Stress: the new RSI


SuperDoc applies lessons learnt about RSI in the 80s to the current "epidemic" of stress - and discovers anew that prevention is better than cure

Every once in a while, a monster medical issue rears its ugly head, or perhaps more aptly, unfurls its return-to-work-hampering tentacles. In the eighties, it was RSI – Repetitive Strain Injury. Has stress become the new occupational medicine monster? During the eighties, Australia saw a huge increase in arm pain problems, linked to repetitive movements. As we now know, arm pain is a relatively common problem in the community, partic...

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Published 02 August, 2009