From RSI to Ease and Freedom
4/3/2017
Ira Feinstein, MFA
By the time I received the letter from the State of Oregon saying that I had been labeled "permanently partially disabled," I'd been struggling with chronic lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, for two years. I was 25 when the injury started. I'd been working as a package handler at Fed Ex, moving boxes in the morning and sorting envelopes in the evening. Grabbing a handful of envelopes at a time and tossing them Frisbee-like into the appropriate zip code labeled bin had caused the problem. My movements were akin to only using my backhand while playing tennis for a couple of hours per day, five days a week. After a few months, the movements caught up with me.

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RSI: Recovery is Possible
by: Cliff Smyth, MS, Feldenkrais Practitioner

3/30/2017

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The way we take action in the world affects our lives in significant and profound ways. Our habits can include the ability to move with great ease and comfort. Unfortunately, our habitual patterns of movement and perception can also lead to injury and pain. Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can be viewed from this perspective: as the result of accumulated injury and pain arising from the kinds of movements required of us in our lives -- along with the way we make those movements. Thinking in this way about these kinds of injuries also offers hope for successful prevention and rehabilitation.

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How the Feldenkrais Method can Help People with RSI
by: Deborah Quilter

4/5/2017

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Cliff Smyth talks about how the Feldenkrais Method can help people with RSI in this engaging interview.

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Prevention for Repetitive Strain
by: Fariya Doctor, GCFP

3/30/2017

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What's better than recovering from RSI injuries? Preventing them all together! Watch this short video to learn more.

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