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Repetitive Strain Injuries: The Complete Guide to Alternative Treatments and Prevention Paperback – 1 May 1998

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary (1 May 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879838027
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879838027
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 815,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Author's summary of Repetitive Strain Injuries
This book is a comprehensive guide for the layperson into the many aspects of repetitive strain injuries. It is divided into five parts. The first being an introduction to anatomical terminology and a discussion on disease states that can mimic an RSI. The second part discusses 15 different forms of RSIs including carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and more. The third part is focused on first aid techniques and an entire chapter is devoted to nutritional guidelines and nutritional supplementation beneficial for reducing RSI symptoms. The fourth part explains 13 different forms of alternative treatments that are successful in healing RSIs. These include chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathy, T'ai chi, etc. Finally the fifth part is devoted to rehabilitation from RSIs, including breathing exercises, isometrics, rubber tubing, weight training, and aerobic exercise. This book is meant for the person who wants to avoid medications and surgeries. It is an excellent guide to those who want to use non-invasive alternative healing approaches to allow their bodies to heal quickly and effectively.

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I've found a lot of information on RSI is mainly regarding strain by over-use of a computer. This is the best source of help I've found about RSI caused by other things ~ in my case 40 years of using scissors as a dog groomer.
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Extremely well organised and written. Written for the layperson, but gives the knowledge you need to get the treatment you deserve. Good contents and index, so that you can find exactly what you want to know. The diagrams are all hand drawn in black and white, so are not as clear as they could be. It includes diagnosis, tests, conventional medicine and alternative/complementary methods.
I would recommend this to any and all sufferers, and anyone who is concerned about getting this condition as there are preventative measures that are discussed in addition to treatments.
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not as good as I thought it was going to be,pretty good though I was looking for specific exercises for guitar players.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Alternatives in RSI treatment 24 July 1998
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This book provides information on RSI that includes alternative treatments, in contrast to (or to complement, I should say) Pascarelli/Quilter's standard-med emphasis. The difficulty in treating RSI has prompted a great deal of interest in alternative therapies.

I think the real strength of what Dr. Tim has written is his emphasis on an interdisciplinary treatment approach. In contrast to consulting a single practitioner who may have limited perspective and treatment preferences, Dr. Tim advocates for a team effort that *includes* standard medical professionals but brings in other practices such as chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and others. Also, I think the book gives a decent basic rundown on the physiology of RSI, and includes good rehab information. While I consider some of the therapies presented here to be very questionable, at a minimum you will learn what each method claims to achieve for you from a writer who is not trying to sell one of them over! the other but hopes to draw something from each.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book 1 Mar. 1999
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It's a great adjunct to my treatment with my chiropractor. My chiropractor told me that a lot of patients do better when they eat more protein. It wasn't until I happened to open to the page that discussed protein, carbohydrates and insulin (around p.122)that I understood why that is true. The book is helping me to learn more about taking better care of myself during my recovery.
I like the pictures that show me how to do the exercises properly.
The part that seems to need improvement is something like information on the Alexander Technique,and some of the other methods. But things that are familiar to chiropractor such as nutrition and chiropractic methods are excellent in this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!! 2 Dec. 2009
By Jaime Vendera - Published on
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I used to be a construction worker and had the repetitive move of using a pair of pliers to tie wire on bridge decks. Unfortunately, twisting my hand thousands of times per day to tie while squeezing the pliers shut, often left my hands tight, cramped and sometimes swollen night after night. Being a keyboard player only made matters worse. Some gigs I could barely contain the pain in my wrists and fingers that resulted from my job. Luckily I discovered some exercises to alleviate the stress and strain of my job.

So, when I first read this book, I was surprised to see these same exercises and more. Not only did Dr. Jameson focus on the hands, but the entire body as well. Let me sum up this review quick. If you are experiencing pain in your joints from repetitive moves, whether it's in the hands, legs or body, GET THIS BOOK and find the answers to alleviating that pain!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good general information 14 Feb. 2012
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This book includes basic information on various medical diagnoses classified as RSI, and mentions different methods that can help manage RSI. However, I did not see any references to any evidence-based research proving that the techniques mentioned work. All of the techniques mentioned (except acupuncture) are utilized by physical therapists including spinal adjustments (the PTs just call it joint mobilization). Chiropractors are good in spinal adjustments but they are not exercise specialists. Based on my personal experience, movement and exercise therapy including postural endurance strengthening and neural gliding exercises (yoga, Qi Gong etc) is the fastest way of treating RSI. Any form of hands-on therapy or modalities (heat, ultrasound etc)can only offer temporary relief. Of course general health principles including adequate rest, proper nutrition, aerobic exercise, stress management, proper ergonomics create a therapeutic environment for fast recovery. At last, I have found that taping techniques can help manage RSI including kinesio tape which the author fails to mention. Kinesio tape is an athletic tape that can help reduce muscle tone/stress while you are working.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It gives ideas on how to deal with this disability 1 Mar. 1999
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You actually learn! It gives ideas on how to deal with the disability -- and the psychological part, too. It's a wonderful book!
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