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Amy H.

Oakland, California
I blog about computer ergonomics and related pain and injuries, offering easy to understand info about injuries, medical and alternative treatments, and treatments you can do at home to prevent and heal from computer related injuries.  Five years' professional writing experience, and the same... Full Bio
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Chiropractic Treatment for Repet ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Chiropractic Treatment for Repetitive Stress and Overuse Injuries, Take 2 Thursday, June 12, 2008 15:46 A common complaint of patients who visit any health practitione ... Read on »
Chiropractic Work for RSI? ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Chiropractic Work for RSI? Thursday, April 24, 2008 15:38 I’ve posted previously about alternate types of treatment for relieving the pain and helping to heal from rep ... Read on »
Chronic Tissue Damage, Pain and ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Chronic Tissue Damage, Pain and Weakness–What can you do? Monday, October 6, 2008 17:40 If you have regular painful flare-ups, or you know someone who does, here’s a n ... Read on »
Coban — Stretchy Stuff for ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Coban — Stretchy Stuff for Carpal Tunnel issues Monday, January 21, 2008 16:38 If your wrists are feeling sore, swollen, stiff, or your hands are tingly, you might wan ... Read on »
Common Sense Tips to Help You He ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Common Sense Tips to Help You Heal from RSI Monday, December 3, 2007 19:43 Recovering from RSI depends on more than just your workstation and how you work.  It’s also ... Read on »
Contrast Baths — Relieve S ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Contrast Baths — Relieve Stiffness, Swelling and Pain without Ice Monday, February 4, 2008 9:08 Most doctors and therapists will recommend that after working your body ... Read on »
Different Kinds of Kneeling Chai ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Different Kinds of Kneeling Chairs Monday, October 20, 2008 20:39 Recently I reviewed my kneeling chair and how it helps my back. Since I got mine at a thrift store, I ... Read on »
Discount Massage at Psoas Body Work in San Francisco by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Active Release Technique, or A.R.T. as it’s known, is a technique that involves strategic pressure on trigger points combined with guided stretches. Practitioners are highl ... Read on »
DIY Computer Input Devices ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health DIY Computer Input Devices Sunday, May 4, 2008 13:42 I spent Saturday at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, and found some cool related tutorials for modifying your own com ... Read on »
Drive Safely, Comfortably, and A ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Drive Safely, Comfortably, and Alertly - Don’t Crash Into Tankers! Wednesday, October 22, 2008 19:42 Today’s topic is brought to you by the second giant gas tanker mel ... Read on »
Elbow Supports for Aching Forear ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Elbow Supports for Aching Forearms Tuesday, March 4, 2008 18:42 If you have pain on the outside of the elbow and upper forearm, it can be diagnosed under several names ... Read on »
Ergonomic Mice and Keyboards — Find The Right One for You by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health According to one report, 10-20% of computer users report that using the mouse causes them pain. However, there’s no specific type of mouse that’s bad or dangerous, just as ... Read on »
Exercises to Do at Your Desk ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Exercises to Do at Your Desk Monday, September 29, 2008 23:04 Looking for stretches you can do at work? Forbes has a fun slideshow showing stretches you can do at y ... Read on »
FAQ– Why Are Good Ergonomic Products So Expensive? by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Question: Ergonomic mice, keyboards, and other products are made from the same basic materials as their standard, non-ergonomic counterparts. So why are they so expensive? Ans ... Read on »
Fast Tips for RSI Relief ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Fast Tips for RSI Relief Saturday, October 6, 2007 1:09 Here are a few frequently asked questions, and some fast facts, about repetitive stress injuries — and what you ... Read on »
Foot Pain, Arch Supports and the Elusive Diagnosis…”Posterior Tibial Tenosynovitis” by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health This is a post about my struggle and healing from foot pain, which turned out to be a different kind of repetitive stress injury: posterior tibial tenosynovitis. Scroll to t ... Read on »
Free Ergonomics Guides for Mobile Workers by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Are you careful with your ergonomic set up even while you’re on the go? On Smartphones, laptops, and other devices, it’s harder to make sure your posture is correct, and tha ... Read on »
Free Rest-Break Software to Help ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Free Rest-Break Software to Help Prevent RSI Thursday, March 6, 2008 12:22 There are several free programs available that can remind you to stretch. They’ll give you ... Read on »
Fun Ways to Get Fit by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health You don’t have to join a gym, lift weights or start running to be good to your body. The best way to stay healthy is find hobbies that get you moving, help you meet new peo ... Read on »
Gmail Labs Apps Save Some Time–and Clicking–in Gmail by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health There are lots of software programs out there to help make typing and mousing quicker and easier — and that means less clicks to make your wrists and fingers twinge with ov ... Read on »