Proper alignment and body mechanics can be seen as the foundation of a healthy body. Often times when the body is exposed to a repetitive motion or stress the area may become painful, tight, or restricted. Repetitive stress originates from excessive repeated motions, poor ergonomics or poor postural awareness and frequently occurs in the arm, neck, shoulders, elbows, hands, or fingers.
Physical therapy is often recommended if symptoms continue even after a period of rest. At Renew Physical Therapy we will perform a full evaluation which also includes assessing biomechanics and posture, and provide you with one-on-one instruction in techniques to reverse the habits that are causing your pain.
We’ll also evaluate your workstation to see if the repetitive stress is related to a poor ergonomic set up. Proper ergonomics and posture can help prevent future repetitive stress injuries and restore proper alignment and function.