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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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Ten Tips for Safe Stretching ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Ten Tips for Safe Stretching Tuesday, February 12, 2008 17:16 Stretching helps your body loosen up and relax, and gets the oxygen flowing through your blood and to ... Read on »
Thumb Pain, Tenosynovitis and th ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Thumb Pain, Tenosynovitis and the SmartPhone Syndrome Monday, February 18, 2008 14:57 If your thumb is sore and swollen, there are several things you can do to loosen ... Read on »
Using Cloth Grocery Bags to Reli ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Using Cloth Grocery Bags to Relieve Arm Pain Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:49 A cloth tote bag with a shoulder strap is a good alternative to those plastic grocery ba ... Read on »
Using Chinese Medicine Balls for ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Using Chinese Medicine Balls for Therapy Monday, February 25, 2008 18:23 What exercises can be done with Chinese Medicine Balls? This is a question posed by Bethany ... Read on »
Blogroll on Ergonomics and Human ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Blogroll on Ergonomics and Human Factors Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:46 Since I’m only updating a couple times a week, I thought I’d point you all to some other gr ... 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 »
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 »
Ice Massage — Quick Cold T ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Ice Massage — Quick Cold Therapy Monday, March 10, 2008 18:03 Since ancient Greek times, doctors have prescribed the use of ice or snow as a treatment for injury. Tod ... Read on »
Workshops and Resources for RSI ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Workshops and Resources for RSI Self-Treatment Monday, March 17, 2008 14:18 The web is a great resource for general information, but it’s a mixed blessing. The longer ... Read on »
Alternative Therapies for Treati ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Alternative Therapies for Treating RSI Monday, March 31, 2008 21:53 In an earlier post, I talked about some of the alternative treatments that Western medicine is star ... Read on »
Ibuprofen and Steroids Can&rsquo ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Ibuprofen and Steroids Can’t Cure RSI Thursday, April 3, 2008 16:19 If you’re in pain, it’s tempting to grab some drugs and medicate it away.  But, it’s important to r ... Read on »
Tools for Self-Massage ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Tools for Self-Massage Monday, April 7, 2008 18:39 Last week, I mentioned a lot of good alternative therapies you can turn to for pain relief.  Of course, you can also ... Read on »
What Qualifications Do Hand Ther ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health What Qualifications Do Hand Therapists Have? Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:51 If you have a hand injury and seek treatment, you may end up in a physical or occupational h ... 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 »
Putting RSI in Perspective &mdas ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Putting RSI in Perspective — Who’s at Risk? Thursday, May 1, 2008 15:42 It’s not just computer users — many workers across many different industries and skill levels a ... 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 »
Case Studies: Corporate Approach ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Case Studies: Corporate Approaches to Ergonomics Thursday, May 15, 2008 19:56 I’ve worked for start-ups, mid-sized and large organizations with vastly different corpor ... Read on »
Chinese Medicine Balls Exercise ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Chinese Medicine Balls Exercise — with a twist! Thursday, May 22, 2008 13:10 Some time ago, I wrote about the benefits of using Chinese medicine balls as therapy, part ... Read on »
What Starbucks Gets Right &ndash ... by Amy H. Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health What Starbucks Gets Right –It’s Comfort, Not Coffee Friday, May 30, 2008 9:00 Having come of age in Santa Cruz, California, a little hippie haven on the coast, I’m a b ... Read on »
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 »