- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Overuse Injuries
Tammy Crouch & Michael Madden
North Atlantic Books
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.
- The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Book
Mark A. Pinsky
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
Grand Rapids, MI
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.
- Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Sharon J. Butler
Advanced Press, (800) 909-9795
Sharon Butler specializes in the myofascial view of the body, wherein repetitive strain injuries are related to thickening and tightening of the fascia layers which surround all our muscles and tissues. After eleven years as a certified practitioner of Hellerwork - as well as her own personal experience with injury - she has developed this book to offer an array of stretches and exercises for the self-treatment of repetitive strain injuries. 160 pages, large soft cover.
- Cumulative Trauma Disorders: A Manual for Musculoskeletal Disorders
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
Taylor & Francis
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
Taylor & Francis
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.
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
Emil Pascarelli, M.D. & Deborah Quilter
John Wiley & Sons
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. Thisbook 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 books release. 234 pages, soft cover
- The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book
Walker and Company
This is the upside of the experience. Once it happens, you face a lot of choices. New career. Different approaches to diet and health. How to do housework. How to have sex. Quilter shows how people adapt to RSI, having made the best recovery possible. The book is populated by people who have learned from the experience, and found that it led them to make changes in their lives that weren't all bad.
- Sitting on the Job
Scott W. Donkin, D.C.
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.
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.
Peachpit Press, Berkeley
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.
Additional ergonomics articles from Onsight
Initial Thoughts on Cumulative Trauma
Why is Cumulative Trauma Happening Now?
Ergonomics - A Brief Definition
An Ergonomics Overview
Breaking Down the Myths
Management Role in Ergonomics
The Ergonomics of Sitting
Where Should the Keyboard Be?
Using Palm Support
A Warning About Wrist Braces
Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Word