- chronic neck, shoulder, arm and hand fatigue - chronic stiffness, heavy feeling or cold hands - numbness or tingling, pain in the hands, elbows, arms or neck - interrupted sleep due to discomfort or pain in your hands or arms - feeling of clumsiness, difficulty with pinching or buttoning tasks
you may suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI. Sometimes called "the disease of doing," RSI is a stress-related injury that is presently growing in epidemic proportions in our fast-paced culture. It is a result of inattention to the cumulative, constant repetitive movements, awkward and unnatural body postures, and insufficient rest periods that many of us experience in our work lives.
The M/BHI Behavioral Medicine Program for Repetitive Strain Injury is an outpatient program that helps patients with RSI reduce/manage physical symptoms and restore body awareness and respect for the body/mind natural rhythm of work and rest.
This multidisciplinary approach, led by a staff of professionals, employs a range of mind/body strategies to guide patients to become empowered participants in their own health care. This research and evidence-based clinical program enables participants to become confident in their ability to manage their RSI symptoms effectively.
Physical and psychological changes often occur and grow more serious with repetitive strain injuries. Clinical findings show that these changes can be prevented and/or greatly improved through multidisciplinary behavioral medicine treatment.