Relieving Repetitive Strain Injury with Physiotherapy

A person at the computer rubbing their sore wrist.

Repetitive strain injury refers to pain associated with repetitive movement and overuse of nerves and muscles. It can be felt in almost all body parts. Because of its nature, RSI is also referred to as repetitive motion injuries and repetitive motion disorder.

RSI Symptoms

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Repetitive strain injury has various symptoms that can range from mild to severe. Here are some of them:


The causes of repetitive strain injury can vary widely. Here are examples of factors and activities that are linked to increased risks of developing RSI.

RSI Treatment

Treating RSI starts with identifying its cause. If it is found to be related to a specific activity, you may have to refrain from engaging in it. Here are common types of treatment for RSI.

RSI Prevention

Prevent repetitive strain injury with these simple tips.

Physiotherapy for Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injury can affect your muscles, joints, nerves or all of them at once. The severity of the pain may vary depending on the type of tissues affected and the location and size of the affected area.

When treating RSI, your physiotherapist’s first goal is to identify which body parts are affected. Then a custom treatment plan is developed for you to help ease sensitivity in the involved structures. Your treatment will involve the following:

If you feel you’re experiencing RSI symptoms, visit our Physiotherapy clinic in Halifax.

Our physiotherapists provide a one to one treatment approach to ensure all your needs are addressed and that you’re given undivided attention at your every visit.

Call us today at (902) 425-3775 to book your appointment.

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