RSI Exercises

Exercises can dramatically improve your RSI so we’ve provided a few you might like to try.

[wp_ad_camp_3] Most people find that regular RSI exercises before and during computer use helps them but please check with your health professional as incorrect or inappropriate exercises can make your RSI worse

Also note that RSI exercises alone are unlikely to fully solve your RSI symptoms and other aspects such as posture and mouse usage are likely to also have an impact

Some of these exercises directly focus on specific RSI problem areas but others are aimed at generally improving your posture which in itself is often the cause of many RSI conditions

Please check with your health professional before you try any of the ideas below

RSI Head/Chin Tilt Exercise

Exercises the back of the neck and chin. I use this one a lot but support my chin with my hand as I’m doing it

RSI Chin Tilt Exercise
  • Stand or sit with a straight back and no slouching
  • Slowly tilt your head up and down (Note: you need to do it a lot slower than this picture)
  • Repeat 5 times

As with all stretches stop immediately if you feel any pain or discomfort

 

 

 

Prayer Wrist RSI Exercise

  • Stand or sit with a straight back and no slouching
  • In front of you place your hands into the prayer position with palms and fingers together
  • Keeping your hands together move them gently downwards and you should feel a gentle stretch
  • Hold for 10 seconds and release
  • There are various varieties of this stretch (e.g. hands pointing outwards, downwards etc)

As with all exercises stop immediately if you feel any pain or discomfort

 

RSI Shoulder Rotation/Roll Exercise

Regular stretching and exercises can really alleviate RSI but this stretch is great before sports and just as a general warm up to the day. This one opens up your chest and sternum and loosens up the shoulders

Shoulder Rotation RSI Exercise
Shoulder Rotation RSI Exercise
  • Stand or sit with a straight back and no slouching
  • Slowly roll your shoulders back, up, forwards and back down (Note: you need to do it a lot slower than this picture)
  • Repeat 5 times
  • Reverse the direction and repeat another 5 times

As with all stretches stop immediately if you feel any pain or discomfort

 



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