Welcome to Repetitive-Strain.com

BSI is dedicated to the successful non-invasive treatment of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI’s) affecting the upper extremity.  BSI will post a variety of treatments, including massage, ultrasound, exercises and stretches; discussing when and for what each of these modalities should be utilized. 

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  1. Jane Smith says:

    I am trying to get info on what you have to offer for Dupuytren’s Contracture. Your web site says see “training programs” and that it must be purchased separately but seems to not give any info on how to find the “training programs” for “DC”. Please help me find that info on your web site. I have had trigger finger and have a lot of your equipment but none of my information that came with my different sets of equipment have anything about program or exercise info to use for DC. My husband has “DC” in both hands. I would like to know what program to get and if there are any recommendations from people that have used the “Flextend” program for “DC” and have had at least some help. Thank you for helping me find your “training program” info that is suppose to tell what and where to purchase the program for “DC”. Sincerely, Jane Smith

    • Rehab4u says:

      Thank you for your inquiry. FLEXTEND comes with four exercise programs. All other programs must be purchased for $5.00 each…but we’ve decided to post this particular program for free. (It’s your lucky day!) We will look into the issue of information about Dupuytren’s not being supplied on the website. Please note that additional exercise programs can be found on repetitive-strain.com. It may help if you review the Dupuytren’s Contracture video posted on YouTube before starting the exercises. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7niXa484KA

      Dupuytren’s Contracture Exercises

      Note that Dupuytren’s Contracture may take longer to correct than other hand disorders. Be patient, yet persistent with your program, and results will come using FLEXTEND®.

      OPTIONAL: You may use Palm-Up Elbow Moving unless you experience ANY discomfort in the elbow region while performing the exercise (not including post-exercise soreness, fatigue, etc.) Revert to using Palm-Up Isolated, still following the required number of sets and repetitions.

      Week #1: 3 sets / 10 repetitions, 2x daily, 3 days a week
      3-sets: Palm-Up Isolated or Palm-Up Elbow Moving
      Perform 3 sets in the morning, and 3 sets in the afternoon or evening.

      Week #2-3: 4 sets / 12-20 repetitions, 2x daily, 4-5 days a week
      1 set: Palm-Up Isolated or Palm-Up Elbow Moving
      2 sets: Five-Finger Isolated
      1 set: Palm-Up Isolated or Palm-Up Elbow Moving
      NOTE: Perform 4 sets in the morning, and 4 sets in the afternoon or evening.

      Week #4-8: 6 sets / 12-20 repetitions, 2x daily, 5-6 days a week
      1 set: Palm-Up Isolated or Palm-Up Elbow Moving
      2 sets: Five-Finger Isolated
      1 set: Five-Finger Extension
      2 sets: Palm-Up Isolated or Palm-Up Elbow Moving
      NOTE: Perform 6 sets in the morning, and 6 sets in the afternoon or evening.

      Week #9-12: 8 sets / 12-20 repetitions, 2x daily, 6 days a week
      1 set: Palm-Up Isolated or Palm-Up Elbow Moving
      3 sets: Five-Finger Isolated
      2 sets: Five-Finger Extension
      2 sets: Palm-Up Isolated or Palm-Up Elbow Moving
      NOTE: Perform 8 sets in the morning, and 8 sets in the afternoon or evening.

      Progressive Resistance: Increase exercise resistance each week by moving up the Band Clasp/shortening the band length. Track your progress using the Progress Chart.

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