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Repetitive Strain Injury

Do you suffer from recurring pain or soreness in your neck, shoulders, upper back, wrists, or hands? Do you experience tingling, numbness, coldness, or loss of sensation? Do you have pain or numbness while lying in bed? These are often early warning signs of repetitive strain injury. The Alexander Technique can help.

Overuse of the computer, knife, scissors or similar motion or tool can lead to repetitive strain injury, affecting your muscles, tendons, and nerves in your arms and upper back. Well-known repetitive strain injuries include carpal tunnel syndrome and computer-related arm pain. Additional conditions include cubital tunnel syndrome, intersection syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, tendonitis, and tennis elbow. However, many of the conditions are interrelated, so you may suffer from many at the same time.

Learning to restore the balance of the head-neck-back relationship enables joint expansion -- from the neck through your spine, down your arms and into your hands -- restoring fine motor coordination in the hand and fingers. You learn to use your body more efficiently and to perform any activity with less tension, allowing for freedom and expansion in your entire body.

As an expert instructor in the Alexander Technique, Michael will help you to uncover certain blind spots in the way you move and think that cause you to misuse the natural design of your body. By directly observing your harmful posture and movement habits that cause strain, Michael helps you to become aware of these harmful habits and provides you with the skills necessary to change them, Even in a work environment that is not ideal, Michael guides you to use your body's own design effectively to relieve current suffering, and prevent future distress.

 

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Michael Veilleux
Teacher of the Alexander Technique
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