Saturday, September 5, 2015
Musings on Repetitive Stress
There's been much excellent discussion on the blog this week about repetitive stress injuries and ways to avoid them. I can't add much so I'm bringing a few photos from my collection of 100+ year old Victorian trade (advertising) cards to add visual interest to my post. As we all know, the Victorian liniments and nostrums Cured All the Things, right?
I first encountered RSI at the age of 19, when I worked in a drycleaners' for a year and developed bursitis in both shoulders that's stayed with me for my entire life. We had to lift the heavy packets of starched shirts over our heads onto shelves all day long - not a good idea. (No, I didn't do laundry in the Victorian age.)
Some excellent advice here: I think all musicians have at one time or another experienced one physical problem or another. I have had tendinitis a couple of times, so I try to be really careful. It takes patience and persistence to overcome injury.
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Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything.