experts remind of the benefits of daily stretches to prevent repetitive stress/strain injury (RSI). Data suggest that cervical and wrist RSI are at epidemic proportions in the US because of poor ergonomics.

Experts recommend the following tips to prevent cervical and wrist or arm injury due to consistent computer work:

RSI_NeckExcercises

If you have additional questions:

Dr. Debra Eardley, DNP, RN, APHN-BC
College of Nursing and Health Sciences 
Phone: 651-793-1385
debra.eardley@metrostate.edu

Jodee Fitzgerald
Health and Wellness Services Coordinator
Phone: 651-793-1552
Jodee.Fitzgerald@metrostate.edu

Other helpful resources:

http://www.rsi.deas.harvard.edu/preventing.html

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/overuse-injury/art-20045875 

Try these exercises to prevent neck injury