NIJMEGEN – Researcher and physiotherapist Nathan Hutting the HAN University of Applied Sciences (HAN) examines with the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre a treatment method for a new form of RSI (repetitive strain injury), such as the iPad wrist
With the advent of smartphones and tablets, the symptoms become worse
“The term RSI you hear less and less, but that does not that the problem is solved, “said Hutting. It is about 184,000 cases of absenteeism per year in the Netherlands, the researcher says.
“With the advent of smartphones and tablets, the symptoms become worse, but the term RSI covers the cargo not complete. There are complaints come in. That’s why we use the term OPPORTUNITY, complaints of the arm, neck and / or shoulder . “
There are two forms of OPPORTUNITY . First of all, the specific shape, such as tennis elbow. There are obvious causes and treatments for, among other physiotherapy. In addition, a non-specific form of OPPORTUNITY. There is no effective treatment for physiotherapists because no specific cause or solution to their problem.
The research group is currently analyzing the results. The conclusions of the study are published after the summer in a scientific journal.