St. Luke’s workshop focuses on repetitive stress injuries

Published 10:00 pm Friday, September 23, 2016

Active people of all ages who have, or are at risk of having, repetitive stress injuries are invited to a free workshop by St. Luke’s Hospital Rehabilitation Services on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1-3 p.m. in the hospital’s boardroom. Pre-registration is required.

 The workshop will focus on prevention, treatment, and management of injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, trigger finger, and rotator cuff tendonitis.

Scott McDermott, MPA, OTR/L, who will lead the workshop, said repetitive stress injuries can occur “at any age and at any level of activity.”

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 “You can get carpal tunnel, for instance, from using a computer mouse incorrectly or from sitting in an uncomfortable position for too long. This workshop will help people recognize the best ways to avoid repetitive stress injuries and how to come back from it.”

 The workshop is part of an ongoing education series by the St. Luke’s Hospital Rehab Center. Future topics include oncology and hand arthritis. Each session is held in the hospital’s boardroom, 1-3 p.m., with light refreshments provided. Pre-registration is required by calling 828-894-8419.

– article submitted by Cody Owens