Overuse injuries, also known as a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), are caused by any movement or action that is repeated excessively, making soft tissues tighten and contract. The pain is often reported as a continuous ache that gets worse as the day progresses and can hinder sleeping patterns by making it uncomfortable to lie down.
Our posture has a huge impact on how our bodies work. Hand, elbow, wrist, shoulder, and spinal issues can often be pinpointed to issues with posture such as sitting in a fixed posture for a long period of time without moving or overuse of a device such as a computer for work or a mobile phone. A common example of an overuse injury from sport is Tennis Elbow, otherwise known as lateral epicondylitis, which is often a result of over playing and poor technique.
We can all relate to the cartoon office worker who is slumped in their office chair at their desk in front of a computer, shoulders rolled forwards and chin on their chest, typing away furiously for hours on end. That character must have significant pain as staying in that posture without any movement can create in imbalance to the muscles.
We have a unique approach to treating repetitive strain injuries. We fully understand that sometimes your injury is not just about an individual action but can also include issues from your lifestyle and environment around you and how this influences you on a daily basis. (continued below)
We use a wide variety of techniques to help including:
Our treatments can be of huge benefit for people suffering with these kinds of body changes. We always look to determine the root cause of the overstrain and formulate a treatment plan from there that is as unique as your symptoms, including rehabilitation, stretching and exercise advice and tips on lifestyle changes too. We love helping you to move well and enjoy life again.