RSI Reading List

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: How to Relieve & Prevent Wrist "Burnout!"
Rosemarie Atencio
HWD Publishing
PO Box 220 XA,
Veneta, OR 97487
FAX (503)935-0705 $13.95 + $2.50 s/h

Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Strain Injuries: A Self-Care Program
Sharon Butler
Advanced Press
Paoli PA USA, 1995
800 909-9795 (U.S.)
610 889-9795 (US$18.95 + 2.50 shipping)

Improving VDT Work, Causes and Control of Health Concerns in VDT Use
Dr. Steven L. Sauter
Ergosyst Associates, INC
4840 W. 15st. suite 1012
Lawrence, KS 66049

Cumulative Trauma Disorders
A Manual for musculoskeletal diseases of the upper limbs
Edited by Vern Putz-Anderson
Published by Taylor and Francis
1-800-821-8321 or 215-785-5515

The Ergonomic PC
Paterson and Patten
McGraw Hill 1995

The Computer User's Survival Guide
Joan Stigliani
O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
278 pages. $21.95 (US).
ISBN 1-56592-030-9

software version of "The HAND Book (Preventing Computer Injury)"
Stephanie Brown

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Overuse Injuries
Tammy Crouch & Michael Madden
North Atlantic Books
ISBN 1-55643-135-X
An overview with an emphasis on CTS. Includes a review of various treatment modes, diagnostic approaches, and discusses the injuries in terms of three stages. Also deals with prevention, ergonomics, and stress management. 76 pages, soft cover.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Steven Conway, D.C. & Scott Bautch D.C.
Advanced Industrial Consultants
(608) 756-0506
"A Practical Guide for Those Who Work With Their Hands." A readable, accessible guide to the topic which defines CTS, points to who is most prone, how it occurs, prevention, and what to do if you think you have it. Includes exercises and a bibliography of relevant articles. Illustrated, soft cover, 90 pages.

The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Book
Mark A. Pinsky
Warner Books
ISBN 0-446-36527-0
An overview of cumulative trauma injuries written from personal experience and well-researched. Explains the injuries, discusses ergonomics and prevention, considers appropriate treatment, and addresses psychosocial issues of the workplace as well. 207 pages, pocket book.

Computers & Visual Stress
Edward C. Godnig, O.D. & John S. Hacunda
Abacus Books
Grand Rapids, MI
ISBN 1-55755-128-6
Reviews the physiology of the eye, dynamics and features of visual display screens, environmental factors like glare, room temperature, color, lighting, etc., exercises and eye training, and resources for additional information. 136 pages, soft cover.

Cumulative Trauma Disorders: A Manual for Musculoskeletal Disorders
Vern Putz-Anderson, Taylor & Francis
Written for non-medical personnel in the workplace to understand cumulative trauma disorders. Presents an overview, suggests methods for worksite evaluation, and illustrates prevention strategies. 151 pages, soft cover.

Ergonomics in Computerized Offices
Etienne Grandjean, Taylor & Francis
ISBN 0-85066-350-4
Based on robust scientific research from the point of view of ergonomics as a science, this book covers all aspects of the computer in the office including vision, posture, physical design, noise, radiation, and occupational issues. Professor Grandjean is considered one of the pioneers of the study of ergonomics.

Fitting the Task to the Man: A Text Book of Occupational Ergonomics
Etienne Grandjean, Taylor & Francis
ISBN 0-85066-379-2
The fourth edition of what is considered the classic text on ergonomics related to workplace design, management and safety. Also discusses stress and lighting. Includes discussion specific to computer use. 363 pages, soft cover.

The Hand Book
Stephanie Brown
New York
(212) 222-9600
ISBN 1-884388-01-9
Written by an accomplished concert pianist, this unique book concentrates on techniques for using the traditional, flat keyboard safely. Strain that can lead to injury is partly a matter of postures and habits used at the keyboard that can be adjusted through learning specific do's and don'ts of hand use. Also has a section on caring for the hands and includes a poster of the "Twelve Golden Rules." 99 pages, soft cover.

Krames Communications
1100 Grundy Lane
San Bruno, CA 94066-3030
(800) 333-3032
Krames writes and publishes a wide array of material related to workplace health and safety. Many of their products are in the form of brief pamphlets and posters. There are a number of titles that relate to computer safety, such as, "Arranging Your Workstation to Fit You," and "Preventing Repetitive Strain at the Keyboard." They also offer a full training program on computer ergonomics with videotape and a guidebook on how to conduct the sessions in your workplace. Minimum orders apply.

Light, Medicine of the Future
Jacob Liberman, O.D., Ph.D.
Bear & Company
ISBN 1-879181-01-0
Given that the modern worker now spends a majority of their time under artificial sources of light, this is an intriguing exploration of the effects of being deprived of full spectrum light. Research suggests that "malillumination" can result which has real, measurable effects on human physiology. Given that good general health is relevant to the risk of repetitive strain injury, this is a topic worth considering. Paperback, 255 pages.

The Neck, Arm, Hand Book:The Master Guide for Eliminating Cumulative Trauma Disorders
89 Hillside Avenue
Bangor, MN 04401
(800) 762-7720
Written by a physical therapist specializing in workplace injuries, this is a guidebook focused on defining and preventing CTDs. A good general overview that also discusses building cooperative understanding between staff and management. 47 pages, soft cover.

Repetitive Strain Injuries
Emil Pascarelli, M.D.
John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 0-471-59533-0
Dr. Pascarelli has been actively involved in the treatment of work-related computer injuries for many years, and incorporates workstation analysis into all of his treatment programs. This book is a very comprehensive overview of the topic from injury descriptions to workstation adjustment to office culture. He was featured in an article in The Smithsonian soon after the book's release. 234 pages, soft cover.

Sitting on the Job
Scott W. Donkin, D.C.
Houghton Mifflin
ISBN 0-395-50089-3
Written by a chiropractor who provides a detailed understanding of the influence of extended sitting on the body. Chapters include discussions of work space, common physical complaints, stress, and sleep. 137 pages, soft cover.

Bob Anderson
Shelter Publications
Bolinas, CA
ISBN 0-394-73874-8
A comprehensive guidebook to stretching as a way to increase muscle flexibility and performance. Covers the whole body, and addresses stretches for specific activities like athletics. 192 pages, spiral bound.

Don Sellers
Peachpit Press, Berkeley
ISBN 1-56609-021-0
Subtitled, "How your computer can hurt you - and what you can do about it." Written in 25 brief, accessible chapters with may sidebars and illustrations, this book addresses all of the typical issues of ergonomics and vision and goes on to consider topics like pregnancy, office air quality and kids in the computer age. 150 pages, soft cover.

Compute In Comfort: Body Awareness Trainning:
A Day-to-day Guide To Pain-Free Computing

Paul Linden
Prentice Hall 1995

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