Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)


RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) can be a challenge to figure out and to reverse. Theories abound about how and why these injuries affect us. Most of these theories are based in the traditional medical model and the anatomical way of looking at and assessing injury.


A New Perspective On RSI

On this website, we will look at repetitive strain injuries in a whole new light - from the perspective of the connective tissues of the body. Once you learn more about this critical and often overlooked tissue, you will understand that there are real solutions possible. There is hope for a real and complete recovery from your repetitive strain injury.

This website will offer information and insight into seven of the most common upper body RSI's. They include:


- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

- Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome (also known as Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)

- Forearm Pain

- Neck and Shoulder Pain

- Elbow Tendonitis

- Thumb Pain (also known as DeQuervain's Syndrome)


All of the injuries listed above involve changes to the connective tissues of the body, primarily the form of connective tissue known as fascia. The first 3 injuries above include nerve-based characteristics (numbness, tingling, weakness, etc.) in addition to changes in the fascia associated with muscle. The remaining 4 injuries generally do not involve the nerves but rather involve changes in the soft tissues of the body (muscles and fascia) alone.


The Role Of Fascia

In every case of RSI, fascia plays a major role in the symptoms you feel and the changes that take place in your body. Therefore, it is imperative that you address the role fascia plays in your injury if you have any hope for a true recovery.

This website focuses on the fascia of your upper body, how your symptoms are generated and what is needed to restore damaged or altered fascia back to a more balanced, more optimum condition. By attending to this aspect of your RSI first and achieving the desired restoration of your fascia, your symptoms will be significantly reduced or may disappear altogether. Then, any additional recommended therapy you incorporate in your recovery program will work better and faster.

Be sure to visit the section on Fascia to learn about its role in your injury. Then, proceed to the pages that relate to directly to the type of RSI you are experiencing for more specific information and guidance.