Sources of information on Repetitive Strain Injury,
including associations and web sites pointing to the latest developments in
relief for sufferers
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.
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.
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.
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
Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
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.
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
Department of Health
Information concerning the latest research and government
policy on RSI.
The Ergonomics Society
Loughborough LE11 3DW
Tel: 01509 234904
Fax: 01509 235666
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
Offers advice to employers about RSI prevention and other
related workplace hazards.
Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
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