Stop RSI's with Ergonomics!
What is a RSI?
RSI's often affect people whose work consists of spending the full day sitting and typing.
Stages of an RSI
Stage 2 RSI
Occurrence: Stage 1 RSI is left untreated and without rest.
Symptoms: Longer periods of pain. aching and tiredness in the affected muscle during repetitive movements. Symptoms also interfere with other activities throughout the day like sleeping.
Ability to be reversed: This stage can be reversed if the affected muscle is put to rest.
Stage 3 RSI
Occurrence: Stage 2 RSI is left untreated and without rest.
Symptoms: Constant pain in the affected muscle throughout the day. Includes aching, weakness and fatigue in the muscle while resting and carrying out light everyday activities such as dressing. There is also swelling, redness and warmth in the affected area.
Ability to be reversed: This stage will last for years and is often irreversible.
Prevention - Ergonomics!
It involves adjusting the furniture, tools and peripherals in your workplace so that you are comfortable, productive and safe while working.
Using Ergonomics Will...
How to Adjust Your Chair Ergonomically
Correct Ergonomic Sitting Posture
Quick and Easy Exercises That Can Prevent Injury in the Office
Buy Ergonomic Office Furniture
ErgoCentric is a leader in providing ergonomic furniture. They have a variety of different ergonomic products.
Herman Miller is a high end brand. Known to sell high end ergonomic chairs.
Knoll is a company that sells ergonomic chairs. Their chairs are adjustable and comfortable.