Orthopedic

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive Stress InjuriesRepetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)

Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) is the name given to a group of injuries affecting the muscles, tendons and nerves primarily of the neck and upper limbs. RSI is caused by a combination of overuse and repetition, awkward or static posture and insufficient recovery time. Stress is often a factor.

There are two types of RSI

• Specific Named Conditions – these include tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tennis elbow, De Quervain’s Syndrome, etc.
• Diffuse RSI – this is where there is no clear-cut diagnosis but a range of symptoms exists. Sometimes it is known as non-specific pain syndrome.

The symptoms of RSI include aches, pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, weakness and cramps. With diffuse RSI there are usually no visible signs. Our team has had great success treating RSI with any number of therapies that we are trained in, including:

• Acupressure
• Alexander Techniques
• Core Training and Stabilization
• Ergonomic Analysis & Correction
• Joint Mobilization and Manipulations (Maitland Techniques)
• Maitland Techniques
• Manual Traction
• McKenzie Techniques
• Modalities (Biofeedback, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, hot packs, ice packs)
• Mulligan Techniques
• Muscle Energy Techniques
• Muscular Reeducation & Strengthening Programs
• Myofascial Release Techniques
• Neural Mobilizations
• Pilates Mat Exercises
• Postural Assessment & Reeducation
• Soft Tissue Massage
• Strain-Counterstrain
• Taping (McConnell and Kinesio)
• Visceral Manipulation Techniques

At Marianne Ryan Physical Therapy we have been serving the community for over 30 years. We are specialists in the treatment of Women’s Heath, Prenatal and Postpartum, TMJ, Headaches and Orthopedic conditions such as Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Hip and Pelvis Pain and Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain.

We offer a concierge service where you will be seen on time, in private treatment rooms by a highly experienced Physical Therapist who fully understands and knows how to treat your particular condition.
We only see 1 patient at a time and each treatment session lasts about 60 minutes. So you will get the Physical Therapy treatment and attention you deserve.

Looking for a Physical Therapist near me? We are conveniently located close to Grand Central Station.