Repetitive Strain Injuries: The Complete Guide to Alternative Treatments and Prevention Paperback – 1 May 1998
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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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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.
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.
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!