Prevent RSI by rolling out tension and releasing adhesions. RSI is very common in the manual therapy field. It is important to take preventative measures by putting a self care routine in place.
It is especially important to keep the muscles flexible and free of adhesion. Micro tearing happens while you use your muscles and you must get proper nutrition and adequate sleep to repair your tissues. It is also important to relieve inflammation that has occurred during your day of work.
3 Ways to Help Prevent RSI:
- Perform Yoga hand stretching before and after work
- Utilize Hydrotherapy
- Cryotherapy- 15-30 min with a ice pack or 3-5 min with an ice cup for ice massage.
- Contrast bath 3 min hot to 1 min cold. Always end with cold
- Use rolling technique and direct pressure technique on the side and back of neck, pectoralis, upper arm, and forearm.