RSI and Overuse Injury Association of the ACT, Inc online

We’re here to help you with your RSI! We’re a non-profit charity organisation based in the ACT that help those coping with RSI. We’re here to help you with your RSI! We’re a non-profit charity organisation based in the ACT… (see more)

Welcome to our Website!

On this website, you'll find lots of info on how to treat and manage RSI, real life stories from people with RSI and advice on how to use your computer safely. And don't forget to take a look at our Helping Hand sheets for advice on how to keep doing the things that you've always done like driving, cycling, gardening, reading and more!

Join now from just $15 a year to get our latest Newsletter - OUT NOW

In the latest edition of 'In Hand' you'll find articles like:
  • Does break software really help prevent RSI?
  • 6 Tips to help you communicate better with your doctor
  • Can some time in the sun help you manage your pain?

Coming Soon!

Association AGM

Our AGM is coming up and we invite you to come get an update on the work the Association is doing and have an informal chat about how you manage your injury.

Ann Thomson will talk about low-cost Exercise Physiology classes at the University of Canberra

Ergonomic Office is providing a range of keyboards and ergonomic mice for you to try

Please bring your own stores on what's helped you. RSVP by contacting us on 6262 5011 or emailing us at to help us cater.

  • When: Thursday, November 9, 12:30 - 1:30pm
  • Where: Room 9, Second Floor, Griffin Centre, 20 Genge St, Canberra, 2601
  • Cost: Free, all welcome and lunch provided

Coming up in the Chronic Conditions Seminar Series

This month in the CCSS, a talk from Nexus Human Services on Chronic Conditions and the Workplace

  • When: Thursday, November 16, 7:00pm
  • Where: SHOUT, Collett Place, Pearce
  • Cost: Free, all welcome

Think you might have RSI?

It's time to talk to your doctor if you have any of these symptoms in your hands, arms, neck or shoulders and they come on during or after work:
  • tingling,
  • weakness in the arms or shoulders,
  • clumsiness,
  • painful sore arms, neck or shoulders,
  • difficulty doing everyday tasks,
  • cold hands.
Take action now — if RSI is ignored it can lead to a chronic pain condition! This website has lots of information and tools that can help you understand and respond to RSI.

We've released a new edition of our book: Pregnancy and RSI

Download the new edition of our book Pregnancy and Parenting with RSI and other arm injuries here. It's got lots of new illustrations and tips as well as stories from mothers with RSI. You can also order a physical copy for $20 here.

Our thanks go to Anupma Choudhary for the all the work she did updating and designing the new edition!

New Helping Hand Sheets: Meditation Apps!

Have you thought about meditating but you're unsure how to get started?

Meditating is a great way to relieve stress and manage pain, but in can be a little intimidating to start. To help you out, we've reviewed five of the best meditation apps, apps that provide courses of relaxing, guided mediation. These will teach you how to meditate and what mindfulness is all about in a way that best works for you.

You can find all of our other Helping Hand Information Sheets here.

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  • Info on helpful doctors, lawyers and therapists around Australia,
  • Email updates on resources for RSI, medical research and recommended links,
  • Our telephone information service on all aspects of RSI/OOS.
OR for just $29.50, get membership plus our 130 page book 'RSI: A Self-Help Guide' with lots of members' stories, practical ideas for daily life and medical research on overuse injuries.

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