These are often called repetitive strain injuries (RSI) or work-related upper limb disorders. Symptoms usually present as pain from muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse. The condition mostly affects parts of the upper body, such as the forearm, elbow, wrist, hands, neck and shoulders, and may also cause stiffness and swelling.
Physiotherapy can help employers and staff to establish safe working practices and manage health issues, thus reducing sickness absence and improving staff retention.
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Cervicobrachial disorders, eg.Carpal tunnel
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Back pain and neck pain
- Overuse syndrome, eg. Tendinitis
- Soft tissue disorders