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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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Why Rain Causes Joint Stiffness for Arthritis and RSI by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health The first major storm of the season hit the San Francisco Bay Area today, causing freeway snarls, nearly–drowned carsand a lot of stiffness in my joints. Why ... Read on »
Why Rain Causes Joint Stiffness for Arthritis and RSI by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health The first major storm of the season hit the San Francisco Bay Area today, causing freeway snarls, nearly–drowned cars—and a lot of stiffness in my joints. Why does rain and w ... Read on »
New Ways to Interact with Computers: Touching a Holograph by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health A while back I wrote about my vision for a future way of interacting with computersa program that would let you use full body movements to control your mouse and k ... Read on »
New Ways to Interact with Computers: Touching a Holograph by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health A while back I wrote about my vision for a future way of interacting with computers—a program that would let you use full body movements to control your mouse and keyboard. Th ... Read on »
Yoga for Crafters and RSI sufferers by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Computer users aren’t the only ones who get Repetitive stress injuries. Many people who do crafts and tasks with their hands, such as knitters, crocheters, or othe ... Read on »
Yoga for Crafters and RSI sufferers by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Computer users aren’t the only ones who get Repetitive stress injuries. Many people who do crafts and tasks with their hands, such as knitters, crocheters, or other creative p ... Read on »
Remember the Eagle with Each Breath You Take by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health The Huichol tribe of central Mexico has a rich cosmology embodied in stories, ceremonies and art. They believe in animal spirits, and when they are sick rely on th ... Read on »
Remember the Eagle with Each Breath You Take by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health The Huichol tribe of central Mexico has a rich cosmology embodied in stories, ceremonies and art. They believe in animal spirits, and when they are sick rely on their shamans ... Read on »
How to Realign Your Hips to Relieve Neck and Back Pain by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Did you know that neck pain and lower back pain are often the result of the same underlying causes? Of all the repetitive stress injuries, neck and back problems may be t ... Read on »
Learning How to Combat Chronic Pain and Celebrate Life by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Sorry I have been MIA lately: I have been out enjoying my pain-free life. I remember how devastating and debilitating it was to be in constant pain, and wondering if I would ... 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 »
Apple Revisits Ergonomics with a New Compact Keyboard by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Apple just introduced a wired, compact keyboard that gets rid of the number keypad on the right, making it more ergonomic for users. From my perspective it’s a great step, ... Read on »
Massage Techniques for Healing and Health by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health At its best, massage can do much more than feel good–it can lead to healing, increasing circulation, lifting your energy, breaking up scar tissue, and making you healthier o ... Read on »
Handmade Mouse and Keyboard Rests That Double as Hot/Cold Packs by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Check these out…I love, love, love these crafty  hand-made wrist rests  on Etsy.  Some of them double as hot/cold packs so they’re therapeutic too.  Many have fun fabrics, s ... Read on »
How to Control Stress: Awareness, Assessment and Action by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health I recently began taking a self-defense class. It’s a positive step, but probably would have been much more empowering when I was younger. Today I feel mostly like an emp ... Read on »
Writing Lessons, Style and the Invisible Audience by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health This has nothing to do with repetitive stress injuries but about the way I’ve been writing this blog. Just some thoughts. I’ve always written this blog with the assumpti ... Read on »
Office Hazards Go Beyond Repetitive Stress by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health For many office workers, pain from too much typing is all the only kind of personal injury they worry about when they step in the office first thing in the morning.  But a w ... 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 »
Muscles Aches and Spasms Can Indicate Potassium Deficiency by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Muscle aches can be caused by stress injury, or lack of sleep — or even potassium deficiency.  People are more at risk for this kind of deficiency if they take certain medic ... 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 »