Resource Guide: RSI

Sources of information on Repetitive Strain Injury,
including associations and web sites pointing to the latest developments in
relief for sufferers

 

RSI-UK

www.rsi-uk.org.uk

 

The web site of RSI-UK, a non-profit making support group
founded in 1994. A wealth of information for RSI sufferers, offering details of
symptoms, advice, sources of support, articles on RSI, recommended books and
resources and links to other web sites. Extremely detailed and well-researched,
this site should be the first port of call for anyone wanting more information
about the subject. If you have a problem with RSI, you are more than likely to
find all you need on this site.

 

The RSI Association

 

380-384 Harrow Road

London W9 2HG

Helpline 0800 018 5012

Administration 020-7266 2000

Gives details of self-help groups.

 

www.cdc.gov/niosh/ergopage.html

 

The web site of the US-based National Institute for
Occupational Health and Safety. It includes details of articles and research
papers relating to RSI and ergonomics. Not the most straightforward site to
navigate but it is worth persevering if you are looking for a more academic
perspective on the subject of RSI.

 

www.compaq.com

 

Web site developed by computer manufacturer Compaq offering
advice on safe and comfortable work environments for those working with
computers. Basic information, but useful background.

 

www.tifaq.org

 

An educational site which contains information about RSI,
resources for dealing with these problems and details of products to reduce
injury risks and symptoms.It is extensive and detailed, covering all aspects of
RSI, from information about office furniture to details of speech activated
products.

 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

www.csphysio.org.uk

 

14 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4ED

Tel: 020-7306 6666

Fax: 020-7306 6611

Non-members cannot access the site. However, the press/media
relations centre contains up-to-date information about RSI and the society can
put you in touch with physiotherapists experienced in the treatment of RSI.

 

BBC Online

www.bbc.co.uk

 

The BBC’s news web site provides up-to-the-minute news
stories relating to RSI, as well as extensive archive stories and links to
relevant web sites and organisations.

 

The British School of Osteopathy

 

1-4 Suffolk Street

London

020-7930 9254

 

Department of Health

www.doh.gov.uk

 

Information concerning the latest research and government
policy on RSI.

The Ergonomics Society

Devonshire House

Devonshire Square

Loughborough LE11 3DW

Tel: 01509 234904

Fax: 01509 235666

 

www.ergonomics.org.uk

 

Web site of the Ergonomics Society, includes a huge list of
links to other related web sites.

 

Health and Safety Executive

 

Tel: 020-7717 6000

www.hse.gov.uk

Offers advice to employers about RSI prevention and other
related workplace hazards.

 

Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

 

The Grange

Highfield Drive

Wigston

Leicestershire

LE18 1NN

Tel: 0116 257 3100

Fax: 0116 257 3101

 

Compiled by Kate Rouy

 

This listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes
further additions from readers as well as suggestions for further topics of
interest to include in this series

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