Repetitive Strain Injuries

Repetitive motion injuryRepetitive strain injuries (RSIs), are sometimes also called Cumulative Trauma Syndromes. These terms describe conditions that result from extended tenseness of a certain area, such as poor posture or the overuse of a computer or guitar. They can affect muscles, tendons and nerves in the arms, neck, and upper back.

At Petersen Physical Therapy, we work with you to reduce muscle tension and relieve pain. Our therapists will meet one-on-one with you to evaluate your situation and develop a personalized rehabilitation program designed to train the body and to educate you on decreasing the risk of re-injury, which can include:

  • Ultrasound Treatment
  • Moist Heat or Ice
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Manual Stretches
  • Joint Mobilization Techniques
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • A number of other techniques

Additionally, we offer in-home and in-office ergonomic evaluations with certified ergonomics specialists to help stop these injuries from occurring or re-occurring. Our specialists will meet with you where you are, evaluate your current situation, and work with you on:

  • Proper desk setup
  • Posture interruption exercises
  • Limiting the amount of time spent in stressful working conditions

Patient Experience

D. C. – Posture Interruption & Physical Therapy

I was very pleased with the help from all the staff. Frequently, I have to remind myself of postures and exercises I need to maintain mobility. I especially appreciated their recommendations for continued use of health club.

P. B. – Ergonomic Adjustment & PT for Neck/Shoulder Pain

Once the changes were made to the seating arrangement in front of my computer, I realized that I had pain that needed to be addressed. Over several months of physical therapy visits two times per week and exercising at home, I feel 100% better. I have more energy. I am able to work a full day without experiencing neck or shoulder pain. Thanks to all of you at Petersen Physical Therapy.

S. N. – Posture Interruption & Physical Therapy

When I first started physical therapy, I was in a great deal of discomfort and pain. I didn’t remember a time when I didn’t have pain for many years. I have improved drastically and have had days and even weeks without pain. When I was discouraged they helped me realize that staying with the program would be beneficial. Posture is everything. Thanks to all!

N. S. – Physical Therapy & Ergonomic Evaluation

I was evidently getting in and out of bed incorrectly and my therapist noticed and showed me the correct way, which helped my progress tremendously. Thank you so much.