Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Expert

I am a leading upper limb and hand repetitive strain injury (RSI) specialist located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. As an experienced Occupational Therapist (OT) and Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), I practise in an extended scope role. You can be confident that I have the expertise to provide you with specialist assessment and treatment for your shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist or hand RSI.

Overloading of upper limb or hand can result in debilitating RSI. Every condition is individual and can range from simple to complex.

Extended Time on Electronic Devices

Technology encompasses our lives. Whether you are using electronic devices for work, leisure or both - overuse can be detrimental to your upper limb and hand health. Gamer’s thumb, texting thumb and cell phone elbow highlight a few diagnoses that can present themselves

Demands of Being a Mother with a New Baby

Challenging yet rewarding. Your shoulders, upper limbs and hands will be tested time and time again. Pain and unwanted symptoms on your wrists or hands may be contributed by mommy thumb or carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).


Finding Work Settings Aggravating

Whether you are a manual labourer, desk-based worker, healthcare professional or performing artist. Each one of these jobs has their own specific tasks that can impact your upper limbs and hands. If occupational demands are causing issues, they should be addressed without delay to ensure a positive outcome.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Symptoms

Common repetitive strain injury (RSI) symptoms include:

  • Pain, aching or tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Throbbing
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Weakness
  • Cramps

Do not be left to suffer. Avoid long and wearisome pathways. Without treatment, RSI symptoms may eventually become constant and cause longer periods of pain and disability

If you live further afield in the United Kingdom, or even outside of the UK, I also offer virtual consultation and treatment sessions. Real-time video appointments are suitable for those looking for comprehensive RSI rehabilitation solutions.

RSI Conditions I Treat

The repetitive strain (RSI) I offer a wide range of treatments to help relieve pain and improve shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand function. Common conditions that I am knowledgeable in treating include, but are not limited to:

  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Radial tunnel syndrome
  • Supinator syndrome
  • Pronator teres syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
  • Nerve compression
  • Rotator cuff
  • Intersection syndrome
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Medial epicondylitis
  • Lateral epicondylitis

You can read more about the treatments I offer on the Treatments page.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?
What part(s) of the body does repetitive strain injury affect most?
Why should I see a Hand Therapist vs a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for my RSI?

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