MacBreakZ 5

Your Personal Ergonomic Assistant

MacBreakZ is a sophisticated Personal Ergonomic Assistant designed to promote healthy and productive computer use.

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Recommended Reading

If you suffer from any of the following problems like shoulder/ back pain or burning/ aching wrists or fingers you need to do something about it as soon as possible. Most of those problems are early symptoms of very serious conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, etc. Not only can those conditions become very painful, but once they are chronic they may lead to disability.

There are a number of publications about RSI and back pain which come highly recommended:

Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World

Kelly Starrett

This is essential reading for anybody who sits a lot or is thinking about migrating to a standing desk.

The book is the successor to Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance by the same author but focuses on mobility, injury prevention and resolving pain in the context of a sitting profession. Highly recommended.

Dr. Pascarelli's Complete Guide to Repetitive Strain Injury: What You Need to Know About RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Emil Pascarelli

For general, factual information about RSI, most sufferers (myself included) recommend Pascarelli and Quilt's "Repetitive Strain Injury".

Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Repetitive Strain Injuries: A Self-Care Program

Sharon J. Butler

This used to be the most popular self-help book for people who already suffer from RSI. It helped me personally a lot but now looks fairly dated.

In this book, the author presents a stretching routine which helps to restore the damaged body tissue to health. Many people on mailing lists still swear by it.

Stretching: 30th Anniversary Edition

Bob Anderson, Jean Anderson

Regular stretching is considered by many researchers to be the best way to avoid damage from computer overuse.

An excellent pocket book full of useful stretches at work is Anderson's "Stretching at your Computer or Desk"

The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book

Deborah Quilter

Deborah Quilter co-authored the early versions of what has now become "Dr Pascarelli's Complete Guide" mentioned above. Since she has written her own book on the subject with a focus on recovery.