Environment Adjustment

Ergonomics for health

Introduction of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injuries )

- injuries that occurs from repeated physical movement


- Creates damage to human's soft body tissue


- Often occur on hand, arm, neck and back

Symptoms and stages of Injury

- Some examples of Symptoms are Stiffness of joints, Throbbing Pain, and Cramps.


Stages of Injury

Stage one: Sufferer noticing the symptom

Stage two: Sufferer suffers in painful pains; such as: 'Joint stiffness', Swelling, and Redness.

Stage Three: Constant Pain and weakness; unable to complete easy tasks

The Cause of RSI and Treatment

Repetitive Strain Injury Causes & Treatment

Prevention – Ergonomics

Adjust Environment

Adjust Seat Height:

- Adequate knee clearance

- Keep the keyboard from 28 inches away from the floor


Adjust Backrest:

- Add an armrest to the chair to keep the arm comfortable

- Add firm support to the backrest


Adjust Monitor location:

- Set the monitor 18-20 inches away from the head

- Set the top of the monitor at the eye level

Some examples of Office Exercises

Exercises should be taken for every 1-2 hours


Head Exercises:
  1. Neck rotation
  2. Different directions of neck bending


Chest Exercises:

  1. Stretch the chest by 'pushing' it forward and backwards


Hand and Arm Exercises

  1. Extend the wrist to different directions
  2. Flex the wrist to the different directions

Some other examples of Office Exercises

10 Quick Exercises to Avoid Repetitive Strain Injuries from Massage

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Bibliography- Work Cited

From Websites to Images, videos, and locations


Websites


  • "What Is RSI." – Ergonomics Now. N.P., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016
  • "Ergonomics Presentation. PPT". N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016
  • Mandal, Ananya. "Symptoms of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)." News-Medical.net. N.p., 2012. Web. 04 May 2016.



Images


  • "Dance, Computer and Corporation." Dance, and Corporation. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016.
  • "Level Clip Art | Clipart Panda - Free Clipart Images." Level Clip Art | Clipart Panda - Free Clipart Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016.
  • "Botiquin Icon Image." Botiquin Icon. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016.
  • Atlantic, Smith, Cropper, and Deeley. "5 Exercises to Stay Active at the Office." Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 May 2016.
  • "Ikea Icon." 512x512px (, Png, ). N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2016.

  • "Leon's – Canada's Top Furniture, Appliance & More Store." Leons.ca. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2016.

  • "File:Costco Wholesale.svg." - Wikimedia Commons. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2016.



Videos


  • Beacheshealthgroup. "Repetitive Strain Injury Causes & Treatment." YouTube. YouTube, 2013. Web. 04 May 2016.
  • ABMPmassage. "10 Quick Exercises to Avoid Repetitive Strain Injuries from Massage." YouTube. YouTube, 2015. Web. 04 May 2016.



Locations


  • "IKEA Etobicoke - IKEA." IKEA Etobicoke - IKEA. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2016.
  • "Leon's – Canada's Top Furniture, Appliance & More Store." Leons.ca. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2016.
  • "Welcome to Costco Wholesale." Welcome to Costco Wholesale. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 May 2016.