Repetitive strain injury (RSI) and associative trauma disorders, also known as work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs), are umbrella terms used to refer to several conditions that often are associated with repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained/awkward positions.
Working Without Pain – Eliminate repetitive strain injuries with Alexander Technique by Sherry Berjeron-Oliver and Bruce Oliver.
‘Information for Alexander teachers with pupils suffering from “diffuse RSI”’ by Hellie Mulvaney reports that her recovery from diffuse RSI was greatly assisted by learning the Technique.
‘RSI awareness day’ by Claire Rennie reports on 12 teachers of the Technique taking part in the 2008 RSI Conference and Awareness Day.
‘Alexander Technique success stories: Mike Klodginski’ by Clare Maxwell on what is most likely a carpal tunnel syndrome case.
‘Effects of the Alexander Technique on muscle activation during a computer mouse task’ by Elyse Shafarman and Mark W. Geisler is a summary of the research involving 32 adults of whom 16 had years of experience of the Technique; participants with Alexander Technique experience showed significantly lower levels of muscle activation in the forearm.
See also Ergonomics, Handwriting, Workplace.